Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, film maker and cultural activist, exploring an often unexpected intersection of public and private memory, in particular in relation to structural and political violence.
Andrea’s films have been nominated for the Grierson Award, The Aesthetica Art Prize, the Golden Orange, the Jarman Award, and the Glashuette original documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival (2017). Exhibitions and projects include Civil Rites, London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2018), Tyneside Cinema Gallery, Newcastle, UK, (2017/18) Common Ground, Spike Island, Bristol (2017), Real Estates (co-curated with David Roberts), PEER with LUX, London (2015). Andrea is the co-founder of the artists’ collective Fugitive Images and was the winner of the Artangel Open Award 2014 for the collaborative work Cycle with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens).
The artist’s films include Erase and Forget (2017, 88mins) an inquiry into the nature of human conscience and the limits of deniability, which premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival and in the UK at the London Film festival. Estate, a Reverie (2015, 83mins) tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate in East London and the utopian promise of social housing it once offered, with a spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity. Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013, 66mins) explores resistance and co-existence through the lives of the street dogs of Istanbul and is voiced by John Berger. Andrea has made several commissioned short films for Film & Video Umbrella, Channel 4’s Random Acts and Tintype Gallery. Andrea is also a founding member of Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence).
Andrea grew up on a large council estate and left school at 16 and after moving to London in 1991, studied at Central St. Martins for a PhD.