Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award-winning artist and filmmaker whose multi -layered practice explores fragile refusals and counter memories, itinerant lives, human and otherwise, in relation to structural and political injustice.

Andrea’s films include: Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013, written and voiced by the late John Berger), Estate, a Reverie (2015), Erase and Forget (2017), Artangel produced Here for Life (2019) and The Wapping Project produced Wayfaring Stranger (2024, featuring Eileen Myles), which have screened widely around the world including at Berlinale, Locarno, IDFA, Istanbul, BAFICI and IFFR festivals, as well as in cinemas, galleries, and community and activist spaces.

Selected exhibitions include ‘Shelter in Place’, Estuary 2021, ‘Civil Rites’, the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, ‘Common Ground’ at Spike Island, Bristol and ‘Real Estates’ at Peer Gallery.

Selected writing includes extended essays in ‘Unlikely: Resist’ (forthcoming, Journal of Creative Arts, Australia), ‘Ways of Travelling’ (forthcoming, Qattan Foundation, Ramallah), ‘Strangers Within: Documentary as Encounter’, ‘Open Democracy’, ‘Another Gaze’, among others.) and co-editing the books ‘Estate: Art, Politics and Social Housing in Britain’ (Myrdle Court Press) and ‘Doorways: Women, Homelessness Trauma and Resistance’ (House Sparrow Press).

Andrea’s films are held in the Arts Council England Collection, Archives and libraries, and are distributed by LUX.

Andrea co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary ‘The Look of Silence’).

Please read a recent essay by Andrea Luka Zimmerman: From A-Z: an Alphabetarium of Resistance.

Works by Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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