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Chris Paul Daniels

Chris Paul Daniels is an Artist and Filmmaker, originally from Rotherham and now based in Manchester where he is Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester School of Art. His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and co-won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art with Maria Anastassiou for Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain. This project resulted in one hundred public events across the UK and a residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Recent commissions include 'SAFE' at HOME in Manchester, ‘A Tigers Skin’ at CFCCA, ‘One Square Mile’ for Quays Culture and University of Salford Art Collection (with Sam Meech) and 'The Book of Lies' for Curated Place and Einkofi Productions at the National Museum of Iceland. His recent film ‘Northern Lights’, inspired by the Blackpool Illuminations, was co-commissioned by ICA and The Grundy Art Gallery and was nominated for ‘Best British Short’ at London Short Film Festival. It was recently acquired in the collection of Grundy Art Gallery/Blackpool Council and is currently exhibited both in the gallery and a special online showcase.