Chris Paul Daniels is a British Artist and Filmmaker based in Manchester, England.
His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location.
He won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art in 2010 for his collaborative project Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain after graduating from the Royal College of Art which resulted in over one hundred interactive public events across the UK including Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, CCA Glasgow, no.w.here, AND Festival, Turner Contemporary and installations at IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, and the National Media Museum.
Recent commissions include Virgin Records 40th Anniversary Exhibition (with Sam Meech and Kelvin Brown), and live visuals for international music projects in Iceland, Sweden, and the Netherlands including the Groninger Museum and a commissioned live visual performance of John Zorn’s ‘Chimeras’ in Amsterdam and Den Haag.
In 2013 he received a Gasworks Gallery and Triangle Network International Fellowship in Nairobi which resulted in a sixty minute film ‘Premier/Divisions’ with international screenings including venues such as Cornerhouse and Locomotion Artists Moving Image Festival.
In May 2014 he travelled through Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu in China with Transnational Dialogues as a recipient of the Arts Council England and British Council Artists’ International Development Fund. Outcomes of this project include screenings at the Castlefield Gallery, Maxxi Museum in Rome and ‘A Tiger’s Skin’ a three month solo exhibition at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.
He retuned to China in 2015 with a British Council funded collaborative project to celebrate the opening of the British Consulate in Wuhan, Hubei Provence with HOME, Brighter Sound, VOX and K11 Arts Centre.
Chris is a Lecturer at the Manchester School of Art and is one of the co-organises of the Film Material collective.
He is a participating artist within the third exhibition at HOME in Manchester for the show ‘SAFE’, opening in November 2015.