Chris Paul Daniels /

Artist and Filmmaker based in Manchester.

Current -

2nd - 11th December 2016 Unravel at Whitney Museum of American Art

2nd - 18th December 2016 YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE!commissioned by HOME, exhibited at Visions in The Nunnery (programme 3) at Bow Arts Centre.

9th - 18th December 2016 New film with Sam Meech ‘One Square Mile’ co-commissioned by Quays Culture and University of Salford installed in Media City as part of Lightwaves:






MA Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art, 2010.

BA Hons (First Class) Art and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2003.

AWARDS Deutsche Bank Award for Art 2010

Royal College of Art Travel Grant 2009

Royal College of Art Bursary 2008


One Square Mile - Northern Artist Film commission with Sam Meech. Co-commission by Quays Culture and University of Salford, exhibited at Lightwaves 2016, Media City 9th - 18th December 2016.

HOME - major commission for group show ‘SAFE’ opening November 13th-January 3rd 2016

EIGHT - collaborative project to mark opening of British Consulate in Wuhan, China between HOME (Mcr), Brighter Sound (Mcr), K11 (China) and Vox (K11) funded by the British Council and Manchester City Council.

INDUSTRY - live performance, with Oerknal in Amsterdam and The Hague,March 2015.

A Tiger’s Skin (Solo show) - Exhibition at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester.(December 18th 2014 - March 22nd 2015) outcome of British Council and Arts Council England Artists’ International Development Fund (AIDF) to participate in Transnational Dialogues China Caravan 2014.


Sub-titled - outcome of an Arts Council England funded three week residency initiated by Northern Film and Media at the NewBridge Project in Newcastle as part of the Connect/Exchange residency.

Realm of the Radicals - commission by new music collective Oerknal! to create live visuals for rendition of Chimeras by John Zorn alongside work by Harry Partch and Ralph Shapey.

NAIP Summer school 2014 Stykkishólmur, Iceland. Teaching role and creation of Collaborative projects with MA Students on international music masters degree. Culminating in several bespoke live video projections at venues such as Roni Horn’s Artangel commission ‘The Library of Water’

Screening of Premier/Divisions in Locomotion Artists Moving Image Festival (London), Leeds (Wharf Chambers), South Africa (Ginsberg Film Festival), and Arts Council England funded screening at TOAST in Manchester as part of Shady Dealings with Language.


Public Images, Commission for Virgin Records 40th Anniversary Exhibition, collaboration with Kelvin Brown and Sam Meech. Installed at Virgin 40 and commercial release as downloadable app.

Premier/Divisions, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya (via The Gasworks/Triangle Network), screened at Cornerhouse Manchester, Art Licks Weekend London, Nai Ni Who? Nairobi, and Kuona Trust Arts Centre, Nairobi.

Nordic Arts, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands (performed live in December 2012 and re-screened in February 2013)


Dom Sylvester Houédard and the Cosmic Typewriter, South London Gallery (film commission and photos in Occasional Papers publication)

Sublime Transactions, The Armitt Museum and Library, Ambleside, Cumbria (Group Show also featuring Peter Blake, David Toop and Russell Mills)

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation - Firstsite Gallery (Colchester)

Visual commission for the band Jazzfinger - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle


Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Chisenhale Gallery, London

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Berwick Film Festival, Berwick Upon Tweed

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- The Arnolfini, Bristol

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Bradford Animation Festival, National Media Museum, Bradford

Unravel 'Work In Progress' Installation- Document 9 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow


Site Specific Installation, various works- Constellations Festival, Leeds University, Leeds.

Raymond Scott : Music Machines and Mystery- Manchester

Moon landing- Islington Mill, Manchester. (Installation accompanying live performances by Biting Tongues, Graham Massey, Matt Halshaw, Massonix)


Perceptive Safari - Purfleet Heritage Museum, Essex, 2009.


Holy Trinity Church, Leeds. (accompanying performances by sound artists including Jackie-O Motherfucker)

SOLO SHOWS 2015 A Tiger’s Skin, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester (18 December 2014 - 22nd March 2015)

You are Here - outcome of funding with Birmingham City Council and A3 Project Space working with residents from Digbeth and Bordersley. 20th - 29th March 2015.


2016 One Square Mile, Lightwaves 2016, Media City (9th - 18th December 2016)

YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE!(commissioned by HOME): ICA London (November 2015)HOME Manchester (November - Jan 2016) IFVA at Hong Kong Arts Centre (March 2016) Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (June 2016) Bedlam Fringe - Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 2016) Arts and Literature Lab, Wisconsin (August 2016) The Tetley at Leeds International Film Festival (November 2016) Sea Change Festival, Totnes, with Video Social Club (August 2016) Plymouth Art Weekender, with Video Social Club (September 2016) Visions in the Nunnery (exhibition December 2016)

Election/Coverage: Tasmania International Video Art Festival (September 2016) LightWorks (October 2016) 27th International Ankara Film Festival (May 2016)

One Minute Volume Eight (multiple locations) One Minute Volume Nine (multiple locations)

2015 SAFE, HOME, Manchester (13th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016)

Compression Culture, Vertical Gallery, Manchester School of Art (26th November - 15th January 2016)

3rd Ural Biennial, Russia. (September 9th - November 10th 2015)

Film Material TOAST - Federation House, Manchester.

2014 Film Material Soup #9 - The NewBridge Project, Newcastle

Inclusion in touring programmes One Minute Volume 8 and Basement Media Festival (New York, Baltimore, Boston, Winnipeg, Toronto, Milwaukee, Chicago, Austin, Tucson) and Screenscapes (London, Cyprus)

Inclusion in programmes at Waterscapes Film Festival (Riga) and LIFT Festival (Toronto).

Rogue Open Studios, Manchester

Extracts from A Tiger’s Skin screened at Maxxi Rome, Castlefield Gallery Manchester, Trinity Laban Centre London, Video Fag Toronto.

This has nothing to do with Politics, curated by Jack Tan (with Cordelia Cembrowicz, Ana Fernández ­Aballí-Altamirano, Ella Finer, Rose Gibbs, Marlene Haring, Olivia Hicks, Noga Inbar, Virgile Ittah, Vesta Kroese, Ratna Lachman, Ekua McMorris, Oscar Murillo, PA Skantze, Jack Tan, Nicola Thomas, Geoff Tibbs, Richard Wentworth.)


Film Material Soup #8 (Event at Rogue Artist's Studios Project Space)

Presents, exhibition with Rosie Farell, curated by Ahmed and Carpenter, Rogue Artist's Studios Project Space.

Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland Institute of Art

Tele Visions, Sydney

One Minute Volume Seven - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill

One Minute Volume Seven - Cofi Roc, Caernarfon

One Minute Volume Seven - Museum of Club Culture, Hull

Royal College of Art SHOW 2013 (collaboration with Kelvin Brown)

Collaborative Project with Video Jam, Royal Northern College of Music

BYOB Dublin

The Living Room, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.

Rogue Open Studios, Manchester.

Summer Show, Malgras Naudet Gallery, Manchester.

Film Material Soup (Event organiser during Mis-directed Movies exhibition) at The Royal Standard, Liverpool

One Minute Volume Six - Furtherfield Gallery, London

One Minute Volume Six - Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe


One Minute Volume Six - The Horse Hospital, London

One Minute Volume Six - Alexandra Park, Manchester

One Minute Volume Six - Museum of Club Culture, Hull

One Minute Volume Six - Aid and Abet, Cambridge.

Filmed Up - Cornerhouse

Sudden Infant - St.Margaret's Church, Manchester

Silents- Royal College of Art, London (accompanied by live improvisation from David Cunningham)

Lightworks-  Grimsby Cathedral, Grimsby


One Minute Volume Five- Aid and Abet, Cambridge.

One Minute Volume Five- The Horse Hospital. London.

One Minute Volume Five- Peloton, Sydney.

One Minute Volume Five- Hull Film Festival.

One Minute Volume Five-  Sheffield Hallam University.

One Minute Volume Five-  Vertical Cinema, Cardiff.

One Minute Volume Five- FACT, Liverpool.

One Minute Volume Five- Directors Lounge, Berlin.

Visuals work at Bjorks Private Closing party- Manchester International Festival, Manchester (with DJ sets by Leila Arab, Graham Massey and Kelvin Brown)

Holmfirth Film Festival- Holmfirth

Cinema Corporel- Leeds


The Plaza Principle- Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds (Curated by Derek Horton and Chris Bloor)

Lightyear Foundation group screening- The Science Museum, London

Acoustic Images- British Film Institute, London (Curator and featured artist).

Its not you, its me-  Battersea Campus, Royal College of Art.

The end of the world as we know it-  Lecture Theatre One, Royal College of Art.

RCA Show 2- Lower Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art.

Calling upon spirits- Testbed 1, Battersea, London.

Is it Over - Group Show, Dalston, London.

Wrong Love, A-Foundation, FACT Liverpool.

Collaboration with Composer David Ibbett- The Barbican, London.

Best of the 50ft Reels- Cambridge Super-8 Society, Cambridge.

Lets rule out aliens for now and concentrate on what we know- Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art.

Attack of the 50ft Reels-  Sheffield Doc Fest, Sheffield


Design without Labels- Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art.

On-line exhibitor-


Communication Art and Design First Year Work in Progress Show- Blue Room, Royal College of Art, London (Curator and featured artist)

Views from nowhere-  Ladyfest Leeds, Holy Trinity Church, Leeds. (Curator and featured artist)


On-line exhibitor -

EXP24 presents - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds.


Deutsche Bank Award for Art 2010.

Royal College of Art Travel Bursary to San Francisco, 2009.

Royal College of Art Bursary Award 2008-10

Nominated for The Arts Foundation Fellowship 2015 Design for Performance: Video and Digital


2014 Participation on Transnational Dialogues/European Alternatives Caravan to China funded by British Council and Arts Council England Artist’s International Development Fund (AIDF). Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu.

Naip - Stykkishólmur, Iceland (Teaching Staff/Artist)

Northern Film and Media - The Newbridge Project, Newcastle.

2013 Gasworks/ Triangle Network - Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya

2012 Naip - Sigtuna, Sweden (Artist and Visual Arts Project Leader)

2011 Camden Arts, 157 Robert Street, Camden Town, London.

NAIP - Schiermonikoog, The Netherlands (Artist and Visual Arts Project Leader)

2010 NAIP - Skalholt, Iceland. (Artist and Visual Arts Project Leader at Collaborative Masters Summer School  in collaboration with classical musicians who amongst them have played for Arvo Part and Karlheinz Stockhausen)


Falmouth Art Gallery Permanent Collection.

Armitt Museum Permanent Collection

Kuona Trust Permanent Collection



Workshop leader/Participating Artist in Birmingham with A3 Gallery for ‘You are here’ with St.Basils/Members of Youth Homeless Parliament

Participatory Film Workshop with Blind Life in County Durham, a group of adults with visual impairment initiated by Jack Drum Arts

Workshop Leader for BFI Film Academy in County Durham

2010-2015: Workshop Leader/ Facilitator, Unravel The longest hand painted film in Britain - Over 100 Venues including: BFI London, Tate Britain London, Centre For Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Brighton Art Gallery,, Flatpack Festival Birmingham, IKON Gallery, Turner Contemporary, Firstsite, FACT, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Whitworth Art Gallery, Brighton University, Bournemouth University, Royal College of Art, Camberwell College of Art, Sheffield Doc Fest and many more.

2006 - present: Involvement with and work included in screening nights of experimental film and video collective, EXP 24 since 2006, including helping to run workshops on film at Leeds Independent Media Exposition, LIFF, Hull International Short Film Festival, Lumen, Leeds College of Art and Design and Leeds University.


Current: Lecturer for BA Filmmaking, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

2014 - 16 Chairing of public Q&A’s at HOME including John Smith and Bill Butt, Heather Phillipson, Seamus Harahan, Rob Crosse, Redmond Entwistle, Gerry Fox (dir.’Marc Quinn - Making Waves’), Josephine Decker (dir.Butter on the Latch).

Host of ICA Artist Film Club at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2016)

Judge for DBACE 2015 and 2016 Awards (

Guest Lectures at Guildhall School of Music and Drama Blackpool and the Fylde College UCA Canterbury Norwich University of the Arts

Selection panel for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Associate Lecturer for Unit X- Manchester School of Art Metropolitan University (BA Filmmaking, BA Photography, BA Fine Art and BA Creative Multimedia)

2013 Prize Giver/International Jury - BFI Southbank, Kids for Kids Festival.

Kuona Trust, Nairobi

University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury (Fine Art)


FACT, Liverpool

Leeds Metropolitan University (Contemporary Art Practices)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds


National Media Museum, Bradford

Plymouth University

Department 21 at Islington Mill Art Academy, Manchester.

National Centre for Computer Animation, University of Bournemouth (Interdisciplinary BA Animation students)

University of Brighton (BA and MA Music and Visual Arts)

Hull School of Art and Design. (Interdisciplinary BA and MA students)


Royal College of Art (Interdisciplinary MA Students)

Camberwell College of Arts. (MA Graphic Design Students)

University of Huddersfield (BA Digital Design)


Artist and film maker Chris Paul Daniels' work is characterised by participation with the public and experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally, including BFI Southbank, IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, National Media Museum, FACT and Cornerhouse. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art in 2010 for his collaborative project with Maria Anastassiou, Kelvin Brown and OKO Lab.