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Artists Index: Andrea Luka Zimmerman

(b.1969, Munich. Lives and works in London) is an artist, film maker and cultural activist, exploring the intersection between public and private memory, in particular in relation to structural and political violence. Andrea grew up on a Munich council estate, left school at 16 and, after moving to London in 1991, studied through to PhD at Central St. Martins, where she now teaches. Andrea’s films have been nominated for the Grierson Award, Aesthetica Art Prize, Golden Orange, Jarman Award, and Glashuette Documentary Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include ‘Civil Rites’ at the Whitechapel Gallery London Open and Tyneside Cinema Gallery; ‘Common Ground, Spike Island; ‘Real Estates’ (co-curated with David Roberts) at PEER with LUX, and ‘I am here’, an architectural photographic installation across the façade of Haggerston estate in Hackney. Feature length works include 'Erase and Forget' (88mins) (2017); 'Estate, a Reverie' (83 mins) (2015) and 'Taskafa, Stories of the Street' (66mins, voiced by John Berger) (2013 ). Andrea has also been commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella, Channel4’s Random Acts and Tintype Gallery. Andrea is the co-founder of Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary 'The Look of Silence') and artists’ collective Fugitive Images, as well as the winner of the Artangel Open Award 2014 for the forthcoming film Cycle with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens).