Chris Paul Daniels

Still from 'Family Tree' 2012 - Commisioned for Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside


Chris Paul Daniels is a British Film and Video Artist originally from Maltby, Rotherham, in South Yorkshire. His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location.

He has exhibited and screened work nationally and internationally, including BFI Southbank, Groninger Museum, IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, the National Media Museum, the Royal Standard, Rogue Artists Studios Project Space and won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art in 2010 for his collaborative project Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain after graduating in the same year with a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art.

He has performed live visual collaborations with musicians in Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands and Kenya and had several films included in the international ‘One Minute’ film programme.


His most recent work is a sixty minute artist’s film entitled ‘Premier/Divisions’ which is the outcome of a Triangle Network and Gasworks Gallery funded residency at Kuona Trust Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The film, which surveys the complexities and anxieties around perceived and real differences in Kenyan society in the run up to the 2013 presidential elections premiered in Nairobi and has had a special UK preview at the Cornerhouse in Manchester on July 22nd.

Still from 'Premier/Divisions' 2013

Still from 'Premier/Divisions' 2013

Still from 'Premier/Divisions' 2013

Participants at a workshop for Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Britain