Chloe Hodge

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Redhill, Surrey
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Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, 2012, Fine Art BA Honors (First)
2009, BTEC Foundation Diploma Art & Design
The Ashcombe School, 2009, BTEC Foundation Diploma Art & Design
writing, criticism, journalism, analogue film, mixed-media, installation, video-art, surrealism, photography, digital, conceptual, exhibition/performance

Chloe Hodge is a film and installation artist whose work is a combination of nostalgia, beauty and the uncanny. Every element of her work derives from a series of 8mm films inherited from her Grandparents – filmed in New Zealand, and across the world between 1948 and 1972.

Chloe digitally manipulates and adds soundtracks to this footage to create bizarre and unnerving fictional narratives, which detract from the idea of family movies and give the work a much darker tone. These narratives are partly dictated by her knowledge of the family members featured in the films, but more born out of her imagination, following the idea of an unreachable and surreal world.

In addition to creating narratives, digital manipulation is used to emphasize the cracks and imperfections of 8mm film to both reference the fragmentation of memory and to lament the replacement of analogue filmography by contemporary digital techniques.

All of her film work is presented within 3D installations - physical replicas of imagery from the films - to take the audience deeper into an other-worldly experience, whilst sometimes setting up a voyeuristic viewing angle to shift the audience into the position of subject.

Chloe’s work is intended to be timeless: using modern film techniques to celebrate its analogue predecessor, conveying the way the old becomes the new, as audience simultaneously becomes subject and reality becomes fiction.



Chloe Hodge

Curriculum Vitae



8 Tynedale Road,

Strood Green,




07792 334796






I am a First Class graduate, having recently completed a Fine Art BA Honors at Margaret Street School of Fine Art; over the course of this degree I developed my understanding of a range of skills such as painting, digital sound and film editing, various printing processes and metal and plaster casting. I have always worked experimentally as I enjoy the challenge of teaching myself new techniques.


In addition to working towards my degree, I have used the last three years to take on a variety of paid work placements in highly regarded, fast paced arts institutions: firstly within an arts fabrication house and secondly, a contemporary art gallery; these internships furthered both my technical and contextual knowledge and allowed me to work with several notable artists, designers and theatre companies.


I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with good organizational skills, adept and confident in working independently but do enjoy learning from others. I am bright, friendly and incredibly passionate about all aspects of the art world.





One Stop Arts

I work freelance for this online publication to review recent museum, art and fashion exhibitions.


Marketing and Education Internship

Ikon Gallery

I worked with the Marketing and Education teams in the Ikon office and on site to promote Ikon Gallery itself, present and future exhibitions. With the Learning Team I developed workshops for children aged between 0-13, family groups and adults.



Frieze Art Fair 2011

I worked for MDM on the Frieze Art Fair build which included tasks such as following and marking out architectural plans, practical building work and painting. I worked on the install of the White Cube section amongst many others and gained experience in how to respond to and work with gallery owners and artists.


Art Fabrication

MDM Props and MDM

I undertook work experience at MDM and MDM Props and was then accepted back for paid work. Through my time at MDM my understanding of different mediums was largely increased, learning skills such as sculpting wax and resin, perfecting and reshaping fiberglass, bronze and brass pieces, using clear cast resin and insetting precious stones. I worked with many interesting people with a variety of expertise and learnt the realities of working within a large company.


Freelance Admin/ Marketing Work

Ikon Gallery

I dealt with administration work, cataloguing and the archives.


Gallery Invigilator

Ikon Gallery

I worked within Ikon Gallery overseeing events and exhibitions to protect the art works from damage, and to make sure any technical pieces were functioning fully. I was required to pass on to visitors an in depth knowledge of the pieces on show – both contextual and practical, the exhibiting artists and the history of the institution itself.


Student Representative

Ikon Gallery

I was one of two students at Margaret Street College of Art who represent Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. We promoted exhibitions and private views for Ikon Eastside and Ikon Gallery at the university and made students aware of current and future arts events.


Window Dresser

Blink, Reigate

I worked in this small boutique dressing the windows and merchandising the store.


Teaching Assistant
The Art Academy, Epsom


I helped care for and teach basic art techniques to a

group of around twenty children aged between 6 and

 11 years old. 


 Jul 2012 - Present




26th Jan – 2nd March 2012



28th Sept- 14 Oct 2011







Feb 2011

July 2011- Sept 2011






November 2010- July 2012




May 2010 – July 2012







Jan 2010- July 2012



Sept 2006 – Dec 2007


Oct 2005 – Mar 2006







Jun 2012                             Orchestrated, CATO Mansions, London

Jun 2012                             BIAD Degree Show, Margaret Street School of Art, Birmingham

May 2012                            Fine Art Film Fest, Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Feb 2012                              Adaptations, Margaret St, Birmingham

Feb 2012                            Broken, Margaret St

Feb 2012                            Bookmarks of the Past, Margaret St

Dec 2011                            Explorers, Vibe Creatives, Bournville, BIAD, Birmingham

Nov 2011                            Vibe Creatives opening show, Bournville

May 2011                            1948-‘72, Margaret St

Mar2011                             Bridges, Margaret St

Dec 2010                             Veils, Margaret St

May 2010                            Aoteroa, Margaret St

April 2010                           Anatomical paintings, Margaret St




Jun 2012                               Orchestrated, CATO Mansions, London

Jun 2012                               BIAD Degree Show, Margaret Street School of Art

May 2010                             Virtual show: PANIC ROOM, Margaret St

Feb 2010                              Curated Derelicte, Margaret St

Dec 2009                              Curated and featured Protest Poster Project, Margaret St




Birmingham City University

First Class Fine Art BA Hons


Birmingham City University

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design  (Merit)


The Ashcombe School, Dorking
A Levels

Sept 2009 to Sept 2012


Sept 2008 to Sept 2009



Sept 2007 to Sept 2008 

Art:                            A

History:                    C

Sociology:                A

General Studies:    A


The Ashcombe School, Dorking
AS Levels

Sept 2006 to Sept 2007 

Art:                              A

English Literature: C

History:                      C

Sociology:                  A


The Ashcombe School, Dorking

Sept 2001 to Sept 2006 

English Language:   A*

English Literature:  A

Mathematics:            B

Dual Science:            AA

German:                     C

History:                      B

Art:                              A

Graphics:                   B

Religious Studies:   A

French:                       C




2012 Louisa Anne Ryland Travel Scholarship

Shortlisted for Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist 2012




Proficient in using:


Microsoft Office

Adobe Creative Suite

Final Cut Pro

DVD Studio Pro

Soundtrack Pro