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Stuart Croft is an artist-filmmaker. His films often focus on themes of power, recurrence, deception and desire. His work tampers with fiction, flirts with cinema and re-purposes genre. Film noir, the Hollywood musical, the road movie or the documentary meet a range of textual and literary forms - including the fable, the screenplay, the shaggy-dog story and poetry.

With a body of work comprising 17 films, Croft has shown his work in galleries, contemporary art museums and cinemas in over 25 countries to date. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, solo cinema surveys and group shows at venues including Platform China, Beijing / Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA), Antwerp / Tate Modern Starr Auditorium, London / Bloomberg Space, London / FACT, Liverpool / PS1-MoMA, New York / Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London / Chisenhale Gallery, London / Royal Academy, London / Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy / Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland / San Salvador Convent, Venice / Cornerhouse, Manchester / Site Gallery, Sheffield / White Box, New York / Galerie Baer, Dresden.

Croft has been the recipient of various production awards, research grants and commissions. His work has been reviewed widely in publications such as Time Out London, The Guardian, Artforum, Art Monthly, i-D Magazine, Contemporary, NY Arts and many others. Recently Croft has moved into developing and writing feature length films. His current feature projects in development are The Kingdom of Angels and How to Arrange a Funeral.

Stuart Croft is based in London and has taught fine art and film internationally. In 2009 Croft founded the Royal College of Art's Moving Image Studio and in 2013 he established the RCA's new Moving Image Pathway.

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UPCOMING:

Questions in O4W

Stuart Croft's newest work 'Questions' (2013) has been selected for O4W: Outcasting Fourth Wall Artists Moving Image Festival in Cardiff. The festival opens on 25 September 2014.

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IN PRINT:

Art Bank Magazine, Beijing

Feature article and interview on Stuart Croft's solo exhibition at Platform China - April 2014 issue.

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IN POST-PRODUCTION:

Remetior (gallery-based film)

The kidnapped commander of a spacecraft recites poetry. Made with funding from Arts Council England.


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IN DEVELOPMENT:

The Kingdom of Angels (feature film)

A group of actors trap themselves on a film set: conflict, seduction, death and hysteria ensue.