James Edmonds

born 1983, Eastbourne, UK

lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2002-2005: BA Honours Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton

Selected solo exhibitions

2022 Chapters And Remnants: The Films Of James Edmonds (film screening), Spectacle, Queens, New York, USA

2021 Eine Filmauswahl von James Edmonds (film screening), EXFF Tage des Experimentellen Films, Frankfurt, Germany

2021 James Edmonds - An Imprint onto the Medium, (film screening), (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Spain

2018 Cinema Parenthese (film screening), Greylight Projects, Brussels, Belgium

2019 Inside/Outside (film installation), Studio Im hochhaus, Berlin, Germany

2019 Short Cuts #6 (film screening), Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

2017 11472CTY (with Petra Graf), 3 137, Athens, Greece

2017 Nocturnal Reflections (film screening +performance w. Nicola Tirabasso), Macao, Milan, Italy

2016 Overland - an Overview, Grass Harp, Berlin, Germany

2016 [auslands-filme] (film screening) Ausland, Berlin, Germany

Selected group exhibitions

2023 Das Unikat im Zeitalter der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit, KVNK, Berlin, Germany

2023 Distant Messaging, aCinema, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2023 Dawn Chorus, performance as Grass Harp (w.Petra Graf), Enttäuscher Mich 24h Frühstück, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
2023 Underneath the Floorboards, London, UK

2022 Frontera Sur, festival Internacional de Cine de No Ficción, Concepción, Chile

2022 Lightfield in LA, Mezzanine, LA Filmforum, Los Angeles, USA

2022 Dobra International Experimental Film Festival, Cinemateca do MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2022 Open City Documentary Festival, Various venues, London, UK

2022 Crossroads, Grey Area, San Francisco, USA

2022 Non-Syntax, Roof Light, Taipei, Taiwan

2022 Prismatic ground, Maysles Documentary Center, New York, USA

2022 First Look, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA

2022 Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico City, Mexico

2022 Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Florida, USA

2021 Prisme no.4, Mire/Le Cinématographe, Nantes, France

2021 Mur Murs, Redcat Theater/CalArts, Los Angeles, USA

2021 EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2021 A Tiny Bit Of Fire, Warbling Collective, London, UK

2021 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany

2020 Großes Kino, kleines Kino #33: Die Kunst der Filmprojektion, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany

2019 Eureka University Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia

2019 Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2019 Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde, Portugal

2019 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany

2019 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, USA

2019 Light Field, San Francisco, USA

2018 Swedenborg Film Festival, The Swedenborg Society, London, UK
2018 Projections, New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, USA

2018 Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2918 Expo2001∞, Argh!, Berlin, Germany

2017 Âge d’Or Festival, Cinematek, Brussels, Belgium

2017  Metronomics, Another Vacant Space, Berlin, Germany

2015 Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil

2015 The Temenos Screening, Kino Xenix, Zurich, Switzerland


James Edmonds is collected by various private collectors in Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Greece.

Grants & awards


2022 Short Film Funding, German Federal Film Board (FFA), Berlin, Germany

2020 Nomination for The German Film Critic's Prize 2019: Best Experimental Film, Berlin, Germany

2019 Special Mention, German Competition Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany


Selected press & publications

Gabriel Linhares Falcão, Configurations (2021), de James Edmonds in LIMITE Revista No.8 (published in 2022) at [limiterevista.com]

José Manuel Cruz Barragán, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico in Cinearte Magazine (published in 2021) at [cineartemagazine.com]

Carolina Reyes,  Seasons/Patterns (James Edmonds) & Glimpses From… (Ute Aurand)  in El Cine Probablemente (2021)

Lina Louisa Krämer, James Edmonds – Flickering Everyday in Shortfilm.de (published in 2019) at [shortfilm.de]

Mattia Fiorino,  A Home of Geometry and Poetry in il tempo impresso (published in 2019) at [iltempoimpresso.com]

Fred Balz, Kurzfilmabend in der Mainzer Kunsthalle in Mainz Allgemeine Zeitung (2019)

Toni Pipolo, Strangest Things: on Projections at the 56th New York Film Festival in Artforum (published in 2018) at [artforum.com]
Michael Sicinski, We Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Contrarians in MUBI Notebook (published in 2018) at [mubi.com]

Jordan Cronk, Cosmic Curiosities in BFI Sight and Sound Magazine (published in 2018) at [bfi.org.uk]

Alonso Castro, A Return (James Edmonds, 2018) in Desistfilm (published in 2018) at [desistfilm.com]

Toni D’Angela, Chaos Versus Frame: James Edmonds in La Furia Umana No.28 (published in 2016) at [lafuriaumana.it]

Toni D’Angela  The Splendor Of The World, in La Furia Umana No.26 (published in 2015) at [lafuriaumana.it]

Professional contributions

2022-23: Workshop leader, Gustave Eiffel Schule/Animation AG (with Petra Graf), Berlin, Germany

2021: Curator, S-L-I-C-E/Ufer Studios/Channelling Structures (group exhibition & film screening), Berlin, Germany

2015-2018: Curator, Spectrum/Light Movement (film screening series), Berlin, Germany

2017: Curator, Hotel Maria Kapel/Architectural Collage (guest of artist in residence Alanna Lawley), Hoorn, The Netherlands

2017: Curator, Cinema Riviera/The Outskirts of a Dreamed Map (as part of the exhibition 11472CTY), Athens, Greece
2017: Workshop leader, 3 137/Super8 film & Slide-making workshop (with Petra Graf and KID-A), Athens, Greece

2016: Workshop leader, Herder Gymnasium/Visual Poems without Sound, (with Ute Aurand), Berlin, Germany

Contributed texts

Helga Fanderl, Konstellationen Super 8. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2023

Jeannette Muñoz - The Landscape As a Sea, Revista Lumiere, 2017
La Furia Umana No. 27, To Stan Brakhage, La Furia Umana, 2015