Gideon Koppel was a post-graduate student at the Slade School of Fine Art specialising in mixed media. Koppel’s work as an artist and film-maker has been broadcast internationally and exhibited in galleries including Tate Modern, London and MoMA, New York. After his film installation for the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons premiered at the Florence Biennale, Koppel was asked to direct a number of film commercials. His feature film Sleep Furiously, with a soundtrack by Aphex Twin, was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival and won the 2010 Guardian First Feature Film Award.
Koppel is Professor of Film at Aberystwyth University and an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.