Neill Kidgell

Born 1981, Ipswich, UK
Lives and works in London



2013 - 2016
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art,
Royal Academy Schools, London

2000 - 2003
BA (Hons) Fine Art,
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

1999 - 2000
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Art and Design Studies,
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London


Solo / Two Person Exhibitions

2017 Neill Kidgell and Jack Killick: Farce, Lychee One, London


Selected Group Exhibitions and Events

2018 Hands, Roots, Hawkins, London
2017 DEAD HEAT, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig
2017 Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery, London
2017 Work Work, Tintype, London
2017 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2017 Opening Ride, Carousel, London
2016 Summer Blue, Lychee One, London
2016 Royal Academy Schools Show, London
2015 Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012 Fahrenheit 39, Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Fahrenheit 39, Galleria d'arte Ninapì, Ravenna, Italy
2011 The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2011 15th Biennale de la Mediterranée, Thessaloniki, Greece
2011 Angolazioni Urbane Public Art Project, Venice, Italy
2011 The Book Affair, spazio Metricubi, Venice, Italy
2010 Group Show, XYZ gallery, Treviso, Italy
2010 Animals, Forte Marghera, Mestre, Italy
2008 4 Windows, Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2006 Silent but Violent, The Empire, London
2005 Dualism, musical collaboration w/Ben Judd, Kunstbunker, Nürnberg, Germany
2005 Musical collaboration w/Ben Judd for his solo show The Truth Will Set You Free at Vilma Gold, London
2004 PILOT: 1, Old Limehouse Town Hall, London
2004 22 Inaugural Exhibition, Ladbroke Hall, London
2004 Magic Don’t Happen By Magic, The Empire, London
2004 Sprung, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
2004 Eyeful, Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute
2004 Ten of the Best, Art Review's Selected BA Graduates, Deluxe Gallery, London
2004 Future Map, The London Institute Gallery, London
2003 Reduced, Century Gallery, London
2003 SPACE Open Studios, The Triangle Studios, London
2002 Art Below Zero, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
2002 Cardboard band Performance #2, St. Moritz club, London
2002 Andersen Knowledge Project, London
2002 All of the Above, Start Gallery, London
2002 Cardboard band performance, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
2002 Group Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London


Curated Exhibitions

2004 Magic Don't Happen By Magic, work by Divyesh Bhanderi, Layla Curtis, Karin Dolk, Lee Edwards, Oliva Fletcha, Haruhi Hayashi, Neill Kidgell, Andrew Mania, Sam Porritt, Neal Rock and James Russell, The Empire, London



2017 RA Schools Show - Exhibition Catalogue
2012 Farenheit 39 seconda edizione - Exhibition Catalogue
2011 Newlife, self published book work with Lee Edwards, limited Risograph edition of 100.
2011 15th Biennale de la Mediterranée - Exhibition Catalogue


Awards and Prizes

2013–2016 Stanley Picker Trust bursary
2016 Agnes Ethel Mackay Prize
2015 Vincent Harris Award
2002 Andersen Award


Academic Appointments

Lecturer, Kingston School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2018 Visiting Artist:
Goldsmiths, University of London, BA Fine Art & History of Art
Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, Fine Art MFA

Visiting Lecturer, Bristol UWE, MA Fine Art

2016 Visiting Artist:
Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), BA (Hons) Painting
Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), BA (Hons) Painting
Kingston University, BA (Hons) Fine Art and Foundation
University Campus Suffolk, BA (Hons) Fine Art
City & Guilds of London Art School, Foundation

2015 Visiting Artist:
Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), BA (Hons) Drawing
Bath Spa University, BA (Hons) Fine Art
Leeds College of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art


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