Neil Fortune 1983

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.

Neil Fortune's multifarious works embraces drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations and public-performances. He sets up environments to question conventions; re-thinking them by creating objects and producing situations. Inherent to his practice, the audience becomes part of the work, which may often creates an eruption within the frame of an exhibition context. Through his haptic sculptural work he generates moments that will allow you to slow down, to rethink your role and position towards his installations and the spaces they inhabit. Fortune environments create proposition that is not clearly defined. For within the formulation of these environments new possibilities arise. With Fortune current solo exhibition Distorted Reality in the Polar Room at W139, he creates a stage built-up from a number of objects and situation that engage us in an ambivalent relationship to their surroundings. At times they may feel uncertain as to their material quality or origin. Distorted Reality emphasizes the added value of evocative and physical experiences, engaging you in a dialogue with the works.

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 2007-2011    Gerrit Rietveld Academy B.F.A, Scholarship Amsterdam

 2002-2006   Nola Hatterman Art Academy (Paramaribo, SR) - Diploma: Cum laude

 2017  Winner of the Summer Show, Nieuw Dakota + Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam

 Public performance "Neil & Strangers" 
2010-2017 Venice, New York, London Barcelona, Lisbon,Amsterdam, Koln, Rome, Paramaribo,
Bangkok, Oslo, Lanzarote, Athens…. ongoing 

 Solo exhibition

 2018 Distorted Reality W139 polar room, Amsterdam
2016 Friction in The Space Between Gallery 23, Amsterdam
 2013 What is on the other side of the moon?  Gallery 23, Amsterdam                                       Selected group exhibition 2018 Moengo Triennial Festival, Moengo Suriname 2018  Depth over Distance, VOX-POP Creative space of UVA, Amsterdam
2018 The sky is no man’s land, at Adyen (new office building) Amsterdam 2018 On Material-Spaceproject, Amsterdam 
2018 Textile Contemporary Manifactogaller, Amsterdam 2017  A World Away winners edition Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam 2017  30-Jaar CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam 2017 Open Ateliers Nieuwmarket VOX-POP, Amsterdam 2017  Summer  Show Nieuw Dakota + Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam
2016  Zuiver Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam 2016  Summershow Nieuw Dakota + Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam 2015  Summershow Nieuw Dakota + Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam 2015  Tekening op Tafel buiksloter kerk, Amsterdam         2014  Light summer expo Gemeente Museum, Den Haag
  2014  AMFAD Amsterdam fashion, art & design, Amsterdam

 2013  Remy Jungerman and Friends, Studio Remy Jungerman, Amsterdam             2013  Gallery artist-guest C&H art space, Amsterdam

 2012  Local Hero, CBK ZUID OOST, Amsterdam           2012  Carr-Fortune-Holst VS. Hercules and the TETO PROJECT, Amsterdam 2011  Hell and High water at Zeemanshuis, Amsterdam  
            2011  Storage Space No.1, 2,3,4 at Heesterveld, Amsterdam
            2011  Graduation exhibition Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 2010  Lonely at the top: Parallel Doors of Perception, MUHKA Antwerp 
            2010  Paramaribo Perspectives’ at TENT, Rotterdam     
            2010  Modernity and Aesthetics of the New Black Atlantic’, Smart Project Space Amsterdam  2010  Exhibition ‘OK’ at Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

 2010  Stedelijk Musuem Amsterdam 2009 Glazen Huis Amstelpark, Amsterdam 2007  Paramaribo Biennale, Paramaribo