Helen Kilby-Nelson is a multi-disciplinary artist working across media within post-digital and socially engaged approaches. Combining digital and analogue media, including photography, moving image, spoken word and music, to construct sculptural, installation and 2D works that explore and question the layers of meaning, information and misinformation in media communications that program societal values and attitudes. towards, status, material possessions, and personal appearance. Kilby-Nelson is particularly interested in how such communication is often used to reinforce public perceptions of ‘the haves and the have nots’ and denigrate minority groups. Their practice is inspired by social and political issues within Western culture, primarily focused on the digital and built environment, identity, behaviour and commonisms. Much of their work explores causality from mass control, neo-liberalism, capitalism and consumerism.
Spam & Chips, Artist Collective with Adam Neal, 2019
Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, Member 2019
Artist in Residence, Coventry Artspace, 2018 to 2019
Artist in Residence, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Bear & Ragged Staff, November 2018