CV

Education

2021 - 2022 MA Art & Education Practices, Birmingham City University

2015 - 2018 BA (Hons) 1st - Fine Art & Contemporary Cultures, University of Gloucester

Awards

 

2018 - Curators Choice Award, Spon Spun Festival, 2nd Place

2017 - Warwick University, Certificate of Excellence, Centre for Culture & Media Policy Studies: Professional Practice in Evaluation Research

Professional Development 

2021 Social Art Library x Axis x Social Art Network

- Selected artist & bursary award for "Storytelling for Artists" with Debs Newbold

2020 New Art West Midlands - selected for studio visit with Ikon Gallery Curator, Melanie Pocock

2020 Fellow -  AD:vantage Leadership Programme, Lead With Advantage

2020 Active Reality Research Lab, NAWM & The New Art Gallery Walsall

Oct 2018 Older Women, Art of Coventry Artist Development Programme, Coventry Artspace

Residencies

 

April 2021 Novi Sad, Serbia, School of Participation, Making Art That Matters, Walk the Plank x Creative Europe Programme

Oct 2019 Documenting The Twin, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Instagram takeover, Axisweb

(18th-25th)

 

Oct 2019 Orrbbitt Online Instagram Residency, Orrbbitt

(7th-13th)

 

2018-2019 Graduate Artist in Residence, Coventry Artspace (Sept 2018 - Sept 2019)

 

Nov 2018 Bear & Ragged Staff - Ideas of the Rural, Coventry Biennial 

Exhibitions 

2021 'HYPER-POSSIBLE', Coventry Biennial 2021

2020 'It Gets Lighter From Here', Vivid Projects & Culture Centre

2020 'Art & Activism', Group Virtual Exhibition, Outside In

          Frieze Top Ten Virtual Exhibition across the UK & Ireland

2020 whorling.net online 

2020 SVOX.TV online streaming film exhibition

2019 Open Projects, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

2019 Big Screen, Inside Outside, Laboratory of Dissent 2, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

2019 32 Brains, Solo show, Artspace Arcadia Gallery Coventry

2019 Project Coventry, Group Show, Class Room & Holyhead Studios, Coventry

2019 Black Hole Club 2019 Launch, Group Show, Vivid Projects, Birmingham

2018 Art of Coventry, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

2018 Spon Spun Festival, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry 

2018 The Other Side of June, Leamington Spa

2018 My Muse, Picture House, Stratford upon Avon

2017 30seconds30minutes30film, End//Begin//Dialogue, 

Scratch the Surface Festival, The Tin, Coventry

2017, Not As It Seems, Leamington Spa

2017, Beauty & The Beast, Picture House, Stratford upon Avon

2016, The End, Leamington Spa

Memberships

 

2021 Coventry Artspace Advisory Group member

2019 Cohort, Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects, Birmingham ( March 2019 to 

December 2019)

Axisweb: https://www.axisweb.org/p/helenkilby-nelson/

Work with communities

 

2020 - 2022   Stratford upon Avon Community Arts Project

2018 -     S-o-A District Tenant Group

Events

 

2020 'Speedy Crits', Online Peer to Peer Support twice a month. Supported by Artspace Coventry

2019 ‘Mock the Weak’, Workshop, Spam & Chips, Co-op(t) Arty Party 2: Integrate, Coventry

2019 ‘What Do Artists Do All Day?’, Kilby-Nelson & Neal, A Conversation, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

2019 ‘Re-imagining Monopoly’, Workshop, ‘32 Brains’, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

Panels

April 2021 - Hello Culture x Coventry: Come Together

Dec 2020 - Coventry Artspace Artist Development Research

Oct 2020 - Birmingham 2020  Digital & Gaming Roundtable

Publications

Nov 2020 - 'Home Complex Home', Coventry Biennial Communiqué Four

Nov 2019 Review - Twin Stranger: Entangled State, New Art West Midlands

 

Nov 2019 The Twin at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2019, Axisweb, website & e-bulletin

Aug 2019 The Duality of Belonging, ‘Another Place Like Home’, Andrew Jackson

Nov 2018

To May 2019 Graduate Artist in Residence Monthly Blog, Coventry Artspace Website

2018 Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Shifting Ground, Participating in Coventry 

Biennial of Contemporary Art 2017

2018 New Art West Midlands, Review: Sam Belinfante, Accordion, Coventry

2017 Docublogger, Spon Spun Festival 2017, Coventry

2017 a-n, member blog - Ryan Hughes, Review of Repeator:Transmission, City Arcadia, Coventry 

Selected Press

 

February 2021 'AD:Vantage Leadership Programme', Interview,

                         New Art West Midlands

January 2021  '21 Announcements', Communiquè Five, Coventry Biennial                             of Contemporary Art 2021

 

January 2021 'Top Ten Virtual Shows Across the UK & Ireland', Outside In,

                       'Art & Activism', Frieze Magazine

November 2020 'Studio Visit Artists Announced', New Art West Midlands

Aug 2019 ‘Q&A’, New Art West Midlands, Editorial

Aug 2019 ‘Digital Living’, Axisweb Monthly Playlist

June 2019 ‘Artist Spotlight’, Interview, Curating Coventry, Wordpress Blog

May 2019 ‘360° Perpetuation’, Axisweb Weekly Highlights

Jan 2019 ‘For the Sake of a Shilling’, Axisweb, Sound & Vision, Five to Watch

Dec 2018 ‘Housing Hierarchy’, Axisweb Weekly Highlights

Oct 2018 ‘Worth//Less’, Axisweb Weekly Highlights

Oct 2018 ‘For the Sake of a Shilling’, Prize Winner, Spon Spun Arts & Heritage Festival