Kennedy's work follows a path of experimentation with a practice that spans drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. His 'experiments' often deliberately parody scientific process to examine the relationship between intuition and logic, revealing a fascination with the hidden nature of things, time and materials. He seeks order in a chaotic world, recasting chance and unpredictability as his tools.
Nick Kennedy was born in Middlesbrough in 1983 and lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He received a BA Hons from Newcastle University in 2007. He completed a twelve month residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts in 2008, during which he curated the exhibition 'Draw a Line, Follow It' and its accompanying publication. In 2010 he was artist in residence at Xsite Architecture where he curated the exhibition 'Brick by Brick: Small Scale Wall Works by 24 Artists'. In 2014 he co-curated the exhibition 'Chance Finds Us' at mima, Middlesbrough with its accompanying publication.
Solo exhibitions include Endless Dance, Platform A, Middlesbrough, 2022, Concert, MAW Middlesbrough, 2021, We Are All Measured Together, Platform A, Middlesbrough, 2016, Some Possible Truths, Customs House, South Shields, 2015 and Timecasting, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 2013.
Group exhibitions include 8 Lines, Platform A (Curated by Saturation Point), 2019, A Foreign Encounter, Galerie Foe, Munich, 2015, Chance Finds Us, mima, Middlesbrough, 2014 and 'Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, London, 2013. His work is held in public and private collections, including The Print Studio Archive, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. He is represented by Platform A, Middlesbrough.
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