Neil Fortune

Born in Guyana in 1983 Neil Fortune lives and works in Amsterdam. Fortune started his former studies at Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname. There he was trained as a painter before moving to Amsterdam to study Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Where he obtained his B.A degree in fine arts, currently a part-time sculpture instructor at Gerrit Rietveld Academy. In recent years Fortune has been the subject of groups and solo exhibitions at institutions such as M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp with the State of L3, TENT Rotterdam, The annual Summer Show at kunstMuseum Den Haag (Netherlands), In 2017 his work were nominated winners at the annual Summer Show hosted at Nieuw Dakota and Francis Boeske Project (Netherlands). Galerie 23 hosted his first and second solo exhibitions in 2013-2016. Fortune’s latest solo exhibition, Distorted Reality, was exhibited in the Polar Room at W139 in Amsterdam. While his first international group and solo exhibition Colorful Ribs and Guts of Adam opened at Gray Contemporary, Houston Texas (US), and at Dedee Shattuk Gallery in Westport Massachusetts US. Fortune is currently creating new project for upcoming exhibition in the Netherlands for 2023.