1983 · Guyana
Neil Fortune (Georgetown Guyana, 1983) lives and works in Amsterdam. Fortune started his former studies at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo Suriname where he was trained in drawing and painting before moving to the Netherlands with a scholarship offered by the Suriname & Dutch government to study Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy; University of Applied Sciences, Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam. In recent years Fortune has been the subject of group and solo exhibitions at international institutions as M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, (Belgium), TENT Rotterdam (The Netherland), The annual Summer Show at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Netherlands), C & H-Gallery Amsterdam. In 2017 his works was nominated winners of the Summer Show hosted at Nieuw Dakota and Francis Boeske Project (The Netherlands). Galerie23 (The Netherlands) was the host of his first and second solo exhibitions in 2013 and 2016. Fortune's latest solo exhibition, Distorted Reality, was exhibited in the Polar Room at W139 in Amsterdam. While his most resend group exhibition Dutch Colorist 2019 at Dedee Shattuck gallery in Westport Massachusetts (US). And a solo exhibition Colorful Ribs and Guts of Adam at Gray Contemporary: Houston Texas (US).