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Physical space and Emotional time.  


Nikita Gill is an advocate for art in the North of England and uses Carnivalesque praxis as a joyful and active disruption of colonialism. She is an artist and curator in training currently engaging in practice with the International institute of visual arts (iniva) and Manchester Art Gallery. Her lived experiences are underpinned by her neurodiversity and she is dedicated to nurturing empathy towards artists, artworkers and the people she dreams with. Currently Nikita is delivering Future Collect’s first collaboration, with Manchester Art Gallery, supporting the acquisition of work by Jade de Montserrat, commissioned by iniva (2020-22). This body of work presents resistance to oppression and silence, and will underpin new ways of working, structures of decision making and how Manchester Art Gallery will work with people and objects in the future.


An evolving part of N.A's practice incorporates collaborative investigations with other artists and creatives. They use experimental methods to interpret Carnivalesque theory and encourage discussion around contemporary Afro-Caribbean and British culture. 

Nikita is Barbadian-Kittitian. She plays Mas with WeR1 Mas Band and is a descendant of the Leeward Islands people. She holds a degree in Contemporary Photography (BA Hons, 2014) and a Postgraduate degree in Museology (MA, 2019).



...I, 2013 - Clear Exhibition, Piccadilly Place

Fugue, 2014 - Semblence, CFCCA

Elecsolacardiograph, 2015 - For What it's Worth, Lincoln House

Places of This Kind, 2016 - Art Show, Victoria Railway Station

Reno at the Whitworth, 2019 - 2020 -  Whitworth Art Gallery

Drawing With, Jade Montserrat x Nikita Gill - Block Universe Sessions: Digital Performance

Constellations: Care&Resistance - 2020 - ongoing - Manchester Art Gallery


Reno 12 x Studio Space, 2019 - 2020 -  Whitworth Art Gallery

A Seat at the Table (for Bodies of Colour), 2019 - Whitworth Art Gallery

Drawing Out (for Constellations: Care and Resistance), 2020 - Manchester Art Gallery

Liminal Space (digital/online)

Meandering Networks, Mapping Nations - Glasgow International 2021

Block Universe: Drawing Out, From, With x Jade Montserrat, 2020

Act 1: Ira - Curiosity and Creative Language (Jade Montserrat, Rivca Rubin, Mauri Carlin, Rooted Zine), 2020 - INIVA

Act 2: Scoring Performance (Jade Montserrat, Jack Tan, Amy Lawrence), 2021 - INIVA

Act 3: On Publishing Radical Constitutions (Jade Montserrat, No Matter Poetry, Hamja Ahsan), 2021 - INIVA

Ira Aldridge Study Day, 2021 - INIVA x Future Collect

Collecting Performance Study Day,  2021 - INVA x Future Collect


- BBC Little Postcard Challenge, 2015, Whitworth Art Gallery - Curatorial Assistant

- Healing Histories (Health at Home) 2016, Manchester Central Library - Co-curator

- Excavating The Reno, colonising the Whitworth 2017 - Assistant Curator, Whitworth Art Gallery

- My Recoverist Family, Mark Prest & David Hoyle - Portraits of Recovery Project, 2017

- The Reno at the Whitworth, 2018-2019 - Assistant curator

- Joy Forever, 2019 - Assistant Curator, Whitworth Art Gallery

- Constellations: Care & Resistance, 2020 - Manchester Art Gallery

- Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Ceramic Medical Object, Manchester Museum of Medicine and Health (upcoming)

Collections Development:

- Marcantonio Raimondi and Raphael, 2016, Whitworth Art Gallery (Digitization Supervisor)

- Ceramic Collection, 2016 - Museum of Medicine and Health (Curatorial Assistant)

- Lucienne Day, 2017 (Digitization Supervisor) - Whitworth Art Gallery

- Collections Management Intern Supervisor, 2015 - 2018

- Collections Researcher, LGBTQ+ collections development, Greater Manchester Police Museum, 2017

- Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, Digitization Assistant, 2017 

- Assistant Curator of Historic Fine Art, Whitworth Art Gallery, 2017 

- COMMISSION TO COLLECT, Iniva|Manchester Art Gallery, 2020 - present


Art & Nature, ARNA - Harlösa, Sweden 2017

Spirit of the Mas, Secrets of the Ocean - WeR1 Caribbean Carnival Mas Band attaché, England 2017 - present

INIVA Future Collect - Curator in Training






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