BIO

Born in Silver Spring, USA in 1987, Jill Kiddon began her studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (D) where she completed her studies in 2014 as a master student of Marijke van Warmerdam. In 2012 she was a guest student of Christl Mudrak at Weißensee School of Fine Arts Berlin. She studied Conservation and Restoration/Excavation technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin from 2016 till 2018.


Jill Kiddons work centers on the intersections of humans and the environment, with a focus on spacial structures, concepts of time and the notion of destruction as a transformative agent.
Her sculptures and immersive installations shift the space they inhabit by proposing new relations of materiality. As her pieces transition from one state to another the transformative quality of matter is implied, challenging traditional ways of understanding the material world as a whole. Within her arrangements the human presence remains abstract - appearing only as a trace of itself in the midst of the continuity of things.

In 2016 Kiddon and the artist Benjamin Bernt initiated the project
Vitamin C, located in a single room apartment in Neukölln, Berlin. The projects last show was in 2018, hosted by +DEDE.


PUBLICATIONS & TALKS

2023   Natur der Dinge / artist talk / State Akademie of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, DE
2023   AnexPTG / exhibition catalogue / Present Perfect Progressive

2022   PAGe#16 / digital print / published by Traslochi Emotivi
2020   The Space of Relations / artist book / published by Edizione Multicolore

AWARDS & GRANTS

2024  Kunstfonds_Stipendium, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE
2023  Kalinowski Prize, Horst Egon Kalinowski Foundation, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE
2022  Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE
2020  Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE
2014  Postgraduate scholarship of the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg, DE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023   Forget Before / Center for Contemporary Art / Karlsruhe, DE
2022   Life in the ruins / Ile / Leipzig, DE
2016   Marshmallow High / Atmo / Berlin, DE
2016   Waters Edge Kunstverein Letschebach, Karlsruhe, DE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024   one possibility / In freefall / Horse & Pony at Exgirlfriend / Berlin, DE
           Wogen / Luis Leu / Karlsruhe, DE
2023   Lost & Found / Goeben at GU11 / Cologne, DE
2023   Last Thursday / Rangsdorf Studio / Berlin, DE
2023   Tides / Grabowsee Residency / Berlin, DE
2023   Aprés Déssert / A:D Curational / Berlin, DE
2023   Present Perfect Progressive / Hermetika / Berlin, DE
2022   Friday the 13th / +DEDE / Berlin, DE
2022   Simultanprojekte 2022 / Simultanhalle / Cologne, DE
2021   FreshAir / Salon am Moritzplatz / Berlin, DE
2021   #6 / Halle 14 / Leipzig, DE
2021   Apartment Show (duo) / Second Wave / Berlin, DE
2021   Our Economy / Alte Münze / Berlin, DE
2020   Volatile Dispersal / + DEDE / Berlin, DE
2019   Meine Hände, Meine Zähne / Kunstwerke / Cologne, DE
2019   Esprit Ecstasy (duo) / Housefront / Brussels, BE
2018   Heute oder Morgen / +DEDE / Berlin, DE
2018   Pooling / Pool / Karlsruhe, DE
2016   You You, In Out (duo) / Vitamin C / Berlin, DE
2016   Neutral Dynamic Stability / Möbelhaus von A-Z / Berlin, DE
2015   The Given and the Made / Kunstverein Freiburg / Freiburg, DE
2014   Sculpture / NDI / New York, USA