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Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill is an Afro-Caribbean artist, producer, and curator at Manchester Art Gallery (MAG). She received her MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester in 2019 and has recently completed her curatorial training with the International Institute of Visual Arts (INIVA) 2021. Her previous work includes support of the exhibition and development of Excavating the Reno (2017 – 2018), Portraits of Recovery with David Hoyle and Mark Prest (2017), Bodies of Colour (2018) and Joy Forever (2019) at the Whitworth Art Gallery. She has developed and supported performances with Block Universe (2020/21) Jade Montserrat (2021) and Glasgow International (2021). Nikita is interested in reclaiming and holding space within performance, and contemporary practice that centres care and support of neurodivergence. Currently Nikita is curator of Montserrat's exhibition, Constellations: Care & Resistance at MAG . Nikita is a recipient of the 2021 UK New Artists Future Producers Grant and is joint creative producer for PROFORMA's Desire Lines (2021 - 22). Nikita is a member of the Black Curators Collective. Part of the Bunker x Holden Talks: Insights series held in Manchester School of Art in Autumn 2021.