Bio

Kingsley Ifill’s work is an investigation of the intersection between painting, photography and film, a subtle search for tranquillity in an indefinable infinite moment. Staged within the current Western world, where truth and reality has no fixed position, and freedom is continuously redefined by the powers that govern, we wonder whether they, as objects, become physical proof of the continuously evolving human perception, reminding us of times in a not so distant past, where our ideas towards things such as science, politics, religion, gender, sexuality, and race, were surely different - thus providing optimism of what could lay ahead. As the artist says: “Even now we find ourselves in a world with smartphones and billions of photos being taken every second, somehow the act of stopping time and recording a fragment into a small rectangle still seems like magic to me.” - Kingsley Ifill, 2021 

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Born 1988
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
A Dance Along the Artery, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
Soul Swallower, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2018
Bouquet, LNCC, London, United Kingdom
Last Sip First, Gallery pleasewait, Paris, France

2017
Mute, Golborne Gallery, London, United Kingdom
like a rat up a drain pipe, Soho Revue, London, United Kingdom

2016
Stutter, Cob Gallery, London, United Kingdom


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
V1 XX - Twenty years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021
Eye For a Sty – Tooth For The Roof, Danny Fox & Kingsley Ifill, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020
Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

2019 
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
MINE II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Turbulence, Golborne Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Muscle, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2016
Oceans Without Surfers, Cowboys Without Marlboros, PM/AM, London, United Kingdom
Winter Show, M. Goldstein, London, United Kingdom
Heat, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Hamburger Eyes, Slow Culture, Los Angeles, United States

2015
Royal Rumble, The Cremlin, London, United Kingdom

2014
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory, Faux Pas Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012
Young British Alcoholics, Eternal Youth, London, United Kingdom

2010
Film Por Vida, Fuse Gallery, New York, United States
The Technology Show, NYU Gallatin Galleries, New York, United States


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2020

Danny Fox & Kingsley Ifill, Eye for A Sty – Tooth for The Roof, published by Tarmac Press
Danny Fox & Kinsley Ifill, Haze, published by Tarmac Press

2019
Kingsley Ifill, Soul Swallower, published by Tarmac Press

Selected Works
My Father's Hand at His Father's Funeral, 2010. 2021
Artist made silver gelatin print in black painted ash frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
47.7 x 58 cm
The Rose Hotel, 2015. 2021
Artist made silver gelatin print in black painted ash frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
47.7 x 58 cm
Untitled. 2019
Artist made gelatin silver print and sticker In handmade transparent black ash wood frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
33.5 x 28.5 cm
Untitled. 2019
Artist made gelatin silver print and sticker In handmade transparent black ash wood frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
33.5 x 28.5 cm
Soul Swallower. 2019
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
Soul Swallower. 2019
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
Untitled, 2019
Artist made gelatin silver print and stickers In handmade transparent black ash wood frame with Ultravue glass
28.5 cm x 33.5 cm
Paris, 2017. 2021
Artist made silver gelatin print in black painted ash frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
47.5 x 37.7 cm
Sweetwater, 2020. 2021
Artist made silver gelatin print in black painted ash frame with Ultravue glass
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
47.5 x 37.7 cm
Untitled. 2019
Artist made gelatin silver print and sticker In handmade transparent black ash wood frame with Ultravue glass
28.5 cm x 33.5 cm

Store

Short Cuts. 2019

Kingsley Ifill

Short Cuts. 2019

£16
Soul Swallower, 2019

Kinglsey Ifill

Soul Swallower, 2019

£24
Haze. 2020

Danny Fox

Haze. 2020

£38