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James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Common Carrier, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist.

The first UK solo exhibition and a major new commission by Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker James N. Kienitz Wilkins, whose films often incorporate monologue as a way to fuse original script writing with documentary sources, such as found footage and text, interviews and dreams.


James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Migrating Forms, Ann Arbor, CPH:DOX, MoMA PS1, and beyond. In 2016, he was awarded the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and selected as one of ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’ by Filmmaker Magazine. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial and a retrospective of his work was showcased at Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM). He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s exhibition is commissioned and produced by Gasworks.