Concise biography

Multidisciplinary Artist

Chelsea College of Art, BA Hons Fine Art.
Born in Oxford, 1980
Living in London, UK

Awards/ Key Events

-On the ground at Grenfell, Winner Best Film, Portobello Film Festival.
-Jerwood Drawing Prize finalist.
-Derwent Drawing Prize finalist.
-On the ground at Grenfell screened in Parliament to 100+ MPs and Lords, introduced by The Speaker John Bercow
and Secretary of State DCLG Sajid Javid and Shadow Secretary of Housing John Healey.
-Directed Full Length Feature of Lindsay Kemp's 'Elizabeth 1: The Last Dance' filmed in Tokyo.
-Published journalism/ film in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, AnOther Magazine, Channel 4 website.
-Editor and Publisher 9 issues of The Cut Magazine, 6 issues of Hardcore Is More Than Music,
Lindsay Kemp: My Life and Work with David Bowie in Conversation with Marc Almond,
Makeup As Devotion, Who is the Modern-day Dick Whittington? ( saturday supplement for The Guardian).
-Devised and produced 'Lindsay Kemp: My Life and Work with David Bowie, in conversation with
Marc Almond', Lindsay Kemp's first appearance in the UK in 15 years.
-Observer Top 50 Creative Businesses in the UK (for The Cut Magazine).
-Hayward positive publishing award for best small publication in the UK.
-1 of 10 finalists out of 3000 in Channel 4's 'The Play's The Thing' with full length play
'Ramases Has Disappeared'. Appeared in 4 episodes of 'The Play's The Thing'.
-Guardian award for best designed student publication in the UK.
-Tate Britain - organised largest ever attended event at 'Tate Loud'
with over 2000 young people.
-ICA - Artist in residence for ICA's 60th birthday celebrations.
-Channel 4 and Stephen Lawrence Trust, designed national arts campaign
for The Stephen Lawrence Trust with launch at Channel 4.
-Organised a chess tournament with Garry Kasparov as judge for disadvantaged young people,
9 minute feature on The BBC Culture Show.
-Produced a supplement for The Guardian based on my arts zine with collaborator Nina Manandhar, 750,000 distributed.


  • On the ground at Grenfell Screened in Parliament to 100+ MPs and Lords

  • On the ground at Grenfell Feature about the film on Channel 4 News (11 minutes)

  • On the ground at Grenfell Screened at Labour Party Conference,The Frontline Club, LSE

  • On the ground at Grenfell Screenings

  • YOUTH CLUB [In Production]

  • One Life To Live [Short Film featuring Ernesto Tomasini, Man Parrish, Othon].

  • Ithell Colquhoun & the Decad of Intelligence [Short Film for Fulgur Film].

  • 2016

  • Devised and Produced 'Lindsay Kemp: My Life and Work with David Bowie in Conversation with Marc Almond at Ace Hotel Shoreditch.

  • I arranged and worked with BBC Newsnight on 6 minute piece about Lindsay Kemp and on a 4 page feature in The Observer. This was the first time Lindsay Kemp had appeared live in the UK for 15 years. The event was sold-out with a returns ticket queue with a 4 hour wait on the street.

  • I created a 55 page, limited edition free book for 'Lindsay Kemp: My Life and Work with David Bowie' with especially written contributions from Brian Eno, Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, Sandy Powell, Tim Walker,
    Mick Rock, Jak Kilby, Lindsay Kemp's childhood friends and never before seen photographs.

  • Produced the exhibition 'Lindsay Kemp: The London Drawings' at Ace Hotel Shoreditch.

  • I directed and edited a short film about the event for AnOther Magazine.

  • Directed 'One Life to Live' a film about performer Ernesto Tomasini featuring Man Parrish and Othon, filmed at RADA. Currently in post-production.

  • I was one of the judges for the Koestler Awards for the drawing category alongside artist Charles Avery.

  • Visiting tutor at London College of Communication. I mentored a group of students, writing and filming 'Threeness' which was exhibited for 2 months at LCC in summer 2016.

  • Contributed an essay about Picasso's painting 'Guernica' titled 'Art is the lie that tells the truth; to the catalogue for 'Very Now', an exhibition at London College of Communication.

  • 2015

  • Screening 'Elizabeth 1: The Last Dance'-Cinema Teatro I 4 mori. Livorno, Italy.

  • Guardian Online - Video Commission.

  • Drawing Commission, Primrose Hill, UK.

  • Upcoming filming, 'Caught on The Edges', collaboration with Dane Hurst Ballet Rambert and Kathak Dancer Vidya Patel.

  • 2014

  • Premiere 'Elizabeth 1: The Last Dance'- 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Screening of 'Elizabeth 1: The Last Dance' at Celestial Festival - Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile
    alongside new work by David Lynch and Wim Wenders.

  • Edited Issue 09 The Cut, 20,000 distributed London-wide.

  • Filmed 'Wild Violets' in Epping Forest.

  • 2013

  • Shortlisted in The Jerwood Drawing Prize - The Jerwood Gallery, UK.

  • Shortlisted in The Derwent Art Prize - The Mall Galleries, UK.

  • Residency in The Quaker Community of Celo, North Carolina, USA.

  • 1 of 3 grants awarded to create 'Makeup is Devotion'. Exhibited by 3FF at The Red Gallery, Shoreditch.

  • Co-organised The Touch Art Fair - Marylebone Gardens, UK.

  • Album Cover Drawing for Alasdair Roberts, UK.

  • Publication of The Cut Issue 8.

  • 2008-2014

  • Filming for feature documentary 'Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance' in Japan, Italy and the UK.
    With support from The Sasakawa Foundation, All Nippon Airways and Patric Franzen.

  • 2005-2013

  • Curated and exhibited work at The Whitechapel Project Space. Exhibition featured Jeremy Deller and Tim & Barry.

  • Group show at The Showroom curated by Shama Khanna, 'I can't live without'.

  • Founded/Edited 10 issues arts magazine ‘The Cut’ made by disadvantaged young people in London.

  • Founded/ Edited 5 issues arts fanzine 'Hardcore Is More Than Music' with collaborator Nina Manandhar.
    Featuring contributions and interviews with: Matthew Barney, Robert Longo, Nick Relph, Jeremy Deller, Stephen Shearer, Paul Noble,
    Polly Staple, Patrick Keiller, Scott King, Gerard Cosloy, William Shaw, Jeff Winterberg, Spykid.

  • 1 of 10 shortlisted finalists out of 3000 entrants in Channel 4's 'The Play's The Thing'.

  • Events for Tate Britain, Artist in Residence for ICA 60th birthday, Arts Programme for Stephen Lawrence Trust/ Channel 4.

  • Observer Top 50 Creative Business in the UK.

  • Hayward Positive Publishing Award.

  • Won Guardian Student Award and created saturday supplement for Guardian on the theme of Dick Whittington. 750,000 distributed.
  • ©2018 Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky.