Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Kameron Neal

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Kameron Neal is an artist and designer working across video, installation, and performance. He has received Lucille Lortel and Hewes Design Awards for his projection design of Ryan J. Haddad’s Dark Disabled Stories at The Public Theater and The Bushwick Starr. He has also received awards from the Princess Grace Foundation, and NYSCA/NYFA in digital/electronic art.

Neal is developing his project Whiteness while in residence at ALL ARTS & MAXMachina, and has received an award from Opera America for Whiteness: Part One. The work, a collaboration with composer Paul Pinto, is an immersive 360° video cantata about the silliness and anxieties of skin color. In 2020, he co-created MukhAgni with Shayok Misha Chowdhury, an irreverent multimedia performance memoir that was presented at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Neal is a Public Artist in Residence in NYC’s Department of Records where he created Down the Barrel (of a Lens), an archival film installation interrogating NYPD surveillance that has been exhibited at Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Army Terminal. The New York Times described it as "an intriguing, sometimes disturbing, juxtaposition between the watchers and the watched.”

His work has been featured in music videos and performances by Billy Porter and Rufus Wainwright, and seen in Forbes, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, HYPEBEAST, and presented at a variety of institutions including BAM, Ars Nova, Prototype, CultureHub, Museum of the City of New York, New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Williams College Museum of Art and Sound Scene at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum.

At MacDowell, Neal began research for multiple projects including a follow-up to Down the Barrel (of a Lens).



Kameron Neal worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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