Kirsty Kerr – Associate Curator

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Kirsty is a visual artist and curator working on projects that span contemporary art, cultural heritage and socially-engaged practice.

As part of the 2019 New Museum School cohort, Kirsty supported Culture&’s curatorial programmes with partners, Pitt Rivers Museum, Wellcome Collection and London Metropolitan Archives, and launched the The Case ‘micro-museum’ with her exhibition on the complexities of cultural identity as a person of mixed heritage. In 2021, she co-curated Culture&’s Memory Archives: Sensory Boxes, a Covid-responsive project delivering cultural material to care homes for Black elders living with dementia.

Previously Assistant Curator with Create London/ The White House Dagenham, Kirsty supported their Becontree Centenary and New Town Culture programmes, celebrating the UK’s largest council estate and connecting leading artists with young people in care.

Kirsty continues to freelance as an artist and curator based at Spitalfields Studios, and was recently selected for the 2021 Chaiya Art Awards and 2022 UK New Artists City Takeover. Typically site-specific, her work often responds to spaces outside of the formal gallery, interrogating where, how, and by whom art is encountered or overlooked.

Kirsty is currently studying an MA in Museum Studies with University of Leicester as part of the New Museum School Advanced programme, and is a member of Museum as Muck, a network of working-class professionals pushing for greater socio-economic diversity within the sector.