Lucy Kerr

Lucy Kerr is an artist working through performance, film, video, installation, and curation. She received a dual MFA in Film/Video and Art from California Institute of the Arts on the Lillian Disney Scholarship, where she also received a Research and Practice Fellowship. Kerr received a B.A in Philosophy and a B.A. in Dance and Choreography from The University of Texas at Austin and was the grand prize winner of the University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for her Philosophy thesis. She has received commissions from LA Dance Project and Mono No Aware and the Center for Performance Research. Her projects have been presented by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, La Mama, The Brooklyn Museum, REDCAT, Anthology Film Archives, Navel Los Angeles, LA Dance Project and Francois Ghebaly Gallery, The MAK Center Los Angeles, The MATCH Houston, Echo Park Film Center, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, The Chimney NYC, and others. Her work has been supported by Dance Films Association and CalArts and her work has been featured in ArtForum, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Magazine, and VICE. She has curated programs at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Now Instant Image Hall, Blum and Poe, Vorspiel-transmediale Berlin, and California Institute of the Arts. Kerr is the co-founder and co-curator of the artistic research and curation group OKTA Collective, with Alisi Telengut and Dovile Aleksaite.



2017 - 2020           California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A. in Film/Video and Art and Technology, 
2009-2014             The University of Texas at Austin B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in 
                              Dance, high honors

Selected Awards
2021                     Austin Film Society Travel Grant
2017-2020            Lillian Disney Award
2018-2019            Special CalArts Film/Video Project Grant
                             CalArts Interdisciplinary Grant with Claudia Grigg Edo
                             CalArts Travel Grant
2018                      CalArts  Research and Practice Fellow
2014-2017            LEIMAY Fellowship
2014                     Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence
                             Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Award
2012-2014            Presidential Scholarship in Drama Phi Beta Kappa

Solo Shows
2020-2021            DownTime at California Institute of the Arts (postponed indefinitely, upcoming) 
                             Sites of Passage as part of Virtual Care Lab at NAVEL Los Angeles, CA
2019                     Four Girl Trick Gallery at C113 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
2018                     Sensible Ecstasy Gallery C113 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
2017                     Look For Me at The MATCH Houston, TX
2016                     Landscape Study at The Chimney NYC  Brooklyn, New York
2014                    The World of Wrestling Co-Lab Projects Austin, TX

2019                      Study for Les Noces at LA Dance Project Los Angeles, CA
                              CalArts School of Film/Video Juried Showcase Bumper at REDCAT Los Angeles
2016                      Look For Me at The Center for Performance Research presented by Mono No
                              Aware, Center for Performance Research, and Dance Films Association, Brooklyn

Selected Group Shows
2020                      @SEA: Thresholds at the Poetic Research Bureau curated by Rebecca Baron Los
                              Angeles, CA (upcoming)
                              Slought Atlas of Affects online archive Philidelphia, PA
                              Time Is Out Of Joint exhibition at The MAK Center Los Angeles, CA
2019                      20/20 Art School MFA 2 Group Show California Institute of the Arts Valencia
                             Physical Education presented by LA Dance Project at Francois Ghebaly Gallery Los
                             Angeles, CA
                             Sensible Ecstasy Group Show at Gallery ALSO Los Angeles, CA
                             La Mama Moves Group Show at La Mama Galleria New York, NY
2017                    Performance Studio Open House at The Center for Performance Research
                            Spring Movement at The Center for Performance Research Brooklyn, NY
                            INSITU Festival Queens, New York
2015                    She/Folk  at IDIO Gallery Brooklyn, NY 2015

Festivals and Screenings
2021                     FIDMarseille
                             CalArts Program in Film/Video Juried Showcase at REDCAT
2019                      Stone Shuanmazhuang Award at Students Image Arts Festival China 

                              Crossroads at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
                              Process Festival Riga, Latvia
                              Lightfield San Francisco, CA
                              Program in Film/Video CalArts Juried Showcase at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA
                              Cine Marisol Santiago, Chile
2018                      Cucalorus Wilmington, NC
                              Mono No Aware  Brooklyn, NY
                             Yoni Fest at Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles, CA
2017                      Cue Mark at Lubov Gallery New York, NY
                              Radar NYC at Anthology Film Archives New York, NY
                              Extremely Shorts Shorts Festival Aurora Picture Show Houston, TX
                              Cucalorus Wilmington, NC
2016                      BEAT at The Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, NY
                             The San Francisco Dance Film Festival San Francisco, CA

2020                     Saas-Fee Seminar
2019                     Resident Artist at LA Dance Project Los Angeles, CA
2017                     Resident Artist at Cucalorus Wilmington, NC
2014                     Resident Artist at Co-Lab Projects Austin, TX
                             Research Project with Ko Murobushi Impulstanz Vienna, Austria
Curatorial Work
2021                      OKTA Collective programming in the Vorspiel program in transmediale Berlin,
2020                      Member of the curatorial committee for the CalArts School of Art post-grad MFA
                              show - livestream events and film screenings co-coordinator
2019                      Co-Curator of film screening All the Little Souvenirs Now Instant Image Hall; Blum
                              and Poe Acid Free 
                              Co-Curator  of Our House at CalArts Bijou featuring Lilli Carre, Malena Szlam,
2017                      Co-curator and Co-creator of the Dance Film; Deconstructed 7 week festival at
                              Brooklyn Studios for Dance co-produced with Mono No Aware and Brooklyn
                              Studios for Dance
2014                      Curator of mixed-ability performance series Being With Others featuring artists with
                              and without disabilities
2020                      Graduate Critique instructor supervised by James Benning CalArts Valencia, CA
                              Inside Encounters leader of movement and writing workshops through Virtual Care
                              Lab at Navel Los Angeles, CA
                              Teaching Assistant to James Benning for Shooting Landscapes course
2019                      LA Dance Project Choreographer in Residence
                              Teaching assistant to James Benning for Filmmaking Fundamentals and Graduate
                               Critique courses
                              Teaching assistant to Berenice Reynaud for Film Curation, Film Today, and
                              Femininity as Masquerade courses
2018                      Teaching Assistant to James Benning for Filmmaking Fundamentals course
                              Teaching Assistant to Berenice Reynaud for Chantal Akerman course
                              Mono No Aware 16mm filmmaking course Brooklyn, NY
                              Mono No Aware negative cutting workshop instructor Brooklyn, NY
                              Research and Practice Fellowship with Abigail Severance - 3 workshops taught to
                              performers for project about borders and border walls Valencia, CA
Writing and Research
2020                      Research and Writing Assistant to James Benning and Sharon Lockhart
2018                      Published writing with LEIMAY in Chapter 34 of The Routledge Companion to
                              Butoh Performance

2016                      Writer/archivist of book accompanying borders by LEIMAY at The Brooklyn
                              Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY
Selected Engagements
2020                      Artist Talk at California Institute of the Arts 2020
2019                      Presentation of paper on film program ‘All the Little Souvenirs’ at Now Instant
                              Image Hall
2016                      Artist Talk at The University of Texas at Austin
                              Dance on camera panelist at the 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival
2013                      Disability in performance panelist at the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival
                              Presented by the University Co-op

2020                      Time Is Out Of Joint featured in Hyperallergic
                               Four Girl Trick featured in ArtForum
2019                      All The Little Souvenirs at Now Instant Image Hall Zine
2017                      Bridge Piece as part of Cue Mark at Lubov Gallery
2015                      The World of Wrestling mentioned in The Best Brooklyn Art of 2015
                              She/Folk at IDIO Gallery in VICE
2014                      George H. Mitchell Award Grand Prize Article

Selected Employment
2016-current         Self-employed Somatic Pilates Instructor and Birth Doula
2019                      Copywriting and website building for CalArts School of Film and Video
2018-2020             16mm and digital video projectionist at Bijou Theater at CalArts Valencia, CA

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