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Sunny Kerr

Curator of Contemporary Art / Adjunct Professor

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Film and Media

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I have developed numerous exhibitions, acquisitions, programs and publications in my role as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. My approach to curating focuses on emergent issues and practices in contemporary art and experimental formats of presentation and participation. I bring my art practice and background to bear on curatorial work. I completed my BFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and my MFA at York University in 2006. I completed my PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s and have taught visual and media art and curatorial practice-studies at several Canadian universities.

My recent areas of focus include the art of the residency, informal pedagogies, museum collections and forms of hospitality and the elaboration of resistant practices of time. Recent exhibitions include projects by artists such as Brendan Fernandes, Chris Kline, Yam Lau, Tau Lewis, Ciara Phillips, Judy Radul and Ibghy and Lemmens. My recent writing projects have looked at Les Levine's influential services, resistant formalisms, speculative fiction/realism and ungovernable collectivities. Upcoming projects concern science-art dialogues around dark matter physics, comics and contemporary art and practices in immersive cinema.  

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Tau Lewis: When last you found me here, 25 August–2 December, Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC) 

The hold: movements in the contemporary collection, 25 August–2 December, AEAC 

Chris Kline and Yam Lau: Weave, curated with Stephen Horne, 28 April–6 August, AEAC 

Gabrielle Kilian Sims: Hook, 28 April–6 August, AEAC

2017 The Golden USB: Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens 26 August–3 December 2017, AEAC

a form of formlessness: Teresa Carlisimo and Michael DiRisio 26 August–3 December 2017, AEAC

The hold: studies in the contemporary collection, 7 January 2017–9 April 2017, AEAC 

2016 Ciara Phillips: Comrade Objects, 27 August 2016–4 December, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, AEAC 

Dig: Chaka Chikodzi, Ben Darrah, Pat McDermott, Joan Scaglione, Su Sheedy, Sharon Thompson, 30 April–7 August, AEAC 

Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies, 9 January–10 April, AEAC 

2015 Judy Radul: Closeup, The Breakdown, 29 August–6 December, AEAC 

Charles Stankievech: Monument as Ruin, 10 January–12 April, AEAC 

Ulrich Panzer: The Blind Man’s Song, 29 August–6 December, AEAC 

2013 Déjà déjà visité. June–November, AEAC 

2012 Princess Towers Notions with the Princess Towers Notions Group. The Artel. Kingston, Ontario.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming catalogue text on the work of Ciara Phillips, Agnes Etherington Art Centre catalogue 2019

text on the work of Ibghy & Lemmens, Agnes Etherington Art Centre catalogue 2019

text on Chris Kline and Yam Lau, Agnes Etherington Art Centre 2019

“Catalogue of After Art Services.” Transmedia: Les Levine, Oakville Galleries 2018 

“Contemporary Landscaping.” Juan Pablo Delgado Berman exhibition, Cultural Centre New Belgrade 2014 

“Dreaming in daylight with open eyes.” Déjà déjà visité. Catalogue essay, Agnes Etherington Art Centre 2013 

“Rochdale College: Failure Studies in Toronto” in WOOD, ed. Christof Migone. Blackwood Gallery 2009 

Video interview, with John Greyson (in collaboration with Karyn Sandlos). The Visible City Project 2003 

“Apitchatpong Weerasethakul: Blissfully Yours.” Contemporary no. 49, 2003: p.57