Kerry Doran is a writer, curator, and organizer based in New York/Lenapehoking. They are currently a Ph.D. Student and Graduate Fellow in the Art History department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY); a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where they teach a decolonial global survey; and an External Advisor for Digital Art Commissions at M+.

Their research focuses on a critically and broadly conceived idea of Latin America and its visual culture. Collaborating with and foregrounding LGBTQIA+ practitioners, Doran writes on digital and proto-digital networked communities, mass media and popular culture, identity and (self-)representation, performance, and subversive artistic strategies.

Doran holds an MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she was an Associate Scholar, and three degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, summa cum laude. They were previously the director of bitforms and Postmasters, respectively, and were one of the founding members at New Inc, the New Museum’s incubator for art, technology, and design. Doran has published in Affidavit, Artforum, Art in America, ARTNews, Bomb, Flash Art, Real Life, Terremoto, and The Art Newspaper, as well as in books and exhibition catalogues. She has been invited to give lectures at Goldsmiths, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Houston, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Doran’s exhibitions and projects have been featured in Artforum, ARTNews, Clarín, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Página/12, ramona, Rhizome, and The Village Voice, among others. They have also partnered with ArtRio, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Colección Fortabat, National Geographic, UNTITLED, and UV Estudios, where they were the first curator-in-residence.


Upcoming →

The 6th Annual Symposium of Latin American Art — “Movement & Presence: The Visual Culture of the Americas,” March 30, 31, and April 1, 2022

With keynote presentations by Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva and Dr. Diana Taylor

Presented by the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)

Ongoing →

Carly Mandel, Premium 

Agnes Varis Art Center, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY

September 7, 2021 – January 7, 2022

“In Conversation: Carly Mandel and Kerry Doran”

October 26, 2021, 6–7pm ET

Recording + transcription available soon

CRISIS on Montez Press Radio

with Lulo Demarco

(of other) utopías 

with Cathryn Jijón

Accountability Contract

with Ánima Correa