Kerry Doran is an art historian, cultural theorist, and curator. She is currently a PhD Student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Curatorial Advisor for Digital Projects at M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong; and a contributor to Artforum. With Lulo Demarco, she co-hosts CRISIS on Montez Press Radio. Her interdisciplinary, activist-driven research and public engagements foreground queer subjectivities, subaltern histories, subversive modes of circulation, and popular culture.


The Graduate Center, City University of New York, August 2020-present

PhD, Art History

The Courtauld Institute of Art, July 2013

MA, History of Art, with distinction

Dissertation: “The Post-Internet Condition,” advised by Julian Stallabrass

University of Colorado Boulder, May 2012

BA, Anthropology, Art History, and Studio Art (Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices), with distinction and summa cum laude in General Honors for Interdisciplinary Studies

Thesis: “Performative Identity in Networked Spaces,” advised by Claire Farago, with Mark Amerika and Robert Nauman


Research Assistant, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, August 2020-present

Contributor, Artforum, New York, NY, January 2019-present

Curatorial Advisor, M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong, November 2018-present

Curator-in-residence, UV, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August-November 2018

Director, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, April 2017-June 2018

Director, bitforms gallery, New York, NY, August 2015-March 2017

Event and Content Producer, NEW INC at the New Museum, New York, NY, August 2014-July 2015

Associate Scholar, Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom, March-May 2013


“Delinking ‘internet art,’” Podium, 2021 (forthcoming)

‘Hard Opening: Vigil for Black Death’ at HOUSING,” Artforum, 2020

“El arte de la peluquería: Peluca Oral por Zoe Di Rienzo,” Ediciones Miranda Bosch, 2020

“How Health Care Podcast ‘The Death Panel’ Became a Must-Listen for Influential Artists,” ARTnews, 2020

“South American galleries face steep challenges as the region's biggest fairs shutter due to the spread of coronavirus,” The Art Newspaper, 2020

“Big Data Viz,” M+ Museum, 2020

“Ad Minoliti at El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA),” Artforum, 2020

“Yeguas Del Apocalipsis at Fundación PROA,” Artforum, 2020

“Room to Grow: The alternative future of Jillian Mayer’s domestic interiors, designs, and gardens,” TIMESHARE: Jillian Mayer, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 2020

“Feliz Año: Kerry Doran on Buenos Aires’s ‘2019: Spazio de Arte,’” Artforum, 2019

“A Mano,” WOW: Emilio Bianchic, Ediciones UV, 2019

“‘Marta Minujín at the New Museum,” Artforum, 2019

“chlorinefreak,” SPRTS, Issue 9, 2019

“‘Tácticas luminosas’ at the Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat,” Artforum, 2019

“Identity Binge: How Lex Brown Makes Television,” Art in America, 2019

“Mad Scramble: Kerry Doran on arteBA and Art Basel Cities,” Artforum, 2019

“Pablo Suárez at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA),” Artforum, 2019

“Culo Cards,” Affidavit, 2019

“It Girls,” Real Life, 2019
David Diao, with Philip Tinari, Michael Corris, Pi Li, Sarah K. Rich, and Felicia Chen, Prestel and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2018

“☀ p L a Y a ☀,” ramona, 2018

“Básica TV: Rectum,” Terremoto, 2018

“Xavier Cha at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong,” Flash Art International, 2018

“re: Contextualizing the Cyborg,” SFMOMA’s Open Space, 2018

“Results, Concrete: Carly Mandel interviewed by Kerry Doran,” BOMB, 2018

“Luke O’Halloran: Earthquake Lights,” Cthulhu Gallery, 2017

“There’s no business like…,” The Stolbun Collection, 2017

“Rachel Rossin: Timescrubbing,” Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016

“Alexandra Hunts: Substance of Space and Time,” Foam Magazine, 2016

“[still searching for lost treasure],” Yael Kanarek: Kisses Kisses (author and editor), 2016

“The Nature of Capitalism: Mark Dorf’s Emergence and the Capitalocene,” Foam Magazine, 2016

“Artist Profile: Mark Dorf,” Rhizome, 2015

“what is a text?, v1,” NewHive, 2015

Printed_Web_3.pdf, Library of the Printed Web, 2015

“Cyborg Origins: Lynn Hershman Leeson at Bridget Donahue,” Rhizome, 2015

“Speaking in Code,” Rhizome, 2015

“Nail Art: From lipstick traces to digital polish,” Rhizome, 2014

“Digital Handwork,” co-authored with Lizzie Homersham, Rhizome, 2014

“Austin Lee: ‘OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK,’” Postmasters Gallery, 2014


Carly Mandel: Premium, UrbanGlass at the Agnes Varis Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2021 (forthcoming)

TECHNOLOGIC, screening with Daft Punk, Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Thalía, Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Jeezy, Taylor Swift, Cobra Starship, QT, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Sir Mix-A-Lot, September, Eiffel 65, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, ROSALÍA, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Lali, TLC, Missy Elliott, Poppy, Alesso, Hannah Diamond, Ariana Grande, björk, DAWN, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Soulja Boy Tell’em, Sammie, Cassie, Shaggy, Kim Petras, Lindsay Lohan, Jay-Z, Natti Natasha, Karol G, Broken Bells, MARINA, Kelela, Jennifer Lopez, Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2020

CAMP FIRES: the body as a queer stage, with Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al Gharaballi, James Bantone, Básica TV, Lukas Beyeler, Emilio Bianchic, Lex Brown, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Tianzhuo Chen, Jes Fan, House of Ladosha, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, Florencia Rodríguez Giles, Jacolby Satterwhite, SOPHIE, and Young Boy Dancing Group, with performance and talk program including, Talk & Nail Art Tutorial, hosted by Emilio Bianchic with Valeria Licciardi & Magali Muñiz (Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina); Video Premiere and Single Release: La hora de los magos, by Agustín Cerreti (Otras Formas); and Screening Series, with Meriem Bennani, Lukas Beyeler, Mauro Guzmán, and Augstín Ceretti (directed by Básica TV), co-curated with Violeta Mansilla and Simon Würsten Marín, UV and various venues throughout Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019 (traveling in 2021)

Kalup Linzy: The Real World: Buenos Aires, UV, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018

Básica TV: Rectum, UV, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018

Ed Fornieles: Perosa, UV, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018

Emilio Bianchic: ooh la la, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

Jillian Mayer: Post Posture, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

alt-facts, with Meriem Bennani, David Diao, David Herbert, Matt Johnson, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Eva and Franco Mattes, Rachel Rossin, William Powhida, Kenya (Robinson), and Ultra Violet Production House, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 2017

Casey Reas: There’s No Distance, bitforms gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Yael Kanarek: Kisses Kisses, bitforms gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Sara Ludy: Subsurface Hell, bitforms gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Emilio Bianchic: Nailture, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 2015

/Performing the Text, with Emilio Bianchic, Kalliopi Mathios, and Martine Syms,, 2015, with Kate Armstrong, Lori Emerson, Nicholas O’Brien, Rick Silva, and McKenzie Wark, in conjunction with Mark Amerika’s remixthebook, 2011-2012


“Delinking ‘internet art,’” University of Houston School of Art, Houston, TX, 2020

“The Three Plagues: Conversations from New York – with manuel arturo abreu, Lulo Demarco, and Kerry Doran,” organized by Adam Kleinman, steirischer herbst ‘20 – Paranoia TV, Graz, Austria, 2020

“CRISIS: Ep. 6 – Latinidad,” with Lulo Demarco and manuel arturo abreu, Montez Press Radio, 2020

“CRISIS: Ep. 5 – Global Crisis,” with Lulo Demarco, Montez Press Radio, 2020

“CRISIS: Ep. 4 – Identity Crisis,” with Lulo Demarco, Montez Press Radio, 2020

World of Awe, Chapter 2: Destruction and Mending – Virtual walkthrough with Yael Kanarek,” bitforms gallery, New York, NY, 2020

“CRISIS: Ep. 3 – COVID-19 in Latin America,” with Lulo Demarco, Montez Press Radio, 2020

Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)

“Jillian Mayer in conversation with Kerry Doran and Rachel Adams,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, 2020

“CRISIS: Ep. 2 – Bolivia,” with Lulo Demarco and Santito Alvarez Giraldoa, Montez Press Radio, 2019

“Re-modeling the gallery with guest host Kerry Doran,” UNTITLED, ART Podcast, 2019

“CRISIS: Ep. 1 – Chile,” with Lulo Demarco and Santito Alvarez Giraldoa, Montez Press Radio, 2019

“Neoliberal or Libertarian?,” with Joshua Citarella, Sean J. Patrick Carney, and Mike Pepi, Montez Press Radio, 2019

“Circulation Aesthetics,” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2019

“Paradox: Frames and Biases in Art and AI,” with Alexandra Chouldechova, Jillian Mayer, Sey Min, and Manuela Veloso, Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019

“Kerry Doran on Básica TV: Rectum,” arteBA Gallery Weekend in conjunction with Art Basel Cities,

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018

“M+ Matters: Art and Design in the Digital Realm” (moderator), with Ian Cheng, Taeyoon Choi, Studio Moniker, and Miao Ying, M+ Museum at JC Cube Auditorium, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2018

“In conversation with Kerry Doran,” MIT Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2018

“The Socioeconomics of Practice,” Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2018

“Podcast: Kerry Doran,” Humor and the Abject with Sean J. Patrick Carney, 2018

“Foam: Spotlight on Talent,” with Matthew Leifheit, Brendan Wattenberg, Marina Chao, and Jimmy Moffat, International Center for Photography Museum, New York, NY, 2018

“Curating the Net and Beyond” (moderator), with Marc Garrett, Erica Scourti, and Morgan Quaintance, British Computer Society, London, United Kingdom, 2017

“Rachel Rossin in conversation with Kerry Doran,” Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 2017

“IAM Pop-Up,” with Ekene Ijeoma and Adam Katz, Frog Design, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

“The Current Conversation” with Ben Fino-Radin, Sam Hart, Christiane Paul, and Tina Rivers Ryan, et al., The Current Museum, New York, NY, 2016

“CBIC XIV | Cyborg Futures,” Cloud-Based Institutional Critique, IRL Institute, New York, NY, 2016

“Love Letters from a World of Awe,” with Yael Kanarek, Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

“Art in the DATAStream,” with Casey Reas and John F. Simon Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 2016

“Digitally-minded practices,” International Marketplace for Digital Art, Festival Elektra, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

“Does new media art exist?: Transcoding contemporary art,” Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom, 2013


Ketter Weissman, “Regarding the Nineteen-Nineties: On Emily Mulenga’s 1997 BC,” Big Window, 2020

“Particle Episode 19: Claire Farago,” UCLA Art | Sci Center, 2020

“Publicación Especial – Reflexiones Colectivas II,” Relieve Contemporáneo, 2020

“Cine Club UV Cine en Colección Amalita,” ramona, 2020

Celina Chatruc, “#CineClub en @colecciondeartefortabat y mucho más en la #guiacultural de hoy,” La Nación, 2020

“Jillian Mayer: TIMESHARE – Video tour,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 2020

Margaret Carrigan, “Chilean art fair suspends its 2019 edition as artists and galleries mobilise to support protesters,” The Art Newspaper, 2019

Mariano Lopez Seoane, “«Camp Fires. The Body as Queer Stage» en UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina,” Terremoto, 2019

Ignacio D’Amore, “Muestra: CAMP FIRES en Galería UV,” Página/12, 2019

Casey Reas, “Collecting in the Age of Digital Reproduction,” Medium, 2019

Claudio M. Iglesias, “Días Ganados,” A*Desk Magazine, 2019

Lucia Oliveiro, “Tendencia extrema: los jóvenes que transforman sus cuerpos en obras de arte,” Revista Viva – Clarín, 2019

“Perfuch 3D,” Terremoto, 2019

Casey Kelbaugh, “Scenes from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 3,” ARTnews, 2018

Margaret Carrigan, “Latin American galleries reassess sales strategies for Miami Art Week after border crackdown,” The Art Newspaper, 2018

Mikkel Rosengaard, “Becoming Our Avatars,” Mayday, 2018

Alina Cohen, “These Artists Would Love for You to Sit on Their Work,” Artsy, 2018

Mikkel Rosengaard, “Bye, bye avantgarde,” Weekendavisen, 2018

“Playa en Corrientes y Maure. La más idílica de las fantasías escapistas,” ramona, 2018

“Playa de Emilio Bianchic en Chiquita,” ramona, 2018

“Básica TV at UV Estudios, Buenos Aires,” ARTnews, 2018

Hemorroides – La película de Básica TV,” ramona, 2018

Ignacio D’Amore, “De esto nunca se habla,” Página/12, 2018

Artie Vierkant, “The Art World’s Healthcare Crisis,” ARTnews, 2018
“Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries into the West Kowloon Collection,” Ta Kung Pao, 2018

“Hong Kong’s M+ Museum Acquires Archive Of Past And Future Works By Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries,” Artforum, 2018

“Re-Envisioning Reality - Tech+Art | Genius: Picasso,” National Geographic, 2018

Margaret Carrigan, “Frieze NY Is Flashy and Instagram-Friendly—But Does That Actually Sell Art?,” Observer, 2018

Jerry Saltz, “To Do: May 2 – May 16, 2018,” New York Magazine, 2018

“7 Artists to Watch April 2018,” Artspace, 2018

“Artist of the Week: Carly Mandel,” LVL3, 2018

Dylan Kerr, “‘Like’ Art: 7 Masterpieces of Social Media Art That Will Make It Into the History Books,” artnet News, 2017

“Open Access Publishing = Global Audiences for Research,” CU Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017

Andreas Petrossiants, alt-facts at Postmasters Gallery,” Exhibition Reviews Annual, 2017

Hannah Stamler, “Critics’ Picks – alt-facts,” Artforum, 2017

“9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” ARTnews, 2017

“World of Awe, The Traveler’s Journal (Chapter 1: Forever),” Net Art Anthology, Rhizome, 2017
“New York’s Postmasters Gallery to Open Second Space in Rome,” Artforum, 2017

Alex Greenberger, “Postmasters Gallery Expands to Rome, Names Kerry Doran Director,” ARTnews, 2017

Amah-Rose Abrams, “Postmasters Gallery Announces New Rome Office and New Director,” artnet News, 2017

“21 Artists to Watch This September,” Artspace, 2016

Nora Nahid Khan, “Casey Reas’s Disconcerting Software Paintings,” The Village Voice, 2016

Andrew Salomone, “‘There’s No Distance’ Charts 15 Years of Evolving New Media Art,” Creators, 2016

“10 Artists to Watch this April,” Artspace, 2016

Illya Szilak, “Yael Kanarek’s Must-See Show at bitforms,” HuffPost, 2016

Robin Pogrebin, “Yael Kanarek Has Her Fifth Show at bitforms,” New York Times, 2016

“Sara Ludy at bitforms,” Modern Painters, 2016

Amelia Rina, “Turning the Digital into the Material, with Feng Shui,” Hyperallergic, 2016

Benoit Palop, “Enter a 'Subsurface Hell' in Sara Ludy's New Show,” Creators, 2016

Johanna Fateman, “Critics’ Picks – Sara Ludy,” Artforum, 2016

Ben Davis, “The 20 Most Memorable New York Gallery Shows of the Year,” artnet News, 2015

Corinna Kirsch, “How to be Happy: An Art Guide,” Art21 blog, 2015

Michael Anthony Farley, “GIF of the Day: Emilio Bianchic’s LGBP,” Art F City, 2015

Paddy Johnson, “This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Melon Bra and Digital Nails,” Art F City, 2015

“9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” ARTnews, 2015

Anton Haugen, “Don’t Fight It: On ‘/Performing the Text,’ curated by Kerry Doran,” Rhizome, 2015