David Ashley Kerr is an Australian born artist + curator currently based between Germany and Finland, working primarily in the mediums of film and photography.

Kerr is interested in staging and performing relationships between victim and aggressor, body and landscape. Using melancholy as a device to explore realms of metaphor and the darker elements of the human condition is what drives the artist’s practice as a whole.

In 2013 he co-founded curator-led gallery Strange Neighbour with fellow artist and curator Linsey Gosper. Kerr has taught at Photography Studies College and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, and freelanced extensively for VICE Australia. In 2016 the artist completed a PhD at Monash University in Australia on an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship, and has since then conducted Artist Residencies in Germany and Norway. Kerr has exhibited Australia-wide and in Malaysia, England, Norway, Germany, Mexico and China.

He is currently undertaking post-doctoral research for the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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