David Ashley Kerr (b.1986, Australia) is an artist and curator working primarily in the mediums of photography and video.

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

In 2013 Kerr co-founded curator-led gallery Strange Neighbour with fellow artist and curator Linsey Gosper. He 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 on an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship, and has since then participated in Artist Residencies in Germany and Norway. Kerr has exhibited Australia-wide and in Malaysia, England, Norway, Germany, Mexico and China.

He is currently an Art-Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


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