Print | A Map of Queer Brum, Nov 2019

Exhibition | If Memory Serves, Birmingham Hippodrome, Sep 2019

Workshop | Campania, an explanation and a history, Recent Activity, May 2019

Exhibition | The Club’s Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked), Recent Activity, May 2019

Exhibition | Three Models for Change, Stryx Gallery, Jun 2018

Performance | Rainbow Flag/Trojan Horse, Recent Activity, Jun 2018

Exhibition | A Prelude, Centrala, May 2018

Screening | Queering the Archive, Recent Activity, Nov 2017


Artist Talk | Denzil Forrester, Nottingham Contemporary, Feb 2020 →

Keynote | Paul B. Preciado and Jack Halberstam, Nottingham Contemporary, Feb 2020 →

Artist Talk | Diane Simpson, Nottingham Contemporary, Feb 2020

Artists’ Film | The Otolith Group, Nottingham Contemporary, Nov 2019

Contemporary Conversation | Form and Frontier, Nottingham Contemporary, Nov 2019

Conference | Architectures of Education, Nottingham Contemporary, Nov 2019

Artists’ Film | Jarman Award Touring Programme 2019, Nottingham Contemporary, Oct 2019

Exhibition | From.Between.To, Gallerija Vartai, May 2019
Performance | Territorial Symphonies, Block Universe, 58th Venice Biennale, May 2019

Exhibition | From.Between.To, Parafin, Apr 2019 →  


Review | Love and Solidarity at Grand Union, this is tomorrow, Apr 2020

Text | Some Kinda Love, Celine Gallery, Oct 2019

Review | Ian Giles: Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag, this is tomorrow

Exhibition Text | Indre Serpytyte: From.Between.To, Parafin and Galerija Varta, Apr 2020

Text | The ‘Gale Comes of Age, In The Pink, Grand Union and SHOUT Festival, Nov 2018

Review | The Oscar Wilde Temple at Studio Voltaire, this is tomorrow, Oct 2019


Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in Nottingham, UK. Ryan’s on-going research centres on queer night-time spaces.

info [at] ryankearney.co.uk

Ryan Kearney is a curator, writer, and researcher based in Nottingham, UK. Ryan’s on-going research centres on queer night-time spaces, with a focus on gentrification, memory and cross-generational exchange.

As programme assistant of public programmes and research at Nottingham Contemporary, he assists the research and production of discursive events including talks, screenings and performances. Previously, he co-delivered the public programme at Recent Activity, an artist-run space in Birmingham, UK.

Independent projects include A Map of Queer Brum (2019); If Memory Serves, Birmingham Hippodrome (2019); The Club’s Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked), Recent Activity (2019); Three Models for Change, STRYX (2018); Rainbow Flag / Trojan Horse: Ian Giles, Recent Activity (2018); and Queering the Archive, Recent Activity (2017). Ryan's writing has appeared in this is tomorrow and In the Pink, a publication launched by Grand Union and SHOUT Festival in November 2018. He holds a BA from the University of the Arts London, an MA from the University of Birmingham and is currently participating in the CAMPUS Independent Study Programme.


    University of Birmingham
    MA Art History and Curating
    2017 - 2018

    Nottingham Contemporary
    CAMPUS Independent Study Programme
    2019 - 2020

    Grand Union
    Curatorial Curriculum
    May - Oct 2018

    University of the Arts London
    BA (Hons) Photography
    2013 - 2016


    Nottingham Contemporary
    Programme Assistant of Public Programmes and Research
    Sep 2019 - Present

    The Contemporary Journal
    Editorial Assistant
    Sep 2019 - Present

    Recent Activity
    Apr 2017 - Present

    Indre Serpytyte
    Studio Assistant
    Nov 2018 - Sep 2019

    Gallery Assistant
    Aug 2018 - Sep 2019
    Tiwani Contemporary
    Gallery Assistant
    Feb - Jun 2017

    Laura Bartlett Gallery
    Gallery Assistant
    Jan - Jul 2016


    a-n Mentoring Bursary

    New Art West Midlands
    Engine Bursary

    Art Fund
    Navigating the Art Market


    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
    Feb 2020

    Barber Institute of Fine Art
    Feb 2019

    Camberwell College of Art
    Jan 2018