Lucy Kerr is a choreographer and video, film, performance, and installation artist based in LA and Brooklyn, NY. She is an MFA in Film/Video and Integrated Media candidate at California Institute of the Arts on the Lillian Disney Scholarship. Kerr received a B.A in Philosophy and a B.A. in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin and was the grand prize winner of the 2014 Co-op / George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for her undergraduate thesis. She has received commissions from Mono No Aware and the Center for Performance Research. Her projects have been presented with The Brooklyn Museum, Anthology Film Archives, The Chimney NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival, Dance Films Association, The San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Co-Lab Projects, The Aurora Picture Show, Triskelion Arts, IDIO Gallery, INSITU Site-Specific Festival, and The MATCH Houston, among others. Kerr has participated in residencies with Cucalorus Film Festival and Impulstanz and was selected as a 2014-2017 Fellow at LEIMAY. Kerr is also active as a curator will be co-presenting and co-curating Dance Film; Deconstructed this Fall in partnership with Emily Smith and Brooklyn Studios for Dance and with collaborating organizations Mono No Aware and Dance Films Association. She was the main writer for LEIMAY’s publication accompanying the production of ‘borders’ (2016) at BAM. Her own writing, merging philosophy and performance theory has been used as coursework at UCLA. As a dancer, Kerr has also performed with LEIMAY in multiple projects.
‘Lucy’ watercolor on photo, by visual, performance, and video artist Sara Madandar