Calum F Kerr

Location: London / Interdimensional Space

Calum F. Kerr is an artist whose work involves performance, sculpture and sound. His artwork relates to place through inhabiting characters such as J. D. Swann (ornithological investigator), Brian Guest (founder of the Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble), a White Sperm Whale and Maurice the Dodo. He has exhibited and performed at numerous exhibitions in the UK and in Bulgaria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the USA. In 2016/17 he received an Arts Council England International Development award for research and travel to Japan for his project 'Calum's Road to Aonodomon'. Aural projects include 'Flange Zoo', 'Lonesome Cowboys from Hell', 'Gran-paw Frankee & the Son-of-a-Gun' and 'I Am Dragonfly'.


Solo Exhibitions/Projects
2015-Ongoing - 'Calum's Road to Aonodomon: Scotland / Japan', Raasay, Scotland & Yabakei, Kyushu, Japan -
2014-Ongoing - 'Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble', various venues in London (Nunhead, Hackney Wick, Hackney, Pimlico, Bermondsey) -
Jun-14 - '…and many more - Rhizo-sound 14, Solo presentation for Rhizome’0001, Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal Street, London
Dec-10 - 'Listen & Lawn', Model Gardeners, 74 Brighton Road, London
May-08 - 'For Whom Do You Speak?’, Shed-and-a-Half Gallery, Back Building, 150 Curtain Road, London (Two-Person exhibition with Miyuki Kasahara)
Aug-07 - 'And Many More…’, Wiebke Morgan Gallery, 13 Cyprus Street, London
2008-2013 - 'September Fools Day (the 13th)', outdoor performances in various locations in London (Film of the project here:
Mar-03 - 'What Can Go Wrong? (Solo Exhibition and Residency)’, Space Banana, BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham

Selected Group Exhibitions (performance works in brackets)
'Dronica Festival #4', The Old Church Stoke Newington, London N16 (25/03/17 - 'Flange Zoo')
'Mikey Georgeson presents: The Deadends', Studio One, Wandsworth, London SW18 (23/02/17 - 'Maurice's Red-ends')
'Chinese Open 2017: Le Coq Artistes', Q-Park Leicester Square, London WC2 (05/02/17 - 'Dodo Remembers Them All: Maurice's Wreath')
'Inspiral London Festival', Enderby Wharf, Greenwich, London SE10 (24/09/16 - 'Enderby's Whaling)
'Search Party’, Tavistock Square, London. Invited by Sing London and Frog Morris (20/09/16 - 'J D Swann: Find the Bloomsbury Blackcap')
'ART/Converters’, Studio 1.1, 57A Redchurch Street, London, E2 (04/02-28/02/16 - ‘Augury P-180 & Augury P-80’)
'Ritos de Transicion | Rites of Passage’, Club Russafa, Calle Sevilla 5 bajo, Valencia, Spain. Curated by Josie McCoy and Russell Chater. (30/05/15-1/06/15)
'The Poor Door’, exhibition on the Housing Crisis. Curated by Tinsel Edwards. 'Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble' (01/10/15 - 11/10/15)
'Summer Solstice Sandwich'. Gravesham Arts, St. Andrew's Art Centre, Gravesend, Kent (20-21/06/15 - ‘Maurice the Dodo’)
'The Hollow', for 'We Could Not Agree', Q-Park, Oxford Circus, London, W1 (13/10/14 - 'Total Recalled’ Sculpture)
'Royal Academy Summer Show Midsummer Fete', Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly, London (21/06/14 - 'Column Inches')
'Hackney Wick Take-over’, Q-Sessions for V & A Lates, Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7 (28/02/14 ‘Granpaw Frankee’s Tales of Deadwick’)
'Supernormal Festival 2013’, Chutney 7 curated by Sarah Sparkes, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. (09-11/08/13 ‘Ask Gran-paw and Gran-paw Frankee’s Satanic Dancin’)
'Chinese Open: Year of the Snake’ curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie, Q-Park, 20 Newport Place, London WC2. Also 2014 and 2015
'Acts of Legacy: Fiona Templeton's Bodies of Memory’, Tate Britain, Clore Galleries, Millbank, London SW1W (05/10/12)
'Radar 100: Space Rage’, The Residence Gallery, 229 Victoria Park Road, London E9 (23/09/12 - 18/11/12)
'GHost CLHub’, Folkestone Triennial Fringe 2011, B & B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
'The Cage’ with aas. The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands. (09/10+15/16-01/11)
'Bedizzened’, APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 (18/07/10 ‘The Angel of the Odd’)
'Dead Season Live Art’, Margate, Kent, LIMBO Arts and around Margate. (06/03/10 ‘This Happy Band’)
'Calling Out of Context Festival’, ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH. Organised by Kevin Quigley (15/11/09 ‘Instrumento-Being Returns’)
'Tam Tam Festival’, Leiden, The Netherlands. (05/06/09 ‘Guess the Artist: Netherlands’)
'Manpower Lisboa’. UK / Portuguese artists at Pocos Dos Negros, Lisbon, Portugal. Curated by Cosmicmegabrain (18/12/08)
'Won’t Get Fooled Again’, Café Gallery Projects, Southwark Park, SE16 (13/09/08 ‘September Fools Day Launch’)
'Spectre vs. Rector’, The Residence, The Verger’s Cottage , London. Curated by Rvrnd Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly (31/10/07 ‘Mark E.’s Torch-Uh’)
'The Last Days of Man…’, museumMAN, 31 Rodney Street, Liverpool. (72 Hour Performance)
'At War With Ghosts: Festival Week 2’, Space Station Sixty- Five, 65 North Cross Road, London
'Berliner Kunstsalon’, Magazine Arena, Treptow, Berlin, Germany (30/09-06/10/05 ‘P-art Fair Project’)
'Bayennale Festival of Art’, San Francisco & Oakland, USA (23/07-07/08 ‘A.A.A.B.A.M in America’).
'Baerobics: Birmingham to Bulgaria to Berlin’. Touring Performance ‘Katacomba’, Berlin, Germany
'The Ideal Festival’, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ‘Brain Jelly: Live Art Showcase’, University of Central England, Birmingham (14/07/04 - 15/09/04)
'Changing Channels: London Biennale Pollinations’, Bacfabrick, Berlin, Germany (22/08/03 + 29/08/03)

Awards, Grants, & Residencies
Dec-16 - Calums Road to Aonodomon' project awarded Arts Council England International Development Award 2017/18
May-13 - 'DeCentreDerSpace: Marseille’ Residency with Miyuki Kasahara in relation to Marseille Capital of Culture. Organised by Counterproductions Film by Miyuki Kasahara and Calum F Kerr - Rhône Nucléaire Chasing the Dragon

Dec-17 - 'Emergency Index Volume 6', Ugly Duckling Press, New York, USA. 'Enderby's Whaling performance featured.
Jan-16 - 'Breaking the Bounds: Walking London and Beyond’, Organised and co-presented this episode of ‘The News Agents’ Resonance FM, Borough
May-14 - 'J. D. Swann: An Orniphilosophical Outsider', published May 2014 by A.A.A.B.A.M, Shacklewell Lane, E8, Artist publication edition of 50, 4 artist proofs
Jan-14 - 'Rhône Nucleaire: Folklore of Cultural Capital’, appearance with Miyuki Kasahara on ‘The News Agents’ discussing Nuclear issues, presented Rob Edwards and Jude Cowan Montague, Resonance 104.4fm.
Jan-14 - 'The Leak in the Machine', written with Miyuki Kasahara for ‘Garageland 16: Machines’, Transition Publications.