Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in the Midlands. His on-going research centres on the history and politics of queer night-time spaces, with a focus on memory and cross-generational exchange.
As part of the Emerging Curators Group, Ryan will consider how oral history can be used to document unrecorded LGBTQI+ spaces, as well as how collaborations between participants, researchers, and artists can translate memory into architectural record.
Ryan is Assistant Curator of Live Programmes at Nottingham Contemporary where he assists the research and production of discursive events. Previously, he was co-curator at Recent Activity from 2017-19 and has delivered projects at Birmingham Hippodrome; Galerija Vartai; Parafin; Block Universe; and Grand Union. Ryan’s writing features in Frieze and this is tomorrow.