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Madeleine Kennedy

Madeleine Kennedy is a curator and doctoral candidate in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the Ruskin School of Art.

Her doctoral research seeks to examine the exhibition as a cultural form, approaching this through the lens of aesthetics and analytic philosophy. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Christ Church college.

Working primarily as a modern and contemporary art curator, Madeleine has experience in curatorial departments at the Laing Art Gallery, Hatton Gallery, Firstsite Gallery, Tate Britain and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History & Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and an MA in Curating the Art Museum from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her research and writing has been published by Stedelijk Studies, Architectural Research Quarterly, Kerber, and Hatje Cantz.

Recent exhibition projects include Exploding Collage (Hatton Gallery, 29 September 2018 – 12 January 2019), which explores how female artists of the early twentieth-century avant-garde expanded the notion of collage into immersive and often ephemeral formats.