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Kate Keohane

Dr Kate Keohane is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford (2021-2024).

Dr Keohane specialises in modern and contemporary art and theory, with an emphasis on globalisation, place-making, and the politics of representation.  


She is currently working on two book projects. The first: ‘Some Otherwhere: Edouard Glissant and Visual Art’ considers the possibilities and problematics of applying Glissant’s key theoretical concepts within art and exhibition practice. The second, currently titled ‘Common-Places’ centres on collaborative artistic practices developed to respond to the needs of those living within landscapes damaged by colonial and ecologic forces. Associated publications will appear with Wasafiri, Afterimage, and ICOM Routledge in the coming year. 


Funded by the Paul Mellon Centre and the British Academy, Dr Keohane is also currently organising a seminar series with Dr Giulia Smith at the University of Oxford. The series - 'Biotic Resistance: Eco-Caribbean Visions in Art and Exhibition Practice' - will unfold over four two hour long Zoom seminars taking place every Thursday through November 2021 (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) from 4-6pm GMT, with a concluding roundtable scheduled for Monday the 29th of November between 4-5pm GMT. Bringing together a group of international artists and scholars who are working across a range of disciplines, the series will create a space to discuss the eco-critical and eco-aesthetic traditions of the transnational Caribbean. 


At Oxford, Dr Keohane will offer a variety of teaching, including the BFA course: ‘Are We Nearly There Yet? Landscape from then to now’ (Hilary 2022).