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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 Kate Keohane is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the History of Art at the Ruskin School of Art and St Anne’s College, University of Oxford (2021-2024). She completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2020 as part of the Horizon 2020 project EU-LAC Museums

Kate’s research centres on the interplay between text and image and the ways in which art can offer alternative models for being-in-the-world. 

She has published with Wasafiri, ICOM Routledge, and Afterimage, and has written for TateArt History, and the International Curator’s Forum. She is currently working on two book projects. The first, ‘Some Otherwhere: Edouard Glissant and the Caribbean in Contemporary Art’ tests the limits of Glissant’s relevance to art making, writing, and curation. The second, ‘Locating Common-Places: Artistic Practices for Existing Differently in a Damaged World’ focuses on collaborative, site-specific artistic strategies of resistance against toxic and colonial forces.

With Dr Giulia Smith, Kate organised the transnational online research stream ‘Biotic Resistance: Eco-Caribbean Visions in Art and Exhibition Practice’ with support from a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant and a Paul Mellon Centre Event Support Grant. The proceedings of this international series are now being turned into an edited book project, titled: ‘Caribbean Eco-Aesthetics’.

At the Ruskin School of Art, Kate offers courses on art and climate change, collaborative artistic practice, and art theory. This year she is teaching the BFA1 ‘Are We Nearly There Yet? Landscape and art from then to now and back again.’ She is also co-teaching with Professor Jason Gaiger the BFA2 course ‘Art and Experience’.

Kate is a Personal Tutor and Subject Lead in the History of Art at St Anne’s College. As part of the International School she teaches the module ‘Re-Considering British Art’.