Artist Talk: Theodore Kerr WHAT WOULD AN HIV DOULA DO?
Originally from Canada, Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer, organizer and artist whose work focuses on HIV/AIDS, community, and culture. He is a founding member of the What Would An HIV Doula Do? collective, a community of people committed to better implicating community within the ongoing response to HIV/AIDS.
As an artist, Ted’s practice is about bringing together pop culture, photography and text to create ‘fun and meaningful shareable ephemera and images’. He has collaborated with Zachary Ayotte, L.J. Roberts, Chaplain Christopher Jones, Niknaz Tavakolian, Bridget de Gersigny, Malene Dam and others. He has been in exhibitions curated by Kris Nuzzi, Sur Rodney (Sur), Danny Orendorff and others. Two of his works, in collaboration with Shawn Torres and Jun Bae, are part of DePaul Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
His writing has been published Women’s Studies Quarterly, The New Inquiry, BOMB, CBC (Canada), Lambda Literary, POZ Magazine, The Advocate, Cineaste, The St. Louis American, IndieWire, HyperAllergic, and other publications. In 2016, he won the Best Journalism award from POZ Magazine for his HyperAllergic article on race, HIV, and art. In 2015, Kerr was the editor for an AIDS-focused issue of the We Who Feel Differently journal.
Ted will speak about the work and activism of the What Would An HIV Doula Do? collective, in resonance with the Radical Intimacies show, and queer representation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the face of mainstream homophobia and erasure.
This will be an inspiring, unique event. Please join us. As always it’s free of charge and tea/coffee will be served.