Programs / The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency

2019 Recipient

Eli Kerr selected for the 2019 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency

Corrie Jackso

Eli Kerr

Eli Kerr is a curator and writer based in Montréal. He is focused on artistic practices that consider the implications of technological histories within unfolding social modalities. Beyond his research interests, Kerr’s exhibition and writing activity is prompted through a constant dialog and commitment to artist’s ideas. 

In 2016 he cofounded VIE D’ANGE with Daphné Boxer. The project exists as a broad framework for curatorial activities which both emanate from, and extend beyond an old auto body garage, that serves more as an apparatus than a site for their initiatives. With a focus on supporting new, intimate and experimental artist’s projects, their exhibition programme exists as an episodic series of sequential, yet nonlinear narratives. Kerr has been awarded curatorial residencies at International Studio and Curatorial Program (New York; 2017) and at Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania; 2018). He holds a BFA in Design from Concordia University.

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About Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting, emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. Fogo Island Arts is an initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island and other small places around the world. For more information, visit