Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly
Live and work in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY


2013 MFA University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2001 Gerard: BA Yale University, New Haven, CT, cum laude
2008 Kelly: BA Fordham University, New York, NY
1998 Kelly: School of American Ballet, New York, NY


Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents, University Art Museum, Albany, NY, curated by Corinna Ripps-Schaming

P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange), New Museum, New York, NY, curated by Johanna Burton

Timelining, The Kitchen, New York, NY, curated by Tim Griffin

MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA;
Kiss Solo, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY


Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, curated by Katherine Brinson, Carmen Hermo, Nancy Spector, and Nat Trotman
Neon Eon, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Architecture by Artists, 221A Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada, curated by Matthew Robin Nye

Made in LA 2014 Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte (catalogue)
Remake/Remodel, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

L.A. Existancial, LACE | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mairie de Burgerolle

Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, curated by Johanna Burton (catalogue)

Cult of the Ruin: Strategies of Accumulation, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine (catalogue)

Whitney ISP Studio Program Exhibition, Art in General, New York, NY


Modern Living, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Reusable Parts/Endless Love
, Do Disturb Festival Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Reusable Parts/Endless Love, University Art Museum, Albany, NY
Modern Living, MAK Center at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA

Timelining, Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France
Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Frank O’Hara Memorial Library, NYPAC, Fire Island Pines, NY

Timelining, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Recto/Verso, LACE | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Recto/Verso, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Danspace Project, New York, NY;
Untitled (Human Directional), Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Ideological Formation, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Phoenecia, NY; Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal; The Kitchen, New York; NY
You Call This Progress?, Volta Art Fair, New York, NY; Burning Bridges, New York, NY
Armory Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

Last Dance, HOT! Festival, Dixon Place, New York, NY; Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Dutch Skies, Maastricht Toneelstad Festival, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Impermanent Collection, Whitney Live at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
XLS, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL; in collaboration with ICE | International Contemporary Ensemble
It’s My Party, Greenwich Music Festival, Greenwich, CT
59 (sixty minus one), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space, New York, NY

SIXTY, La Générale, Paris, France
Mass Particle No. 1, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Without, Dance New Amsterdam, New York, NY

Without, Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY


New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project Award
CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) in Southern California Award

Juried Award, New York Dance and Performance Awards/The Bessies
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grant
Art Matters grant

University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) grant
UCLA Arts Initiative grant
UCLA Campus Programs Committee Grant

Van Lier Fellowship, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

Gerard: Fulbright Grant, France


Moffitt, Evan, “Gerard & Kelly,” frieze, July 16, 2016
Vogel, Wendy, “Chosen Family: Gerard & Kelly at The Glass House,” Art in America, May 18, 2016
Zhong, Fan, “Full House: Gerard & Kelly Shake Up Johnson’s Glass House,” W Magazine, May 12, 2016
Baumgardner, Julie, “A Performance Project That Brings Some Mystery to The Glass House,” The New York Times Style Magazine, May 10, 2016
Scheffler, Daniel, “To Live, To Dance: Gerard & Kelly Occupy Two Modernist Marvels in Modern Living,” Wallpaper, April 29, 2016
Weinstein, Tresca, “At UAlbany Gerard & Kelly Explore Gender, Sexuality, Repetition,” Albany Times Union, February 13, 2016
Kennedy, Randy, “Gerard and Kelly to perform at Schindler House and Glass House,” The New York Times, January 5, 2016

Halperin, Julia, “Performers Tell Museums to Get Their Act Together on Fees,” The Art Newspaper, September 22, 2015.
Portwood, Jerry, “Room with a Skew,” OUT Magazine, September 15, 2015.
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Looking at How Performers are Paid for Performance Art,” The New York Times, July 30, 2015.
Bakst, Lauren, “On Reverberations,” Six Degrees, July 21, 2015.
Portwood, Jerry, “Don’t Miss: Gerard & Kelly’s Timelining at the Guggenheim Museum,” OUT Magazine, July 3, 2015.
Vogel, Wendy, “Neon Eon,” Art in America, June 25, 2015.
Allison, Leslie, “Approaching the Pole; Gerard & Kelly’s POLE at the New Museum,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2015.
“Alongsideness: Intimacy in Art,” Johanna Burton in conversation with Lauren Cornell, Mousse Magazine, February 2015.
Vaiana, Vic, “Pole Dancers Drop it Like It’s Political,” Hyperallergic, February 11, 2015.
Schaefer, Brian, “The Politics of Pole Dancing,” OUT Magazine, February 7, 2015.
Munro, Cait, “See the Art of Pole Dancing at the New Museum with Gerard & Kelly,” Artnet, February 5, 2015.
Baumgardner, Julie, “At the New Museum, An Unexpected Spin on the Pole,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, February 4, 2015.
Vogel, Wendy, “Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly Bring Pole Dancing to the New Museum,” Modern Painters, February 1, 2015.
Sheets, Hilarie M., “When the Art Isn’t on the Walls: Dance finds a Home in Museums,” The New York Times, January 22, 2015.

The Agenda: This Week in New York, Art In America, November 18, 2014.
Harren, Natalie, “Artists at Work: Gerard & Kelly,” East of Borneo, September 2, 2014.
Wagley, Catherine, “Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” Biennial 2014: Our Preview,” LA Weekly, June 5, 2014.
Bilsborough, Michael, “Step by Step,” SVA Continuing Education Blog, April 13, 2014
Cotter, Holland, Museum and Gallery Listings for April 11-17, The New York Times, April 11, 2014.
Joy, Jenn, “Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly: Exploring and choreographing intimacy in Timelining, currently on view at The Kitchen NYC,” Bomb Magazine, April 8, 2014.
Cotter, Holland and Pete Wells, “Where Blue-Chip Brands Meet Brassy Outliers, From Hot to Schlock: Holland Cotter Tours Chelsea Galleries,” The New York Times, April 4, 2014, p.C28.
Del Rosso, Stephanie Joy, “In Conversation: Gerard & Kelly with Stephanie Joy Del Rosso,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2, 2014.
Johnson, Paddy, Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch, “We Went to Roe Ethridge, Gerard & Kelly, & Doug Wheeler,” Art Fag City, March 24, 2014.
Finkel, Jori, “Artists Named for Hammer Museum’s Los Angeles Biennial,” The New York Times, February 18, 2014.
Howe, David Everitt, “Queering Time, queering space, Mousse Magazine, No. 42 (February-March 2015): pp. 158-161.

Hana Cohn, Interview, Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts no. 4 (2013).
Litia Perta, “Critic’s Picks: Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly,” February 9, 2013.
Peter Plagens, “Imagism and Alienation,” The Wall Street Journal January 19-20, 2013: A20.

Ken Johnson, “Art Begetting Art (and Social Commentary, Too),” The New York Times July 5, 2012: C23.
Jess Wilcox, “Touching on Reusable Parts/Endless Love,” Interventions Jounral January 26, 2012.

Marissa Perel, “Set Me Free! Performa 2011: Part II, Beyond the Beyond” Art 21 November 29, 2011.
Christine Hou, “Queering Performance,” Hypothetical Arrangements November 14, 2011.
Claudia La Rocco, “Returning One Kind of Kiss with a Kiss-Off,” The New York Times November 13, 2011: C5.
Roslyn Sulcas, “Dance Listings for Nov. 4-10,” The New York Times November 2, 2011.
Stacy Davies, “Past Tense, Present Purpose,” OC Weekly January 20, 2011.

Patricia Milder, “Beautiful Young Men Dancing to Music: Brennan Gerard, Ryan Kelly” artcritical September 11, 2010.
David Everitt Howe, “Progress Performed,” Art in America August 11, 2010.
Gia Kourlas, “A Grand Showplace Seen From All Angles,” The New York Times February 22: C7, 2010.
Claudia La Rocco, “A Kiss is Just a Kiss?” WNYC Performance Club April 16, 2010.
Jack Anderson, “Armory Show,” New York Theatre Wire February 24, 2010.
Susan Yung, “Armed with Dance Moves,” Thirteen February 25, 2010.
Claudia La Rocco, “What We Saw at the Armory,” WNYC Performance Club February 22, 2010.
Reiter, “Arm Yourself: The Park Avenue Armory Opens Itself to Dance,” New York Press February 16, 2010.

2007 & earlier
Gia Kourlas, “Making Art Onstage Near Art on the Walls,” The New York Times December 11, 2007.
Roslyn Sulcas, “Impermanent Collection,” The New York Times December 7, 2007.
Deborah Jowitt, “Anything Can Go,” The Village Voice October 30, 2006.
Ryan Tracy, “The Verge of Disorganization,” culturebot August 17, 2005.
Trescha Weinstein, “Many Hands: Performance Work is the Result of an Unusual Artistic Collaboration,” Times Union July 10, 2003.


“Against Identity,” The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2016.
“We are Orlando,” BOMB Magazine, June 16, 2016.
“Collaborative Duo Gerard & Kelly on Adapting Timelining for the Guggenheim,” Guggenheim blog, August 25, 2015.
“Six Months Later: Reflecting on Ferguson,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 5, 2015.
“Good Feet,” Platform 2015: Dancers, Building and People in the Streets catalogue (New York: Danspace Project, 2015).
“Join the Movement: Simone Forti,” Frieze 168 (January-February 2015).
Anti-Establishment exhibition catalogue, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2012.
“Being Contemporary,” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 34, no. 1 (2012): 93-110.
“Untitled (Human Microphone),” Box of Books Vol. IV (Los Angeles: Darin Klein & Friends, 2011).
“LALALALANDIA,” The Brooklyn Rail (September 2011).
Context Notes for Dance Theater Workshop programs, 2010-2011 season


2015 The Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico Center, Tarrytown, NY
2014-2015 New Museum, New York, NY
2014 Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation, Brooklyn, NY
2008-2010 Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
2007 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space, New York, NY
2006-2007 Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Watermill Center Residency Program, Southampton, NY
2004 Morris Center Dance Institute, Bridgehampton, NY


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA