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Kelsey Perreault

PhD Candidate, Visual Culture

Degrees:BA and MA in Art History, Western University

Kelsey Perreault is a queer artist, writer, and researcher. She is a PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (Carleton University, Ottawa). Her research interests span critical museology, difficult knowledge, memory studies, contemporary art, art activism, social movements, and feminist theory. Currently, her research focuses on feminist protest movements and public mourning practices during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Kelsey Perreault.
Kelsey Perreault a 2015 Highly Commended Entrant for her paper “Hidden Histories and Collections: Discovering the Underbelly Project” in the category of Music, Film, Theatre & Art History.


  • Kelsey Perreault. “Remembrance as Presence: Promoting Learning from Difficult Knowledge at  the Canadian Museum for Human Rights” (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation  Repository. 4798.
  • Kelsey Perreault (2017). “Cold Front: An Introduction” Exhibition catalogue, Cold Front
  • Kelsey Perreault (2016). “Captive Memory: A History of Animal Display in the Museum”. Exhibition catalogue, Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals
  • Kelsey Perreault. (2015). “Hidden Histories and Collections: Discovering the Underbelly Project”. Undergraduate Awards, Ireland.


  • Cold Front, McIntosh Gallery, (London), January 2017
  • Canadian Painters Abroad, Museum London, (London) December 2016
  • Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals, Artlab Gallery, Western University, (London) Feb 2016