Kimiyo Bremer

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Kimiyo Bremer is an artist and scholar from Los Angeles California. Her work typically explores North American visual culture, with a particular emphasis on the intersections between race, gender, art history and popular culture. Bremer received her M.A. in Arts Politics from New York University’s Art and Public Policy Program and her B.A. in Theater and Performance from Bard College.

Bremer has experience in areas including public programming, curation, and visual research. She co-developed Invocations: Retracing Seneca Village with Karen Finley, a public program and performative walking tour supplementing the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery's exhibition The Right to Silence?. She has also developed public programs for Poster House. Bremer was the poetry, reading, and viewing list curator for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s (CCCADI) digital exhibition On Protest and Mourning and served as the Curatorial Fellowship Assistant for CCCADI’s inaugural Curatorial Fellowship in Afro-Caribbean Art. She also curated the digital research project Gazing Onward: Contemporary Exhibitions Disrupting the White Gaze. Bremer has presented her research on the North American visual history of the watermelon, entitled Mapping the Mobilization of the Watermelon, at the University of California Los Angeles. Her writings on space, race, identity, and the image have been published by Women’s Voices for Change.