Welcoming summer term visiting faculty Aily Nash

We would like to welcome curator and educator Aily Nash to the Film and Media Studies Department at Dartmouth this summer! 

Aily Nash is a curator and educator based in New York. She is a programmer at the New York Film Festival, where she co-curated the Projections section from 2014–2019, and is currently head of short films and programmer for the Currents section. She is a program advisor to the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Short Film section. She served as a Biennial advisor and co-curator of the film program for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and was Head of Programming for the 2018 Images Festival in Toronto. She curated the Basilica Screenings series at Basilica Hudson from 2012-2016. She has curated programs and exhibitions for MoMA PS1 (New York), Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Anthology Film Archives (New York), SAIC's Sullivan Galleries (Chicago), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture (San Sebastian), Doc's Kingdom (Portugal), FACT (Liverpool), Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo), Ghost:2561 (Bangkok) and others. In 2015, she was awarded a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2018, she had a MOBIUS Curatorial Fellowship with the Finnish Cultural Institute New York, and commissioned new works by artists James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Lucy Raven in partnership with PUBLICS and Heureka, Finnish Science Center. She currently teaches at Bard Microcollege and CalArts.

Aily will be teaching FILM 47.20 CURATING AND MICROCINEMA 

This course provides an introduction to the practice of curating film and video work in various exhibition contexts including film festivals, moving-image installations, independent microcinemas, and as a form of public pedagogy. It will also examine the practice of curating as a formal framework for researching a concept, topic, or question of the students' choosing. Readings and materials covered in the course will focus on how curators and thinkers have worked to decolonize institutional spaces, deconstruct and rethink the cinematic canon, create platforms for marginalized voices, and explore expansive modes of relation through their work with the moving image. These methods will inform the various exercises, presentations, screenings, and discussions that the class will engage in throughout the semester to prepare students for final curatorial projects of their own design. These final projects will be presented virtually to members of the community.

K Class Schedule - Dist. ART. Remote w/ Synchronous Components.