I am a film and media researcher, curator and teacher based in New York. In my academic work I combine backgrounds coming from my studies of film and media, art history, and philosophy. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University and an adjunct professor at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College.
My scholarly and curatorial interests include eco-media and eco-film (with an emphasis on limits and potentialities of mediation of the ecological crisis), politics and aesthetics of the world cinema, history of experimental cinema, and intersections between moving-image cultures and contemporary art world.
I currently hold a position of Associate Curator of Video & Film for e-flux and I have programmed and curated a number of screening programs for different institutions, including e-flux (New York), MoMa (New York), Alternative Film/Video Festival (Belgrade), (Spectacle Theater, New York), NYU (New York), NYU Shanghai (Shanghai), (CAC, Vilnius).
My texts have been published in both academic and non-academic media. Currently, I am co-editing a volume Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe for Berghahn Books and Jonas Mekas: The Moving Image for Yale University Press.
I have taught courses at NYU, CUNY/Brooklyn College and elsewhere as well as presented papers, gave talks and moderated discussions in various film, media, and art history-related events. In addition to, but not separate from, my academic and curatorial activities, I have shot and edited creative documentaries and visual essays.