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.
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 and exhibitions for various institutions, including e-flux (New York), MoMa (New York), Anthology Film Archives (New York), National Gallery of Art (Vilnius), Alternative Film/Video Festival (Belgrade), Spectacle Theater (New York), NYU (New York), NYU Shanghai (Shanghai), West Bund Museum/Pompidou (Shanghai), Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius), among others.
My scholarly interests include eco-media and eco-film (with focus on potentials and limits of mediation of the ecological crisis), world cinema within and beyond the modernist canon, history of experimental film, aesthetics and infrastructures of artists' moving-image, specifically its institutional situatedness between the worlds of cinema and contemporary art.
My texts have been published in both academic and non-academic media. Currently, I am co-editing two volumes: Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe for Berghahn Books and Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running for Yale University Press. Both to be published in 2022.
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.