I am a film and media researcher, curator and teacher based in New York. I received my PhD degree from New York University's Department of Cinema Studies in June 2022, and I have been working as an adjunct professor at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College since 2017.
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.
In my academic work I combine backgrounds coming from my studies of film and media, art history, and philosophy. My scholarly interests include eco-media and eco-film (with a focus on the potentials and limitations of mediation of the ecological crisis), world cinema within and beyond the modernist canon, histories of experimental film, aesthetics and infrastructures of the artists' moving-image and its position between cinema and contemporary art worlds.
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.