Julia Kaganskiy is an independent curator and cultural strategist working across art, design, and technology. With a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, she has a special interest in developing strategic partnerships and new commissions between artists, cultural institutions, and research organizations in science and technology.
Kaganskiy started her career in 2008 and has been recognized as a leading voice in art and technology and helped launch several groundbreaking programs in the field, including The Creators Project (VICE/Intel) and NEW INC (New Museum).
Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of artists, cultural institutions, research labs, and brands to realize exhibitions, artist residency programs, commissions, and events, as well as launch new strategic initiatives. Kaganskiy specializes in working with artists exploring new forms of creative practice informed by emerging science and technology and loves bringing unlikely partners together for collaboration.
She is currently researching and thinking about the ethics of AI in healthcare, simulated ecologies and computational planetary design, and radical organizational models.
As an independent curator, she has worked with Matadero Madrid, ArkDes, Borusan Contemporary, Eyebeam, Nokia Bell Labs, and Transfer Gallery. As a consultant, she has also collaborated with Serpentine Galleries, Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, Cartier Innovation Lab, Compound LA, Barbican Centre, and many others.
New Cinema. The Future of Digital Storytelling (January 29th – February 3rd, 2013)
Participating artists: Julia Kaganskiy, Marko Tandefelt, Pat Jones
Eyebeam held a large-scale, team-based digital storytelling event at its Chelsea, NY exhibition space from December 13th-Dec 16th. The project was organized in collaboration with The Creators Project, a global arts and technology from Intel and Vice, and award-winning visual effects company Framestore. The event, dubbed “New Cinema”, was the first event concentrating on team-based brainstorming, design, and systematic development of new hybrid digital storytelling methods which can shape the ways in which we think about possible futures of cinema. All projects were realized by unorthodox methods and takes on fresh creative coding approaches, commercial and open source software and hardware hacks, and “creative misuse” of the latest camera, sensor and computer technologies. Eyebeam and The Creators Project curated five cross-disciplinary teams consisting of creative coders, conceptual artists, 3D/CGI/Special FX and cinema technology professionals as well as directors, cinematographers, editors, scriptwriters, and musicians/sound designers. The teams spent three days in Eyebeam’s Chelsea exhibition and fabrication space developing their initial prototypes, working with cutting edge tools, and exchanging ideas with other teams. A public exhibition of the completed projects was exhibited at Eyebeam from January 29th-February 3rd, 2013.
NEW CINEMA PROJECTS: Project “In Opsis” combined concepts which influenced the development of Director’s Mike Cahill’s (“Another Earth”) new feature length movie “iOrigins”. Team: Mike Cahill, Rylan Scherer, Anton Vade Marini, Brian Chasalow and Golan Levin. Both of his films received the Alfred P. Sloan Feature film prize in Sundance film festival, awarded for movies focusing on science or technology. http://www.foxsearchlight.com/iorigins/