Visiting Instructor in Film and Electronic Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Film and Electronic Arts
Biography:Aily Nash is a New York–based curator and educator. As a programmer for the New York Film Festival, she serves on the selection committee for the Currents section of the festival. Her research takes her to international festivals, biennials, and conferences, and involves soliciting and selecting films and videos, liaising with artists, collaborating with marketing and technical teams, and coordinating public screenings and discussions. From 2014 to 2020, she was the curator of the Projections section of the festival, which presents artists’ film and video work exploring new territories of the moving image. She also serves as program advisor, short film section, for the International Film Festival Rotterdam; and has worked as head of programming for the 2018 Images Festival in Toronto; cocurator for the 2017 Whitney Biennial; curator at Basilica Hudson; program manager and editor for Berlinale Talent Press, a film criticism workshop; curator for Kinema Nippon; and film program assistant at the Japan Society in New York. Her independent curatorial work includes projects at international venues and festivals including Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Ghost:2561, Bangkok; and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; among others. Nash previously taught at CalArts and at the Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library. Her work has been published in Film Comment, World Records, vdrome, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, and artforum.com, and she has contributed to exhibition catalogues for the Dallas Museum of Art and Whitney Biennial.
BA, Bard College; MA, City University of New York Graduate Center. At Bard since 2022.