Aily Nash x Mobius
FCINY is pleased to announce New York-based curator Aily Nash as the newest fellow of the Mobius Fellowship Program.
MOBIUS, a transatlantic Fellowship Program launched in 2014 by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Institute in London, enables customized working periods for Visual Arts and Museum Professionals in New York City, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Finland. Significantly, its network of partner organizations features over 40 organizations and institutions in the four aforementioned countries.
As a part of her fellowship Aily Nash will realize a curatorial project along with two public programs organized in collaboration with the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland. Nash's first research trip to Helsinki took place in June, and she will be heading back for a second working period in August.
I'm very grateful to have the FCINY's support to undertake a project that is outside of the primary formats and contexts in which I work, Nash states. I look forward to returning to Helsinki in August to do research for my upcoming project which will be a site-specific moving image installation. In addition, through my host institution Kiasma, I have had the opportunity to present two public programs: a curatorial talk, which I gave in June, and a screening and conversation with Finnish artist Jaakko Pallasvuo, which is forthcoming in late August.
Focusing on moving image, Aily Nash’s recent curatorial work includes co-curating of the film program for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. This year the Biennial's film program featured some of the most vital and groundbreaking voices working in moving image, reflecting on the urgent political climate today.
Another prominent work of Nash is co-curating ‘Projections’, the New York Film Festival’s artists' film and video section. The New York Film Festival is one of the longest-running and most prestigious film festival in the United States. ‘Projections’ presents an international selection of film and video work featuring a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, contemporary art practices and expanded documentaries.
Additionally Nash is program advisor to the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Short Film section. She curated five seasons of the Basilica Screenings series at Basilica Hudson (2012–2016), and has curated programs and exhibitions for MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Anthology Film Archives, Tabakalera (San Sebastian), FACT (Liverpool), Image Forum (Tokyo) and others. Her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Artforum.com, Film Comment, and elsewhere. In 2015, she was awarded a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Mobius Fellowship Program is generously supported by Kone foundation, Ministry of Education of Finland and Svenska Kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland). Aily Nash's MOBIUS research period in Helsinki in August 2017 is supported by the Consulate General of Finland in New York.
To learn more about the Mobius Fellowship Program, please visit the program’s online platform: http://m0bius.net/