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Tanya Ag

Dr. Tanya Toft Ag is a curator, researcher, writer and lecturer examining urban media art as a domain of criticality in contemporary digital culture and urban, media aesthetic contexts. She explores curatorial practices with urban media art and media architectures and new exhibition schemes for urban environments. She gained her degrees from Copenhagen University and The New School, vising Columbia University, Konstfack (CuratorLab) and Auckland University. Having presented her research at international conferences worldwide, she was the keynote speaker at Live the City 2016 in Bangkok and City Link Conference 2015 in Copenhagen. She is Associate Curator at the Streaming Museum (NYC) and Verve Cultural (São Paulo) and a member of various conference and gallery boards, including the jury of the Open Sky Gallery (Hong Kong) in 2016. In 2017 she initiated the Urban Media Art Academy with Susa Pop. Her curatorial work includes the Screen City Biennial 2017 in Stavanger, Norway, curated with Daniela Arriado; Nordic Outbreak 2013-2014 curated with Nina Colosi, presented in New York City and across the Nordic region; SP Urban Digital Festival 2013 and 2014 curated with Marília Pasculli, presented on and surrounding the SESI Digital Art Gallery in São Paulo; Voyage to the Virtual 2015 at Scandinavia House in New York City, and the independent curatorial project Here All Alone 2015 in Copenhagen. Her perspectives on urban media art have been featured in Huffington Post, Arterritory, Anti-Utopias, Unplace Project, Magasinet Kunst and Interview Magazine among other places. She is editor of Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (Intellect, 2018) and co-editor of What Urban Media Art Can Do - Why, When, Where, and How? (av edition, 2016).

Founding Co-Director
Urban Media Art Academy