Welcome Aily Nash
The Images Festival Board of Directors is pleased to announce our new Head of Programming, Aily Nash! Aily has distinguished herself as a strong voice in moving image culture as the co-curator of Projections, the New York Film Festival’s artists' film and video section, as well as co-curator of the film program for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Aily has curated programs and exhibitions for MoMA PS1, Anthology Film Archives, Kiasma (Helsinki), Tabakalera (San Sebastian), FACT (Liverpool), Image Forum (Tokyo) and others. She curated five seasons of the Basilica Screenings series at Basilica Hudson (2012-2016). 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. You may not have seen Aily around the office, as she is working remotely from New York - but Aily is working with Programmer Faraz Anoushahpour to bring together an exciting program for Images 2018. Welcome Aily!
Welcome Back Heather
Another huge welcome back to the festival this month is Executive Director Heather Keung. Heather is returning to the festival after a maternity leave - just in time for the lead-up to Images 2018. The Board and staff are excited to have Heather bring her remarkable talents and enthusiastic passion back to the organization. And Heather is delighted to rejoin the moving image community. Glad to have you back, Heather!
Thank You Keli!
Another big transition for the festival is saying goodbye to our Development Director Keli Maksud. Keli has been an important part of the Images Festival family for 4 years, starting as our Operations Manager from 2013 to 2016, and then rejoining us as our Development Director from 2017 until 2018. Keli leaves the Images Festival to focus on her brilliant artistic practice at residencies in Korea, London and New York. The Images Festival would like to send out a sincere thank you for Keli's hard work, steady hand, and wonderful presence at the festival. You will be missed!