Tanya Toft is a curator based in New York City. She curates digital exhibitions and develops exhibition schemes for public and semi-public environments beyond the white cube, independently and as associate curator for Streaming Museum. Streaming Museum is an international arts organization that presents multimedia work and programming worldwide on Web-based and onsite installations. Toft is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University. In 2012/2013 she is a curatorial participant at CuratorLab at Konstfack Universitet, Stockholm. In 2013/2014 she is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, GSAPP, New York.
In 2013 she is curating and producing Nordic Outbreak with Nina Colosi, a touring exhibition project presenting new dynamics in Nordic moving image on urban screens and projected facades in NYC and across the Nordic region, presented by Streaming Museum. ´ She was a guest curator of the Play! exhibition 2013 for The Galeria de Arte Digital do SESI, Sao Paulo, which she co-curated with Marilia Pasculli. Selected previous exhibitions include Cyborg Alarm: When Technology, Imagination and Body Collide for Streaming Museum, presented in New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Berlin in 2012; co-curating a solo exhibition with French new media artist Maurice Benayoun with Nina Colosi in New York, and Letters From The Field, as a resident at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin 2012.
In 2011 she developed and produced the online architecture research project URLAB for Fridbjorg Architects, Copenhagen, which investigates architecture’s sustainable value creation for people’s lives in urban spaces. In 2011 she received The New School’s Mixed Messages Award and the Omnicom Media Group’s Alumni Award. Her articles on digital media and new media art in urban public spaces have been published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Interdisciplinary Themes Journal and MediaCity: Interaction of Architecture, Media and Social Phenomena among other journals.