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PhD Dissertation

Images of Urgency: A Curatorial Inquiry With Contemporary Urban Media Art. Copenhagen: Copenhagen University, 2017.

Edited books

(ed.) Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art. Bristol: Intellect, 2019.

(Co-edited with Susa Pop, Nerea Calvillo, Mark Wright) What Urban Media Art Can Do, What Why When Where & How.  Stuttgart: Avedition, 2016.

Editorial Journal

Managing Editor, SCB Journal, Screen City Biennial, 2017

Journal Articles

“Screen Practice in Curating: The Medium Paradox,” Screen City Journal 4 (2014).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

“After the Tunnel: on shifting ontology and ethology of the emerging art-subject,” ISEA2020 Conference Proceedings, Montreal, 2020.

“Art and the Broken Mirror: A technogenetic perspective on digitally expanded realities,” ISEA2020 Conference Proceedings, Montreal, 2020.

“Art of Our Times: A Temporal Position to Art and Change,” Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 2019.

“Media-Aesthetic Expressions of Sympathy: The Projections of Le Tricolore.” ISEA2016 Proceedings, Hong Kong, 2016.

“Shadow Affect in Urban Digital Post Screen Art.” POST-SCREEN: Device, Medium and Concept, Lisbon: Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, 2014.

“Humanizing Architecture: The Urban Digital Gallery.” In Proceedings of the 2nd Media Architecture Biennale Conference: World Cities, eds. Martin Brynskov, Peter Dalsgaard, Ava Fatah, S. B. Pold, Marcus Foth. ACM New York (2014): 79-84.

“Towards geospatial cultural planning: Strategies for local cultural innovation with locative new media art.” ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference Proceedings 18.4. Eds. Lanfranco Aceti and Ozden Sahin. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (2011).

“Ephemeral City: The cultural logics of temporary urban environments.” Cities Without Limits proceedings: EURA Conference 2011 (2011).

“Revitalization from the bottom-up: Cultural Micro Planning With New Media.” Interdisciplinary Themes Journal 3.1 (2011).

“Social Media as Strategic Media Tools for Local Community Development.” MediaCity: Interaction of Architecture, Media and Social Phenomena. Eds Jens Geelhaar, Frank Eckardt, Bernd Rudulf, Sabine Zierold, Michael Markert. Bauhaus University Weimar, 2010. 431-446.

Book Chapters

“Introduction,” in Tanya Toft Ag, ed., Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art. Bristol: Intellect, 2019.

“Computational Diffusion and Art’s Radical Rematerialization,” in Tanya Toft Ag, ed., Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art. (Bristol: Intellect, 2019).

“Conclusion: Horizons for Nordic Contemporary (Digital) Art,” in Tanya Toft Ag, ed., Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art. Bristol: Intellect, 2019.

“On Radical Temporality in (Urban) Media Art,” in Lucas Bambozzi and Demetrio Portugal, eds. Other Possible Cinemas. São Paulo: AVXLab, 2018.

“Disobedience – What Urban Media Art Brings to Digital Placemaking,” in Luke Hespanhol, Hank M. Häusler, Martin Tomitsch, Gernot Tscherteu, eds., Media Architecture Compendium: Digital Placemaking (Stuttgart: av edition, 2017).

“What Urban Media Art Can Do,” in Susa Pop, Tanya Toft, Nerea Calvillo and Mark Wright, eds., What Urban Media Art Can Do: Why When Where & How? (Stuttgart: av edition, 2016).

Art Biennial Catalog

(ed. and introduction), Migrating Stories. Catalog of the Screen City Biennial 2017, Stavanger, Norway, October 2017.


“Art Time (Of the Audience),” in Geska Brečević and Annika Wik (eds.), Levande Bilder – Levande Stad, 1st ed. Stockholm: Film Capital Stockholm (2020).

“Digital Dynamics: Art’s New Making,” SCB Journal (October 2019).

“Art in the Intelligent City,” SCB Journal (October 2017).

“Expanded Art in Public Space,” SCB Journal (October 2017).

“The Dogma of New Media Art in Stockholm,” CoCAin 04 – Review of Contemporary Art Centers & Museum (2013): 50-55.

Curatorial Texts

“Ecologies: Lost, Found, and Continued,” curatorial text for Screen City Biennial, 2019.

“Migrating Stories,” curatorial text for the Screen City Biennial, 2017.

“Digital DiverCitizen,” “Digital DiverSociety,” “Digital DiverSystems,” Digital DiverCities,” in Laëtitia Manach and Susa Pop, eds., curatorial texts introducing four book chapters in Creativity in Urban Context: An Action Research Project by Future Divercities, self-published, printed by Printera, Croatia, 2017.

Voyage to the Virtual,” curatorial essay for exhibition Voyage to the Virtual, Scandinavia House, New York City, January 23-April 4, 2015.

“Digital Afterimage,” curatorial essay for SP Urban Digital Festival, November 7-December 7, 2014.

“Digital Citizen,” curatorial essay for SP Urban Digital Festival, November, 2013.

“Renewing Destruction as Critical Engagement,” in Letters from the Field, exhibition catalog, Node Center for Curatorial Studies (2012), Berlin, August 22-26.

with Johanne Hesseldahl Larsen, “Gated Communities – Stranger Danger,” in Jessica Blaustein, ed., Urban Media Lab: Strangers (self-published, The New School, New York, 2010).

Interviews with me

Five Questions with Tanya Toft Ag: The Danish Curator On Nordic Art in the Digital Age,” Medium, by the Danish Consulate in New York (February 2019)

“In a Conversation with Tanya Toft Ag,” PNEK Catalog 2019, Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway (January 2019)

“On Curating Urban Media Art,” video interview by Dave Colangelo, Media Art Summit, Toronto (September 2016)

”Alene?,” Magasinet Kunst, Denmark (June 2015)

Interview for UNPLACE PROJECT, Helena Barranha, Susana S. Martins and António Pinto Ribeiro, eds., Museums Without a Place: Essays, Manifestos and Online Dialogues (June 2015)

Voyage to the Virtual at Scandinavia House,” Anti-Utopias (January 23, 2015)

10 Nordic Artists Journey into New Dimensions in Group Show ‘Voyage to the Virtual’,” Vice Magazine (January 23, 2015)

The Beautiful Melancholi of Nordic Digital Art,GOOD MAGAZINE, USA (January 5, 2013)

Interviewed by GALILEU Magazine, Brazil (October 2013)

Interviewed by O Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (October 2013)

Nordic Outbreak: Curator Tanya Toft on How Nordic Art Extends Far Beyond Björk,” Huffington Post, USA (March, 2013)

Nordic Outbreak in New York City,” Arterritory, Latvia (March 2013)

Nordic Invasion,” Interview Magazine, USA (April 2013)

Published Interviews with others

Artist testimonials with 78 artists published in Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art, ed. Tanya Toft Ag (Bristol: Intellect, 2019).

Video interview with media artist Michael Najjar for Streaming Museum, May 15 2012.

Video interview with media artist Maurice Benayoun for Streaming Museum, “Forecasting Through the Open Window”, January 30 2012. In the collection of the National Heritage through the National Audiovisual Institute Institut national de l’audiovisuel and can be viewed at the Bibliothèque de France.