Julia Kaganskiy

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Julia Kaganskiy (born May 22, 1986) is a New York-based cultural producer.[clarification needed] She is the director of NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for art, technology, and design,[1] and is known for starting the art, culture, and technology meetup group ArtsTech in 2008.[2]

Early life[edit]

Kaganskiy was born in Kiev, Ukraine,[3] where her father was an engineer and her mother worked as a music teacher.[4] She spent her childhood visiting her great-grandmother's family house in a small village outside of Kiev. At the age of six, her family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, where her parents encountered initial difficulty due to language barriers.[4] After Kaganskiy's parents learned computer programming in the early 1990s, her family established a middle-class household.[4]

Kaganskiy graduated from Emerson College in 2007.[5]


In 2008, Kaganskiy started the New York-based arts, culture, and technology meetup group ArtsTech shortly after graduating.[2] She subsequently interned at the Museum of Modern Art's digital learning department in 2009,[6] and started to curate pop-up shows for new media art.[4]

In 2010, VICE Media invited Kaganskiy to join the Creators Project, an arts/technology publication founded in partnership with Intel,[7] where she served as editor until 2014.[8]

In 2014, the New Museum appointed Kaganskiy director of NEW INC,[8] a cultural incubator launched to support artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs working in art, design, and technology.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Our Mission". www.newinc.org. NEW INC. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Preston, Jennifer (October 21, 2011). "Social Networking Among Young Arts Professionals". New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Julia Kaganskiy". MAKERS. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ a b c d "Visiting Kiev". MAKERS. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  5. ^ AnaSantopinto (2014-09-15). "New Museum's Julia Kaganskiy On Why A New Art-Design-Tech Incubator". PAPERMAG. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  6. ^ "MoMA | Tag: Digital Learning". www.moma.org. Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  7. ^ "Perfectionist". MAKERS. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  8. ^ a b Thayer, Katheryn. "Art/Tech Incubator Gives The New Museum Entrepreneurial Edge". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-03-12.