Nolan Kelly is a critic, filmmaker, and fiction writer based in New York. An alumnus of The New School’s Eugene Lang College, his critical and creative work investigates in the effects of technology and media on mass consciousness, the role of consumerism in identity and taste, and the speculative impacts of artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared in Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Film QuarterlyHyperallergic, LARB, and Spike Art Magazine. A portion of his undergraduate thesis, “On Selection and Synthesis in New Media” was published in Columbia’s Journal of Art Criticism in 2019.

Nolan has worked as a researcher at Artforum and at Hong Kong’s M+ Museum, as well as research coordinator and publicist for numerous galleries and arts institutions in New York and Los Angeles.

Working with Rosso Films International and 5th Floor Productions, Nolan has produced two feature-length films and several shorts, overseeing the projects from development through distribution. Rosso films have gone on to won accolades at the Cannes Court Metrage, Chelsea Film Festival, St. Louis International, Long Island International Film Expo, and NBC/AFI’s Meet the Press Fest. His feature-length script Asleep Between the Boroughs finalized for the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in 2019.

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