Visiting Assistant Professor
Iggy Cortez received his PhD in the History of Art with a graduate certificate in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and his MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is currently at work on a book project on nighttime in world cinema and an edited volume of essays (with Ian Fleishman) on negative affect in the films of Isabelle Huppert.
He was the co-curator with Charlotte Ickes of Itinerant Belongings featuring the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yael Bartana, William Pope.L and Krzysztof Wodiczko among other artists at the Slought Foundation and Addams Gallery, as well as Reenactor, a 72-hour continuous screening and installation by William Pope.L at The Slought Foundation. He has also curated film series on representations of murder and nocturnal travels at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the histories and afterlives of “race films” for the Penn Humanities Forum.