Iggy Cortez is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania where he specializes in Cinema Studies and Contemporary Art. Previously, he earned an MA with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and a BA with Honors in the History of Art from Columbia University. Earlier this year, he curated Itinerant Belongings with Charlotte Ickes, a multisite exhibition and series of events featuring the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yael Bartana, William Pope.L and Krzysztof Wodiczko among others. His dissertation project focuses on the aesthetic, political and ethical implications of nighttime filmmaking across a range of cinematic media.