BROOKLYN, N.Y. January 2021 -- Pratt Institute's Department of Digital Arts and Animation will present lectures by five guests as part of its Spring 2021 Lecture Series.

Guests will give lectures to the Pratt community about their involvement and careers in animation and the digital arts. This lecture series will be hosted virtually via Zoom and is open to everyone. A link and password for the lectures will be provided the day prior. Please RSVP to

The Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. 

Please see below for this semester's full line-up, followed by more information on each of these acclaimed guests ( we might add one additional guest to the line-up. Stay tuned for more details in the very near future ).

February 17th, 2021
12.45 pm EST

conversation with the team of KAPAEMAHU

February 24th, 2021
12.45 pm EST

Tomm Moore 


March 3rd, 2021
12.45 pm EST

Rachel Rossin

March 10th, 2021
12.45 pm EST

Maryam Mohajer

March 17th, 2021
12.45 pm EST

Jacolby Satterwhite

March 31th, 2021
12.45 pm EST

Emma Enderby


Professor Mattia Casalegno
Digital Art Lecture Series Coordinator, Pratt Institute


conversation with the team of KAPAEMAHU on Wednesday, February 17th 2021,  12:45 pm EST

Kapaemahu is a collaboration between Native Hawaiian educator and cultural leader Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Emmy and GLAAD award-winning filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, and Oscar-nominated animator Daniel Sousa. 

Their works have screened at Sundance, Berlin, Annecy, Toronto and Tribeca, broadcast on PBS and ARTE, and touched hearts across the Pacific and around the world.

Kapaemahu tells the long forgotten story of four mahu, extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. Although the stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, the true story behind them has been hidden from history - until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, and seen through the eyes of a curious child, the story of Kapaemahu brings to life this powerful legend in richly hand-drawn and 2-D animation.

Tomm Moore ( WOLFWALKERS, SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA ) on Wednesday, February 24th 2021, 12:45 pm EST

Thomas "Tomm" Moore is an Irish filmmaker, animator, illustrator and comics artist. His first two feature films, The Secret of Kells (2009), co-directed with Nora Twomey, and Song of the Sea (2014), have received critical acclaim and were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

In 2014 Moore co-directed a segment of the Salma Hayek produced film The Prophet with Ross Stewart, adapted from Kahlil Gibran's book of prose poetry essays, The Prophet. The production consisted of different directors for each of the film's collective essays, with animation director, Roger Allers supervising and credited as screenwriter. Both of Moore's 2014 films received their world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Moore's third directorial feature film (co-directed with Ross Stewart), Wolfwalkers, was released in 2020 on Apple TV+.

Rachel Rossin on Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, 12:45 pm EST

Rachel Rossin is a multidisciplinary artist who has gained recognition for her exhibitions that blend oil painting, sculpture, 3D animation and virtual reality. Rossin’s practice acts on the metabolism between physical and digital exchange investigating the ways information and sensory experience are transfigured by each. 

Rossin’s work has exhibited with K11 Art Museum (Shanghai), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Art in General, The Frist Art Museum, The Akron Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Signal Gallery, The New Museum and the Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK). 

Her research and work has received recognition at Prix Ars Electronica (2020), The Sundance Film Festival (2017), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Art21 (forthcoming), ArtForum, The NYTimes and National Geographic. Her next solo exhibition will be in spring of 2021 at Magenta Plains, New York, NY.

Maryam Mohajer  On Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 12:45 pm EST

Maryam Mohajer is a British-Iranian, BAFTA Winning animator-director who was born in Tehran, Iran just before living through revolution, war and immigration. With a background in painting, she discovered animation after moving to the UK in 2000. Shegot her MA degree in animation from Royal college of art. Her short films have been screened at many International festivals. She lives and works as an animator, writer, director in London.


Jacolby Satterwhite on Wednesday, March 17th 2021, 12:45 pm EST

Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. 

Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references, guided by queer theory, modernism and video game language to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens.

Satterwhite’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions both in the United States and in Europe, including most recently at Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia (2019); Pioneer Works, New York (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019); the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2018); New Museum, New York (2017); Public Art Fund, New York (2017); San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (2017); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017).

Emma Enderby on Wednesday, March 31th 2021, 12:45 pm EST

Emma Enderby is a curator, writer and lecturer of modern and contemporary art. She is currently the Chief Curator at The Shed, New York, where she curated the retrospective exhibition Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates, and shows with Trisha Donnelly, Tony Cokes, Oscar Murillo and the institution's emerging art program, Open Call. 

As a curator at Public Art Fund, Enderby curated Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation, Katja Novitskova: EARTH POTENTIAL, Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek, and David Shrigley: MEMORIAL, along with group exhibitions Commercial Break and The Language of Things. Previously, as exhibitions curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London, she organised exhibitions including Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen, Rachel Rose: Palisades, Trisha Donnelly, Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue, Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat and assisted on Adrián Villa Rojas: Today We Reboot the Planet.