Kristin Trethewey is an artist, curator and media arts instructor. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College in Performance and Interactive Media. She is originally from Toronto, Canada where she worked at the Ontario College of Art and Design and in music video production at Soft Citizen and Radke Films. She has been curating and collaborating with artists and musicians since the early 2000s. These projects are multidisciplinary, interactive, performance and video related pieces within the media, arts and music scene.

After a year working with the BNMI at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada she relocated to New York where she presented various artworks as well as a two-week international festival of video called Play With Fire Festival in 2009 and the month-long, INDEX Festival in 2011. She teaches progressive video courses in video sculpture and live video as well as courses for youth in media literacy within the non-profit and media art centre settings.

She currently lives in Berlin working as an arts manager, independent curator and as an editor and writer for arts and technology publications.