Paulina V. Ahlstrom is currently the Video Curator at Kunsthalle Detroit, Museum of Film, Light, and Multimedia, in Detroit, Michigan. She has curated multiple exhibitions and written catalogue essays for the shows Time and Place, Light Fiction, Sunlight on Cold Water, Stainless Steal, and I See You. The artists that have been included in Kunsthalle Detroit’s repertoire span decades of celebrated names in video art such as Bill Viola, Joan Jonas, Bettina Pousttchi, Oskar Fischinger, Hans Richter, Fernand Leger, László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Op De Beeck, Jesper Just, Marco Brambilla, Mark Handforth, Mischa Kuball, Regina Silveira, and Katharina Sieverding, among many others.
She has previously worked for artists Lawrence Weiner, and at PBS series Art21: Art In The 21st Century in pre-production and as an editor on the debut series New York Close Up, which documents the lives of young artists in the first decade of their careers.
She holds a BFA in Film Studies from the School of Visual Arts, a degree in Latin American Art from the University of La Serena, Chile; a continuing education degree in Film History from New York University; she has additionally studied Art History at Columbia University, and Film Editing at Yale University.