Yoni Golijov (he/him) is a producer at Praxis Films, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras’s production company.
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Most recently, Golijov was a producer on Terror Contagion (2021), a collaboration between Forensic Architecture and Laura Poitras. The film documents Forensic Architecture's investigation into the use of NSO's Pegasus spyware to hack journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders around the world. Terror Contagion was a part of NEON's anthology The Year of the Everlasting Storm, Executive Produced by Jafar Panahi.
Last year, Golijov also produced two exhibitions: Circles and Parallel Construction.
Circles is Poitras's first European solo gallery show, and opened at n.b.k. Gallery in Berlin. The show peremiered Edgelands, three-channel video installation by Poitras and artist Sean Vegezzi. Edgelands documents nodes of police, prison and surveillance infrastructure around the waterways of New York City.
Parallel Construction was a 2-day exhibition and public event organized by Poitras and Vegezzi to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the start of the United States’ “war on terror.” The exhibition featured work by a dozen artists, talks, a walking tour and film screening.
In 2019 Golijov was a producer on Triple-Chaser, a collaboration between Forensic Architecture and Laura Poitras, about tear gas, art-washing, and AI. The film premiered at the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
In 2018 and 2019 Golijov was a consulting producer at Field of Vision. As part of his responsibilities at FOV, he coordinated the 2019 Fellowship Spring and Fall retreats, and he consulted on Cablestreet (dir. Meredith Lackey, prod. Maya Rudolph), Scenes from a Dry City (dir. & prod. Simon Wood and François Verster), In the Absence (dir. Yi Seung-Jun, prod. Gary Byung-Seok Kam), Crooked Lines (dir. & prod. Monica Berra, Jacqueline Olive and Yoruba Richen), and The Trial (dir. & prod. Johanna Hamilton).
In 2018, Golijov produced Poitras's art installation Signal Flow, composed of immersive video installations, graduate student film workshop, and investigative print journalism exploring the U.S. military’s presence in Sicily, Italy, which premiered at the 2018 Manifesta Biennial.
Risk premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and is distributed by Showtime and NEON.
Golijov produced the short film Project X (2016), co-directed by Poitras and award-winning journalist Henrik Moltke, narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams. Project X was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2017.
In his first collaboration with Poitras, he studio managed her solo exhibition Astro Noise (2016) at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the accompanying book Astro Noise: A Survival Guide for Living Under Total Surveillance.
Golijov is a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grantee, an IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee, and an NBC Original Voices Fellow.
He speaks Spanish and Mandarin.