Emily Segal (b. 1988, New York, NY) is an artist, writer, and strategist. Currently, she is the co-founder of Nemesis Global, a think tank for cultural research based in Berlin and Los Angeles, as well as the co-founder of Deluge Books.
Previous to Nemesis, she was a founder of the collective and trend forecasting group K- HOLE (2011 - 2016). K-HOLE's free PDF trend reports on the nature of millennial change were downloaded half a million times, and have sparked countless news stories worldwide. Their term "normcore" was shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year in 2014. K-HOLE's work has been presented at galleries and museums internationally, including the Serpentine Gallery and MoMA PS1.
As a strategist, Emily has worked on projects for Comme des Garcons, Prada, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine, Louis Vuitton, and many others. Emily’s essays and interviews have appeared in publications including Texte zur Kunst, Die Welt, e-flux journal, 032c, and Flash Art International, where she was the magazine’s Editor-at-Large from 2015 - 2017. She was a visiting critic a visiting critic at the Yale School of Art from 2012 - 2015, an assistant adjunct professor at Columbia GSAPP in 2015, and a visiting Professor of Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2017 - 2018.
Emily holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.