Jessica Backus


As the Director of The Art Genome Project at Artsy, I oversee my team's efforts to create sophisticated artwork metadata to fuel a dynamic browsing experience. (The Art Genome Project is the classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics [we call them “genes”] that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history.) We endeavor to make art accessible by writing about it and making it discoverable. Based in NY, academic background in Post-War German Art History, lover of controlled vocabularies.

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