Landres, Sophie G. (sgl2136)

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Landres, Sophie
Adjunct Professor
Arts & Humanities

Biographical Information

Sophie Landres is a curator and art historian, specializing in postwar and contemporary art. 

She has held positions at arts organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, artnet, and Art in General, and served as the gallery director of Mireille Mosler, Ltd. and Naked Duck Gallery.  From 2014 to 2015, Sophie was the Mellon Global Initiatives Fellow, helping develop Creative Time’s project for the Venice Biennial curated by Okwui Enwezor.  She has also independently curated exhibitions and performance programming throughout New York City and in Marfa, Texas.

Sophie previously taught courses on arts writing and curatorial studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, interdisciplinary seminars at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and a variety of art history courses at Stony Brook University.  Her writing appears in publications including Art JournalPAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, The Brooklyn Rail, and Modern Painters.  Sophie has a Ph.D. in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, an M.F.A. in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Sophie is currently completing a manuscript on how Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik adapted musical practices to contest social and compositional control over performing bodies.  She is also curating two exhibitions.  Opening at Sargent’s Daughters (NYC) on March 16, 2018, In Times of Perseus is a group show that resituates symbolism familiar to the myth of Perseus and Medusa within our contemporary zeitgeist and reads the narrative’s dramatic pitches as mechanisms for art making.  On view at Stellar Projects (NYC) April 4 – April 14, 2018, Surface (Oh, Owe, Ow) is an installation of new sound sculptures by Jules Gimbrone, in which the artist uses transducers to explore the physical parameters and permeability of non-binary subjectivities. 


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