albertz benda is thrilled to host a gallery conversation between artist Chloe Chiasson, curator Stamatina Gregory, and art historian and critic Ksenia M. Soboleva, on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30PM.
ABOUT CHLOE CHIASSON
Chloe Chiasson (B. 1993 Port Neches, TX) received her BS from the University of Texas at Austin before moving to New York to pursue an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. While at the NYAA, she concentrated in painting and was awarded the Belle Artes Residency and the Chubb Post-Graduate Fellowship. Chiasson has exhibited internationally in London, Potsdam, and Hong Kong. Her work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings, Artnet news, Juxtapoz Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and American Art Collector.
ABOUT STAMATINA GREGORY
Stamatina Gregory is a curator and an art historian, whose work focuses primarily on the interrelationship of contemporary art and politics. She has taught art history, critical theory, and writing at The New School, the School of Visual Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, the Steinhardt school at New York University, and the Sotheby’s MA Program, where she teaches currently. She has organized exhibitions for institutions including The Cooper Union, FLAG Art Foundation, Austrian Cultural Forum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Gregory was the co-curator Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetics at The Cooper Union; of New York photographer and activist Brian Weil’s retrospective at the ICA, Philadelphia; and she was the Deputy Curator of the inaugural pavilion of The Bahamas at the 55th Venice Biennale. She is currently the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.
ABOUT KSENIA M. SOBOLEVA
Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva is a New York based writer and art historian specializing in queer art and culture. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation titled "Fragments: Art, AIDS, and Lesbian Identity in the United States." Her writings have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, art-agenda, and various exhibition catalogues. She has curated exhibitions at Candice Madey Gallery, La MaMa Galleria, and Assembly Room. Soboleva was the 2020-2021 Jan and Marica Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Guggenheim Museum, where she assisted in organizing the Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks exhibition. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and LGBTQ+ History at the New York Historical Society.