Sophie Landres

Sophie Landres is a curator and PhD candidate specializing in postwar and contemporary art. Her dissertation, “Body, Law, Instrument: Charlotte Moorman’s Early Performances with Nam June Paik” examines how Moorman and Paik adapted musical practices to contest social and compositional control over performing bodies. Sophie received her Master’s Degree in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa. From 2014 to 2015, Sophie was the Mellon Global Initiatives Fellow, helping develop Creative Time’s project for the Venice Biennial’s 56th International Art Exhibition. She has also curated exhibitions throughout New York City and most recently, in Marfa, Texas. Sophie previously taught at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and currently teaches a writing and curatorial studies course at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her essay on the performances bookending Moorman’s trial for indecent exposure will appear in the Spring 2017 issue of Art Journal.