The New Social Environment#478

Roda Das Encantadas: Maria Nepomuceno

Featuring Nepomuceno and Ksenia M. Soboleva


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Maria Nepomuceno joins writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Rosie Stockton.

In this talk

Visit Maria Nepomuceno: Roda Das Encantadas on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. through February 19, 2022 β†’

Maria Nepomuceno

Photo of Maria Nepomuceno with her work.
Inspired by Brazilian craft traditions, Maria Nepomuceno has developed an original technique using colorful ropes, beads, playful ceramic forms, and found objects to create organic sculptures and installations. Nepomuceno began studying fine art and theory at the age of 14 at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro. She continued her studies in industrial design and scenography at the UNIRio Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Nepomuceno was born in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, where she continues to live and work.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
New York-based writer and art historian Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva specializes 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. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and LGBTQ+ History at the New York Historical Society, and Adjunct Professor of Art History at NYU.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Rosie Stockton reading.

Rosie Stockton

An image of Rosie Stockton.
Poet Rosie Stockton is based in Los Angeles. Their first book, Permanent Volta, is the recipient of the 2019 Sawtooth Prize, and was published by Nightboat Books in 2021. Their poems have been published by Publication Studio, VOLT, Jubilat, Apogee, Mask Magazine, and WONDER. They are currently a Ph.D. Student in Gender Studies at UCLA.

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