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.
Writer, art historian, and curator Ksenia M. Soboleva is based in New York City and specializes in queer art and culture. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts. Soboleva has curated exhibitions at La MaMa Galleria, Assembly Room, Honey’s, and others. She has taught at NYU, the Cooper Union, and presented her research at various institutions in the United States and abroad. She was the 2020–2021 Marica and Jan Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she co-organized the Gillian Wearing retrospective on view through April 4, 2022. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library.
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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.