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Ksenia M. Soboleva is Russian born/Dutch raised/New York based writer, art historian and curator. Having received her BA in Art History from Utrecht University and her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, she is currently a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. In her art historical research, Ksenia focuses on the lasting impact of the AIDS crisis and queer narratives in contemporary art. Previously, she has worked at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam, assisted Boris Groys with a show on nonconformist Russian art at e-flux and James Gallery, and explored the queer aspects of Charles Simonds’ work. Having curated “still” with artists David Bransfield and Emma Strebel in the 2014-15 edition of the NYU Curatorial Collaborative, Soboleva is now co-coordinator with Madeline Murphy Turner.
Madeline Murphy Turner is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She specializes in modern and contemporary art from Latin America and Spain, with a focus on performance art and theory. She is especially interested in the role of the body and spectatorship in performances by women artists. Madeline is one of the founders and coordinators of the NYU Curatorial Collaborative and currently teaches contemporary art in NYU’s Steinhardt School. She has curated exhibitions that tackle a wide range of subjects, including Spanish informalism, Hudson River School painting, and contemporary sound installation. In addition to her curatorial projects, Madeline recently worked on the Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. Previously, she helped develop Transcommunality, an ongoing exhibition and project by interdisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata, and contributed research to the Cisneros Collection’s 2013 exhibition La Invención Concreta.