Global Initiatives Fellow
Sophie Landres is Creative Time’s 2015 Global Initiatives Fellow. In addition to working on the 2015 Creative Time Summit, she is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, specializing in post-WWII intermedia art. Her dissertation, “Body, Law, Instrument: Charlotte Moorman’s Early Performances with Nam June Paik,” examines how Moorman and Paik adapted musical practices to address sexual politics and labor conditions in the 1960s. 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. Between degrees, she directed two contemporary art galleries, curated exhibitions throughout New York City, and wrote art reviews for The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. She currently teaches a writing and curatorial studies course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and interdisciplinary seminars at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.