Sophie Landres is the Program Manager of the OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts and Part-Time Faculty in the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School. She previously served at the Curator of Public Programs and Education at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami-Dade College, where she curated exhibitions and performances including Forensic Architecture: True to Scale, Navild and Sosa: Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras, Andros Zins Browne: The Chaos Opera, and Paul Ramírez Jonas: Alternative Facts, along with numerous discursive and educational programs.
From 2014 to 2015, Sophie was the Mellon Global Initiatives Fellow, helping develop Creative Time’s project for the Venice Biennial curated by Okwui Enwezor. She has also held positions at arts organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, artnet, Art in General, Mireille Mosler, Ltd., and Naked Duck Gallery, and independently curated exhibitions with work by Zarouhie Abdalian, Liz Collins, Ala Dehghan, Brock Enright, Faile, Zipora Fried, Kate Gilmore, Jules Gimbrone, Jennie C. Jones, Lovid, Sarah Meyohas, Ryan Mrozowski, Shoplifter, Daniel Subkoff, and Saya Woolfalk, among many others.
Sophie has a Ph.D. in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, an M.F.A. in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa. She has taught courses on art writing and curatorial studies at Columbia University and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, interdisciplinary seminars at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and a variety of art history courses at Stony Brook University. Her writing has appeared in Art Comments, Art Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Degree Critical, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, among other peer-reviewed journals, art critical publications, and exhibition catalogues.