Stamatina participated as a Curatorial Fellow for AVR4 (May 2021). Click here to see Stamatina’s program.
Stamatina Gregory is a curator and an art historian, whose work focuses primarily on the interrelationship of contemporary art and politics. She has taught art history, critical theory, and writing at The New School, the School of Visual Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, the Steinhardt school at New York University, and the Sotheby’s MA Program, where she teaches currently. She has organized exhibitions for institutions including The Cooper Union, FLAG Art Foundation, Austrian Cultural Forum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Gregory was the curator of New York photographer and activist Brian Weil’s retrospective at the ICA, Philadelphia, and she was the Deputy Curator of the inaugural pavilion of The Bahamas at the 55th Venice Biennale. She is currently the Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.
“As a curator that has worked both in and outside institutions for the past fifteen years, I have organized projects across radically different contexts: traveling exhibitions, biennials, educational spaces, virtual spaces, and other sites both visible and marginal. Wherever projects happen, my practice always centers artists, who do the vital work of reimagining ways of being in the world. Ideally, curating creates a space where we can learn from artists–in ways that are intuitive, participatory, haptic, and unexpected.”