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Cavafy as a Queer Poet, with Stamatina Gregory, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, Richie Hofmann, and Jason Wee

Apr 19 - Feb 21, 2024

Stamatina Gregory is a curator and art historian. They have taught art history, critical theory, and writing at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Parsons/The New School, the School of Visual Arts, and Sotheby's Institute, and have organized exhibitions for institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the Santa Monica Museum of Art/ICA LA, The Cooper Union, Austrian Cultural Forum, and the 55th Venice Biennale. They are the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

Adam Ashraf Elsayigh
is a writer, theatermaker, and dramaturg who writes and develops plays that interrogate the intersections of queerness, immigration, and colonialism. Adam’s plays(including Drowning in Cairo, Revelation, Memorial, and Jamestown/ Williamsburg) have been developed and seen at New York Theater Workshop, The Lark, The Tisch School of the Arts,The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Golden Thread Productions. Adam is a fellow at Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance and an Alliance/Kendeda Award Finalist. He holds a BA in Theater and Dramaturgy from NYU Abu Dhabi and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. https://www.adamaelsayigh.com/.

Richie Hofmann is the author of Second Empire (2015), and A Hundred Lovers (2022). His poetry has appeared recently in the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and The Yale Review. He teaches at Stanford University and lives in Chicago and San Francisco.

Jason Wee is an artist and writer. Recent projects use a choral libretto as an invitation to consider the design of a general assembly (for the 2019 Singapore Biennale), queer secrecies in public spaces and shipping lanes (for the 1st Asia Society Triennale), and the history of 'undesirable literatures' (for the 2022 Kochi-Muziris Biennale). His art practice searches for polyphony and powerlessness in the figurations of Asia and Southeast Asia. His works move restlessly between art, design histories, poetry, publishing, geopolitics, sculpture and photography. He is the co-editor of Softblow Poetry Journal. He founded and runs Grey Projects, an artists’ library and residency. He is the author of two chapbooks and three poetry collections, including An Epic of Durable Departures (Math Paper Press, 2018) a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize. His most recent, In Short, Future Now (Sternberg Press, 2020) was the Gaudy Boy Poetry Prize finalist.

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