The New Social Environment#600

(UN)FIXED: Jay Elizondo and Lorenzo Triburgo

Featuring Jay Elizondo, Lorenzo Triburgo and Ksenia Soboleva


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Jay Elizondo and Lorenzo Triburgo join Rail Contributor Ksenia Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by mel elberg.

In this talk

Visit (UN)FIXED: Jay Elizondo and Lorenzo Triburgo, on view at SoMad, through August 5, 2022 →

Jay Elizondo

A photo of [Jay Elizondo] in a pink dress, against a pink background.
Photograph by Carla Maldonando
Artist Jay Elizondo’s work seduces viewers into visceral confrontations with the queer body. Elizondo’s work has been featured in exhibitions in New York including Idol Worship at Smack Mellon, The Unspeakable at Pfizer Building, Criminalize This! at Amos Eno Gallery and in Miami including the 2018 and 2019 Satellite Art Fairs. Her curatorial projects include (UN)FIXED at SoMad and You Remember How Lonely […] at Please Don’t Come to This Show. She was a resident artist at Chautauqua Art Residency in 2020. She is a recipient of the 2020 Edward Zutrau Memorial Award. Her work’s been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Daily Lazy, Sidewalkkilla, Front Runner Magazine and Hiss Mag. Elizondo lives and works in New York.

Lorenzo Triburgo

A photo of [Lorenzo Triburgo] in a pink shirt in front of a pink background
Photo credit: Carla Maldonado
Through performance, photography, video and audio Lorenzo Triburgo, often with their partner and collaborator Sarah Van Dyck, elevates trans*queer subjectivity and abolitionist politics. Lorenzo was awarded a 2019 Workspace Residency at Baxter St/CCNY, an AIM Fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2020, and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, (Chicago, IL) and Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR). They co-curated Criminalize THIS! at Amos Eno (2019, Brooklyn, NY) and (UN)FIXED at SoMad (2022, NYC). Their writing and artworks have been featured in such publications as GLQ, Art Journal, GUP, and the Transgender Studies Reader 2 edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Aizura (Routledge).

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva is a New York based art historian specializing in queer art and culture. She holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation on art, AIDS, and lesbian identity in the United States. Soboleva is currently working on a book project titled Friendship as a Way of Art: Queer Identity and Visual Citation, and co-editing (with Svetlana Kitto) the first major publication on the lesbian gallery Trial Balloon. Her writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ursula Magazine, as well as various exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. She teaches at the New School and NYU.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Mel Elberg reading.

Mel Elberg

Photo of Mel Elberg
Mel Elberg is a poet and a collaborator. She has poems published in The Brooklyn Rail, Bathhouse, New Pinky, the chapbook ROT/RED, and elsewhere. Her first full length book, THE KISSER, is forthcoming.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.