The art of Sonia Almeida and Baseera Khan makes palpable the concatenation of meaning on the gendered body. Almeida’s nuanced painting practice has investigated through the years the deceptive powers of vision and the various manners in which communicative systems break down. Her most recent paintings situate these urgent observations on the female body. Khan’s work exists in the intersection of Conceptualism, performance, sculpture, and feminism. Her work takes the body, especially her own, as the locus of her investigation into how subjectivity is shaped and threatened by social environments and capitalist systems.
Sonia Almeida (born in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal, lives and works in Boston, MA) Solo exhibitions include: Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; T293, Rome, Italy. Group shows include: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris; ICA, Boston; The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY.
Baseera Khan (born in 1980, Denton, TX) Solo exhibitions include: Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming); SculptureCenter; Participant, Inc. which toured to Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University, and Fine Arts Center of Colorado College. Group shows include: The Kitchen, New York, NY; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO;Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY; MoCA Tucson, AZ; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY; 47 Canal, New York, NY. She has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International Music Festival.