Katya Grokhovsky, Vox Populi Gallery's 5th AUX Curatorial Fellow.
For the first event in the seven-part series organized by AUX's fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky, AUX presents "Mentor to Mentee: Legacy," a lecture on the importance of mentorship and its lasting influence on Grokhovsky's artistic and curatorial practice and her interest in the exploration of limits. Lisa Wainwright (Dean of Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Alan Labb (Associate Provost of Educational Technology and Innovation; and Associate Professor, Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will give a performative lecture celebrating the work, writing, and spirit of Barbara DeGenevieve. Exploring DeGenevieve's writings on art, porn, and permission, as well as utilizing a flashy and promiscuous array of visual aids and props, Wainwright and Labb will tell the tales of DeGenevieve's life and art. Following the lectures, DeGenevieve's film The Panhandler Project (2004-2006) will be screened. Please join AUX for this tribute to DeGenevieve's life and work.
Katya Grokhovsky is a New York-based artist, curator, and organizer, invested in the exploration of multidisciplinary and multimedia practices that cross generations, genders, and geography. She holds an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts (Australia), and a BA in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia).