Delia Solomons is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) specializing in twentieth-century art of the Americas and Europe. She currently works as the Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the Grey Art Gallery and a Preceptor in the Department of Art History at NYU. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a Freelance Writer/Editor/Researcher for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and a Curatorial Assistant for the exhibition “Encuentros con los 30,” which will open in Fall 2012 at the Museo Reina Sofía. She has presented papers at the Pratt Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, which is in progress, examines the evolution of Latin American art as a museological and scholarly discipline in the United States in the 1960s, as well as artists’ responses to this emerging discourse.
During Panel #2 at “The End of the –ist and the Future of Art History,” she will present a paper titled “Chaos Theory: Luis Felipe Noé in New York,” which examines the poetics of chaos—a deconstructive principle that undermines rigid societal and conceptual categories—developed by the Argentine artist in his assemblages and theoretical writings over the course of two trips to New York in the 1960s.