Catalina Schliebener “Curveball”


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M E N presents Curveball, an installation by Chilean born contemporary artist Catalina Schliebener.

Curveball is the third exhibition in a trilogy of installations that reflect Schliebener’s preoccupation with the early construction of gender phenomenology. The artist examines various means of insidious societal indoctrination that includes gender based color choices (pink / blue), shape, weight, and size of toys and more widespread conditioning regarding convention and social mores that children are continuously and explicitly subjected to.

The first two exhibitions, Pin The Tail (Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2016), and Growing Sideways (Bureau of General Services Queer Division, The Center, New York, NY, 2016 and Hache Gallery, Buenos Aires Argentina, 2017) addressed the implicit bias of psychological testing, celebratory ritual, and early childhood activities, including games and coloring books.

For her exhibition at M E N, Schliebener, through found objects, color schemes and collage, again examines the elements that regulate and dictate gender behavior, particularly within the context of sports, including softball and baseball.
Contemporary artist Catalina Schliebener (born in Santiago, Chile, in 1980) received her bachelor of philosophy degree at the Universidad de Arte y Ciencias Sociales ARCIS in Santiago, Chile. Post-degree studies at the Universidad de Arte y Ciencias Sociales ARCIS included visual arts and art theory. From 2002-2008, she worked as an assistant professor within the areas of philosophy and art theory at several universities in Chile.

Catalina Schliebener’s work has been exhibited individually and collectively in galleries, museums and art fairs in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Lima, Belfast, London, Miami, and New York. She has received scholarships granted by the Development of Culture and the Arts Fund of the Government of Chile (Fondart), the Board of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile (Dirac) as well as the Henry Moore Foundation of the United Kingdom. Recent exhibitions include Pin the Tail at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse University, NY, Queering the BibliObect at the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY and Growing Sideways at Bureau Of General Services Queer Division, The Center, New York, NY and Hache Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Catalina Schliebener’s Curveball is on view at M E N, 13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002, from November 15th – December 15th 2017 weekends 12-6pm and by appointment. For further information please contact the gallery at or at +1.917.719.1447. All images are subject to copyright.

M E N is Molly Krom + Enrico Gomez + Nick De Pirro



from November 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-11-15 from 18:00 to 20:00

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