About

Sophia is a writer and critic based in Australia.

In 2020, Sophia was shortlisted for the 7th International Awards for Art Criticism and was named as one of Agenda Paris & Asia-Pacific’s 30 Under 30 Emerging Cultural Leaders. Her work has been published by Art Monthly, Art Almanac, Island Magazine, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art and others.

Sophia graduated with First Class Honours in Art History & Curatorship from the Australian National University in 2019. She was the recipient of the Janet Wilkie Memorial Prize for Art History and Art Theory, the ANU’s top undergraduate honour for art history. Sophia was also awarded the Capital Artists Patron’s Organisation Curatorial Award and the Australian Museum and Galleries Association Curatorial Award for her work at Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Her thesis project, Inherent Vice: on Material Culture and the Mortality of Ephemeral Art was published by the ANU Research Journal.

Publications

2022No one person can own the landscape: rebirth at Bundanon | Art Monthly Australasia Issue 332
2022In the studio: John Aslanidis | Art Almanac May 2022
2022In the studio: Celeste Chandler | Art Almanac April 2022
2021Far from home | Art Almanac May 2021
2020Through the Looking Glass at TarraWarra Museum of Art | Art Monthly Australasia Issue 326
2020Looking ahead: on creative recovery in the midst of a pandemic | Art Almanac
2020The seen and the unseen in Tony Albert’s ‘Duty of Care’ at Canberra Glassworks | Art Monthly
2020A good time to be a post-internet artist | Art Monthly Australasia Issue 324
2020eX de Medici: Belling the Cat | Art Monthly Australasia Issue 323
2020Urs Fischer’s Francesco 2017: on material culture and the mortality of ephemeral art | ANU Undergraduate Research Journal Volume 10
2019Ephemeral Art and Material Culture, conference paper | ANU Student Research Conference
2019White Cube to Black Mirror: Art in the Post Internet Age, Tainted Love exhibition catalogue | Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Awards

2020 Shortlisted for International Awards for Art Criticism (Royal College of Art, London
and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai)
2020Agenda Paris & Asia-Pacific ’30 Under 30 Emerging Cultural Leaders’
2019Janet Wilkie Memorial Prize for Art History & Art Theory
2019Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) Curatorial Award
2019Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Curatorial Award

Education

2019Bachelor of Art History & Curatorship (Honours, First Class) | Australian National University

Thesis | Inherent Vice: on material culture and the mortality of ephemeral art