Sophia Marguerite Boeschoten

Sophia (Utrecht 1984) lives and works in The Hague. As a child she believed to be from another world and practised her own religion. The landscapes of this parallel world are still the main inspiration for her artistry. With her installations she wants to give the viewer an insight in his/her own parallel world. She uses different media, i.a. painting, video, music, poetry and performance. The different elements of the installations also function as autonomous art works. Since graduating at the Royal Academy of The Hague in 2016 Sophia has exhibited in different galleries, i.a. Hoop Expo (2019) and De Aanschouw (2019) en Galerie Frank Taal (2020). In 2020 she takes part in different international artist-in-residencies to focus on her conceptual research.

Exhibitions

2021   De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, Solo Exhibition (upcoming)

2020   Frank Taal Galerie, Rotterdam, Group Exhibition

2019   Pop-up Expo “Goed Sterven is een Kunst”, The Hague, Duo Exhibition

2019   Galerie Maldoreca, The Hague, Duo Exhibition

2019   De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, Duo Exhibition

2019   Galerie Hoop, The Hague. Solo Exhibition

2019   Torrance Art Museum, Los Angels, Participant in CO/LAB Project

2019    Atelierroute South Explorer, Rotterdam. Gastkunstenaar

2018    Baraca, Den Haag. Solo Exhibition

2017    Galerie de Molen, Wassenaar. Group Exhibition

2016    1,2,3. Hoogtij, Den Haag. Group Exhibition

2015    Baku, Mon Amour, de Vrije Gemeente, Amsterdam. Exhibition of Etchings and photographs from the Caucasus

2014    Encounters in Central Asia, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz. Photography exhibition of portraits from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

2013    Victory over the Sun, Drents Museum, Assen. Designing the costumes for and participating in the opera of Kazimir Malevich.

Residencies

2021    (Upcoming) Aqtushetii, Individual site specific art project, Omalo, Georgia

2020    Arkabarka, Individual site specific art project, Beograd, Serbia

Education

2016    Bachelor Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague

2011    Masterclass Icon Painting, Master Studio Giorgi Khakhutashvili, Tbilisi

2011    Master Caucasus Studies and International Affairs, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena