CV     Writing           

Sophie Kovel is an artist, writer, and translator
based in Northern California and New York.


2023        Whitney Independent Study Program (Studio), New York, NY

2022        MFA, New Genres, Columbia University, New York, NY

2018        BA, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY


Figural Realism, curated by Meleko Mokgosi
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
(November 5–December 17, 2022)

Selected Exhibitions

2023  Petrine, Paris (forthcoming, January 2023)

2022  UCLA New Wight Biennial
          Broad Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

2022  Otherwise, curated by Victoria Horrocks, Carlota Ortiz Monasterio, and HoWon Kim
          Half Gallery, New York, NY

2022  Sophie Kovel: Happy Hours, curated by Victoria Horrocks
          Iron Velvet, New York, NY

2022  Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Elisabeth Sherman
          Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY

2022  In Response, curated by Chris Gartrell and Jenna Weiss
          The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2022  In Time, curated by Rona Yefman
          10 Times Square, New York, NY      

2021  Higher Power, fundraiser for Brothers At, curated by K.O. Nnamdie
          70 Hester Street, New York, NY         
2021  Columbia Summer Show, curated by Junni Chen and Owen Duffy
          81 Essex Street, New York, NY 

2021  Kleinanzeigen / GARAGE SALE, curated by Maximilian Schmoetzer
          VERY Project Space, Berlin, Germany

2021  Columbia First Year MFA Exhibition, curated by Regine Basha
          Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY

2021  The Spring Exhibition
          Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020  The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space & Seismic Research 

2019  Social Photography VII, curated by Peter Scott
          Carriage Trade, New York, NY

Lectures, Conversations, & Screenings

2022 3450–3660 21st Street, Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2021 Journal for Art Criticism, Artist Talk, Barnard College, New York, NY

2019 Artcritical, Panel on the 2019 Whitney Biennial, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Grants, Awards, & Residencies

2022        Drawing A Blank Fellowship, curated by Ben Broome et al., London, UK

2021–22  Agnes Martin Fellowship, Columbia University

2021–22  Andrew Fisher Fellowship, Columbia University

2021–22  Visual Arts Program Fellowship, Columbia University

2020        Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2020        Artist Residency, School for Poetic Computation, New York, NY

2018        CJC Fund, Barnard College, New York, NY

2018        Barnard Visual Arts Department Grant, New York, NY

2017        Artist Residency, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB), Fuji-Kawaguchiko-cho, Japan            

2017        Weatherhead East Asian Institute Fellowship, Columbia University

Selected Publications & Published Work

2021         Shana Moulton: To Be Continued, Spike Magazine (Issue #67)

2020         Bouchra Khalili: The Radical Ally, BOMB Magazine (Issue #151)

2019         What Drifts Ashore: Ellie Ga interviewed by Sophie Kovel, BOMB Magazine

2019         John Giorno: DO THE UNDONE, Sperone Westwater, Brooklyn Rail

2019         Mrinalini Mukherjee: Phenomenal Nature, Met Breuer, Frieze (Issue #205)

2019         Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia, Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College (CUNY), Artforum

2019         Kawita Vatanajyankur: Foul Play, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Artforum

2019         Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!), Art in General, Artforum

2019         Tanya Goel: This, the Sublime and its Double, Nature Morte, Artforum

2019         Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Rail

2019         Barbara Ess: Someone to Watch Over Me, Magenta Plains, Artforum

2019         Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run, Hammer Museum, Artforum

2019         Klara Lidén: Grounding, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Artforum

2018         Steve Locke: Family Pictures, yours mine & ours, Artforum

2017         “Cross my heart” (Translation of Chris Marker’s “Croix de bois et chemin de fer,” Esprit, Jan. 1951)        
2017         “It was a strange thing” (Translation of Chris Marker’s text from the French edition booklet of La Jetée – Sans Soleil

Selected Bibliography

2022        Levin, Max. “Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running.” Screen Slate,  17 May 2022

2021        Kotecha, Shiv. “Outliving Birds.” Interlude Docs,  24 Dec 2021

Professional and Teaching Experience

2021–Present   Assistant Editor, BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn, NY

2021–2022       Visiting Artist, Artist Alliance Inc., New York, NY

2022                 Co-founder (with Robert Rubsam), Interval Reading Series, New York, NY

2022                 Visiting Artist, Sculpture II, B. Ami Rivlin, Columbia University, Teacher’s College, New York, NY

2021                 Teaching Assistant, Making without Objects, R. Tiravanija, Columbia University, New York, NY

2021                 Teaching Assistant, Video I, S. Silver, Columbia University, New York, NY

2018–Present   Freelance critic at Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, and other publications

2018–2020       Exhibition research and publication support for the Museum of Modern Art,    
                         the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other institutions

2016–2018       Teaching Artist, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA