CV   Writing                

Sophie Kovel is an artist, writer, and translator based in Los Angeles and New York.


Columbia University, MFA Candidate, New Genres (remote through 2021)

Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. (with Honors & Distinction), New York, NY

School for Poetic Computation, New York, NY       


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

Awards, Grants & Residencies 

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2018 CJC Fund, Barnard College, New York NY

2018 Barnard Visual Arts Department Grant, New York, NY

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

2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute Fellowship, Columbia University

Selected Group Exhibitions

Current: The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space & Seismic Research, July 2020

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

2019 On-site, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Radial Blur, Louise McCagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, NY (curated by
Vanessa Thill)

2018 Construction, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY              

2017 Telephoto, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY                

2017 Currents, Louise McCagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, NY    

2016 Check, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2016 Furniture Show, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY       

2014 Outlet, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY  

Selected Publications & Published Work

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

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

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

2019  Kawita Vatanajyankur, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Artforum

2019  Chim↑Pom, Art in General, Artforum

2019  Corita Kent, Andrew Kreps Gallery with kaufmann repetto, Brooklyn Rail

2019  Eric N. Mack, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Rail

2019  Amir Guberstein, Fierman, Artforum

Arash Fewzee, Rubber Factory, Artforum

2018  Klara Lidén, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Artforum

2018  Chrysanne Stathacos, Situations, Artforum

2018  Steve Locke, yours mine & ours, Artforum

2018  Kazuo Kadonaga, Nonaka-Hill, Artforum

2018  Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art, Artforum

2018  Journal for Art Criticism, Journalism or Romanticism?
2017  Ratrock Magazine, Columbia University, interview

2017  Echoes Magazine, Columbia University, Picturing

2017  Journal for Art Criticism, Interior Service Only

2017  Ratrock Magazine, Columbia University, artist profile

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

Professional Experience

Editorial Assistant at BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn, NY June 2019-Present

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