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


Columbia University, MFA Candidate, New Genres

Barnard College, Columbia University, BA (with Honors & Distinction)

Selected Exhibitions

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, Columbia University, New York, NY

2021 The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space & Seismic Research 

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

2019 On-site, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

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


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

Selected Grants & Awards

Andrew Fisher Fellowship, Columbia University

2021–22  Visual Arts Program Fellowship, Columbia University

2018        CJC Fund, Barnard College, New York, NY

2018        Barnard Visual Arts Department Grant, New York, NY

2017        Weatherhead East Asian Institute Fellowship, Columbia University

Selected Residencies

2020        Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2020        School for Poetic Computation, New York, NY       

2019        Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

Selected Publications & Published Work

2021  Raymond Saunders: An Inscribed World, Spike Magazine (Issue #68)

2021  Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 10, Spike Magazine (Issue #67)

2020  Thaddeus Mosley, Karma, Artforum

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  Chim↑Pom, Art in General, Artforum

2018  Steve Locke, yours mine & ours, 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

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

Editorial Assistant at BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn, NY June 2019–2021

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

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