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Sophie Kovel is an artist, writer, and translator who lives in New York.
sophiekovel@gmail.com


Current: Social Photography VII, Carriage Trade, NY (prints available here)


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019        South Brooklyn Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY 

               On-site, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               CICA Museum, Youth, Gimpo, South Korea

2018        Radial Blur: Where Anxieties and Desires Converge, Louise McCagg Gallery
                curated by Vanessa Thill, New York, NY                 

                Construction, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY               

                Barnard College Open Studios, New York, NY

2017        Telephoto, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY                

                Currents, Louise McCagg Gallery, New York, NY

2016        Check, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY  

                Furniture Show, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY 

2014        Outlet, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY

2011        Social Photography II, Carriage Trade, curated by Peter Scott, New York, NY
            
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHED WORK
2019       Eric N. Mack at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Rail

               Amir Guberstein at Fierman, Artforum

2018      
Arash Fewzee at Rubber Factory, Artforum

               Klara Lidén at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Artforum

               Chrysanne Stathacos at Situations, Artforum

               Steve Locke at yours mine & ours, Artforum

               Kazuo Kadonaga at Nonaka-Hill, Artforum

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

               Journal for Art Criticism, Journalism or Romanticism?

2017       
Ratrock Magazine, interview
 
               Echoes Magazine, Picturing

               Journal for Art Criticism, Interior Service Only

               Ratrock Magazine, artist profile

               “Cross my heart” (Translation of Chris Marker’s

               “Croix de bois et chemin de fer,” Esprit, Jan. 1951)
               

               “It was a strange thing” (Translation of Chris Marker’s text
                from the French edition booklet of La Jetée – Sans Soleil

PRESS
Social Photography at Carriage Trade: “What Happens When Artists All Use the Same Tool?

A Cell Phone Photo Show Evens the Field,” The Observer


Translation of Chris Marker’s “Cross my heart,” Criterion Collection (The Daily)

Translation of Chris Marker’s “It was a strange thing,” Criterion Collection (The Daily)

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

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
Trestle Projects, Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2018-2019)

CJC Fund, Barnard College, Studio

Barnard Visual Art Department Grant, Studio

Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB) Residency

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Undergraduate Training Grant, Grant for film production in Japan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

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

EDUCATION
Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. (with Honors & Distinction)        



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