Ultrabianka
Mario Klingemann
Stepan Ryabchenko
Moises Sanabria
Jake Elwes
Angela Eames
Grayson Cooke
Fabiola Larios
Julia Kobel
Sophie Rogers
Camila Roriz (Cibymili)
Rachel Noble
Snow Yunxue Fu
Michael Pantuso
Max Colson
Marick Roy
Irene P Tello
Matthias Dörfelt

Inaugural Show

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Sophie Rogers

Sophie Rogers is based in London and has exhibited at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Barbican Centre, Tate Modern Switch House and participated in Masterclass 2017 hosted by the Zabludowicz Collection. Sophie has also undertaken commissions for Mansions of the Future, Boiler Room and Art Night London.

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Science Fiction and fantasy greatly influence my work, in particular, when considering worlding and worldbuilding. I use digital software including Cinema 4D to create simulations of imagined places and human and world entanglement.

Donna Haraway writes that: “SF is storytelling and fact telling, it is the patterning of possible worlds and possible times, material-semiotic worlds, gone, here and yet to come.” Haraway’s articulation of worlding and writing around entanglement ties together the key elements of my practice. I am interested in the ways in which the entanglement is visible, through mushrooms decomposing radioactive waste, footage of sharks eating internet cables that lay under the sea to the wealth of marine life that now grows on the temporary oil rigs off the coast of Santa Barbara. When looking at this messy, confusing entwinement, it evokes ideas of hybrid creatures and fictional ecosystems that would inhabit this in-between space. My recent work has combined simulations of alternate realities with influences from writers such as Anna Tsing, Ursula Le Guin and Marina Warner

Since graduating from Kingston University in 2014, I have exhibited at spaces such as The Barbican Centre, David Dale Gallery and at the opening of the Switch House, Tate Modern. In 2017 I participated in Masterclass, hosted by the Zabludowicz Collection. I have been commissioned by Hervisions, Art Night, Boiler Room, and most recently, Mansions of the Future based in Lincoln.


Education

BA Hons Fine Art, Kingston University
Foundation Art Diploma, Oxford Brookes


Exhibitions

Solo

If Dolphins had thumbs, Diaspore Project Space, online, April 2018
FernTree Gully, SKELF, http://www.skelf.org.uk/ September 2017
“HWEEOO”; A Sweet New World, Platform Southwark, April 2017


Selected Group

Electric Artefacts, September 2020
Digimind, Digital Artist Residency, June 2020
Villa Rosa, 2021 Contemporary Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, November 2019
Are you there? I’m here, The Horse Hospital, August 2018
Hervisions, London, November 2017
Meal Reel, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, July 2017
JUNK IN THE TRUNK; Your Beautiful’s Touring Exhibition, Bones and Pearl, Copeland Car Park, Turf Projects, The Bomb Factory, May 2017
There will be nothing left to suck, curated by Dow Collective, Bank Space Gallery, May 2017 isthisit? AFK, London, UK, October, 2016
Hervisions, The Standard, Los Angeles, USA, October, 2016
WORK IT!, A-Side B-Side Gallery, Art Licks Weekend 2016, London, UK, September 2016
Future Late, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK, June 2016
Sound and Vision, Tank TV, London, UK, October 2015
Interfaces: An Exhibition by Fish Island Labs, Barbican Centre, UK, August 2015
Self Publish be Happy TV at Off Print London, Tate Modern UK, June 2015 Self Publish be Happy at Expo in Citta, Milan, IT, August 2015
Retrospective archaeology of a future disaster which crack(s)ed the present, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK January 2013


Commissions:

Boiler Room, SHROOMS, 2020
Mansions of the Future digital commission, 2019
Art Night 2018 Trailer Commission, Art Night London, 2018
Underground Now Commission, Boiler Room TV, 2018
Feminine Intuition Commission, The Fifth Sense, i-D, 2017


Residencies:

Mycophilia, Ayatana Research Residency, October 2020
Digi Mind, Digital Artist Residency, June 2020
Summer Residency, Mansions of the Future, July 2019
Bon Volks Residency, Margate, May 2018
AiR Academy Costumes, London, January 2017


Talks and workshops

Masterclass 2017, Zabludowicz Collection, February 2017
Junk in the Trunk - Symposium, The Bomb Factory, Turf Projects, May 2017
Academy AIR Artist Presentation, Platform Southwark, April 2017
Tate Game Jam, Tate Britain, July 2016


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