Sophie Utikal


I was Born 1987 in Tallahassee, Florida, the same year as Gloria E. Anzaldúa published Boderlands. Since then i have lived in many places, now in Berlin. I graduated 2019 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienne. I was in the class of Ruby Sircar, Ashley Hans Scheirl and Gin Müller. Since 2018 i am Learning the Grinberg Method from Avin Grinberg and Ruth Elkana in Alcala de la Jovada. In my artworks i combine textile fragments into self-portraits in large-format fabric pictures. I use textile, the material of our clothers and therefore the negative form of my body, to transform situations of my life that have shaped me