Sophie UtikalLetting Things Fall ApartFrom 29.07.2023Ebensperger Vitrine Graz
Our Vitrine in Graz returns with an installation by Sophie Utikal. Her new triptych Letting Things Fall Apart is very much grounded in the artist’s practice: Utikal’s hand-sewn textile works reach impressive sizes, each measuring several meters wide, and come to own the exhibition space by dominating it with softness. Dedicated to those whose biographies are usually underrepresented, the works always focus on the body and its language.
Sophie Utikal lives and works between Berlin and Vienna. She was born in Tallahassee, US and grew up in Mainz. She studied contextual painting with Ashley Hans Scheirl at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2014–2019) and is a co-editor of the book Anti-Colonial Fantasies/Decolonial Strategies (2017). Her artworks have been shown throughout Europe, including Kristinstads Konsthal (2022), Kunsthalle Vienna (2021), Mediterranea Biennale 19 in San Marino (2021), Galerie im Turm (2020), Museion Bolzano (2018). Her most recent solo show was at Neuer Wiener Kunstverein (2022) and at Kunstraum Innsbruck (2023). Her work is part of the public collection of the federal republic of Germany and private collection of Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy.