Sofiyah Ruqayah is a Sydney-based artist working across drawing, installation, collage and painting to explore themes of mutation and entanglement. Drawing upon imagined and felt connections between various bodies, presences and memories, Ruqayah’s practice invites speculation on our nonhuman origins and intertwined fates. She is currently undertaking a 12-month studio residency at Parramatta Artists’ Studios and presented her first solo exhibition at 4A in October, as part of the Holding Patterns exhibition series. Ruqayah has exhibited both locally and internationally, including group exhibitions at Lubov Gallery (New York), Peacock Gallery (Sydney) and at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney) with Woven Kolektif, a collective of Australian artists with personal ties to Indonesia.