Sofiyah Ruqayah is a Sydney based artist whose practice examines the slippery territories between human and nonhuman realities. Drawing upon imagined and felt connections between various beings, presences and memories, as well an infatuation with deep sea creatures and mutational states, Sofiyah's practice invites us to speculate on our nonhuman origins and intertwined fates.​​​​​​​

Sofiyah is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Art at National Art School in Darlinghurst. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at University of New South Wales in 2016, Sofiyah 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, a collective of emerging Australian artists with personal ties to Indonesia.