Sofiyah Ruqayah is a Sydney based artist working across drawing, installation, collage and painting to explore the strange territories between human and nonhuman realities. ​She is interested in themes of mutation, dream and spirit worlds. ​Drawing upon imagined and felt connections between various bodies, presences and memories, as well familial and cultural myths of embodiment, Sofiyah's practice invites us to speculate on our nonhuman origins and intertwined fates.

​In 2020, Sofiyah is undertaking a 12 month studio residency at Parramatta Artists' Studios, and will present her first solo exhibition at Firstdraft Gallery (Woolloomooloo) in June.  She ​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.