CV
Sofiyah Ruqayah
b. 1992 Sydney Australia

education
2018-2019 Master of Fine Art – National Art School, Sydney
2016 Bachelor of Fine Art – University of New South Wales (College of Fine Art)

selected solo exhibitions
Oct 1-23 2020 Holding Patterns, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Haymarket

group exhibitions
Mar 2-Apr 3 2020 Bara, Bankstown Art Centre (Woven Kolektif)
Nov 7-15 2019 MFA Exhibition 2019, NAS Gallery & Rayner Hoff Project Space, National Art School, Darlinghurst
Oct 25-Dec 5 2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
July 2-20 2019 Ecologies of Being, curated by Tanushri Saha and Naomi Segal, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
May 25-July 21 2019 Breathing Room, Cement Fondu Project Space, Paddington (Woven Kolektif)
Feb 2-Mar 2 2019 Though flowers fall I have never forgotten you, curated by Nanette Orly, Peacock Gallery, Auburn
Jan 12-Mar 17 2019 looking here looking north, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Casula (Woven Kolektif)
Aug 2018 Between Two Worlds, curated by Gianna Hayes, Commune, Waterloo
April 2018 Venn Zero One, curated by Johanna Bear, Down Under Space, Chippendale
April 2018 A Particular Portion of Space, NAS Library Stairwell Gallery, Darlinghurst
Aug-Sep 2017 Pearls, curated by Natalie Yang, Lubov Gallery, New York
May 2016 WOMXN –Launch, Y+ Contemporary, Toronto
Nov 2014 COFA  Annual, UNSW Galleries, Paddington
Aug 2012 Spatial Investigations, Kudos Gallery, Paddington

awards/residencies
2020 Parramatta Artists’ Studios - 2020 Studio Artist
2019 FBi Radio SMAC Awards, Best Artist - Finalist (Woven Kolektif)
2019 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, 2019 - Finalist

press
2019 Peril Magazine , Edition 37, “Ecologies of Being”, interview with Sarah Gho
2019 FBi Radio, “Breathing Room”, interview on Canvas FBI
2019 2Ser Radio, “Breathing Room”, interview on So Hot Right Now!
2019 FBi Radio, “looking here looking north”, interview on Culture Guide
2019 ArtAsiaPacific, "looking here looking north", review by Soo-Min Shim
2019 ABC TV, “looking here looking north”, interview on Weekend Breakfast, ABC News
2019 2Ser Radio, “looking here looking north”, interview on So Hot Right Now!
2017 Artforum, "Pearls" at Lubov, New York Critic's Pick, September 2017, by Wendy Vogel
2017 Mond.ela (Lisbon), “Sofiyah McCormack: Mapping states of interbeing”, interview with Charlotte Kench
2016 CMC Magazine (Toronto), Volume no. 1, “Self Portraits as the River Citarum", feature in WOMXN
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