Education

2019-2021 University of Toronto: DanielsFaculty, Master of Visual Studies in Studio Art

2013-2018 Ontario College of Art and Design: BFA with Distinction in Painting andDrawing, Minor in Integrated Media 


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2021 being both opened up and flattened, Daniels Faculty Architecture and Design Gallery, University of Toronto

2019 An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza, Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 figures of distance, Queen Specific, curated by Shell Projects, Toronto

2018 how does a jpg feel against your skin? In collaboration with Blair Swann, 156 Studio Projects, Toronto


Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2021 BigArtTO, screening series curated by Tobias Williams and Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto (upcoming)

2021 MoveObjects.on, curated by Emma Green and Alison Postma, The Plumb, Toronto 

2020 Movements, online exhibition hosted by TPW, Toronto

2020 The Days Are Just Packed, The Pool, Heybeliada, Istanbul, Turkey

2020 Accumulations (http://accumulations.online/exhibition.html), curated by Daniel Lichtman, online

2020 View Recent Changes (https://recentchanges.ca/), curated by Hearth as apart of Vector Festival, online

2019 Rhizome Parking Garage Int’l, (http://rhizomeparkinggarage.com/Pavilion, The Wrong Biennial, Curated by Ian Bruner

2019 Supermarket Art Fair, representing Ed Video, Stockholm, Sweden

2018 Preservation and Permanence InterAccess, Toronto

2018 Puddles Project, curated by Duncan Herd, site specific Installation in Tokyo, Japan

2018 Cybernetics, curated by Grey93 and Uma Vespaziani, The Costume House, Toronto

2018 bio/power, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

2017 Don't Worry, it’s just another White Exhibition, Curated by Matthew Kyba, Bunker 2, Toronto 

2017 Care, Roundtable Residency Exhibition, The Dragon Academy, Toronto 

2017 Augmented Cinema Film Festival IV, The Royal Cinema, Toronto 

2017 VPN to IRL, curated by Tak Pham, Xpace Cultural Center in conjunction with Images Festival, Toronto  

2016 Augmented Cinema Film Festival, The Royal Cinema, Toronto


Teaching Experience

2021: Instructor,JAV130: Visual Strategies, Visual Studies Department, Universityof Toronto

2020: TA, JAV120:Visual Concepts under Mitchell Akiyama, Visual Studies Department, Universityof Toronto

2019: TA, JAV120:Visual Concepts under Mitchell Akiyama, Visual Studies Department, Universityof Toronto

2018:Lead writing workshops for Grade 12 Art class, Etobicoke School of the Arts


Work Experience

2021 Toronto Biennial of Art: Exhibitions Coordinator and Registrar

2021 Franz Kaka: Gallery Assistant 

2021 Art Museum at the University of Toronto: Artist Assistant for Tree Protection Zone Project under Maria Hupfeild and Mik Migwans

2020 Blackwood Gallery: DigitalCommunications Assistant

2019 Gallery 44: Curatorial Project Assistant

2019 Goethe Institute Toronto: GalleryAttendant

2018-present:Bunker 2: Co-director and co-curator

2018 8eleven,Trinity Square Video: Contracted PublicationDesign

2018 Installation Tech: Shannon Garden-Smithat Pushmi Pullyu

2016-2018The Power Plant: Gallery Attendant

2015 TorontoSchool of Art: Summer Programming Intern

2013 EtobicokeSchool of the Arts: Instructor at Summer Art Intensive for Grades 10-12


CuratorialExperience 

2019 InterAccess, Scaffolds I can no longer see, group exhibition (co-curatedwith Philip Ocampo), Toronto

2019 Gallery 44,online exhibition:Looking Down from Up(co-curated with Alana Traficante and Inuit Art Foundation) 

2019 Bunker 2, Unscheduled Arrivals,group exhibition  (organizer and co-curator), Toronto 

2019 Bunker 2, Bunker 3,  featuring Colin Rosati, (organizer and co-curator), Toronto 

2019 Bunker2, A Fault Line in me is a FaultLine in You featuring MaxLester, (organizer and co-curator), Toronto 


Residencies

2018Artist in Residence, The Brandscape by Tough Guy Mountain, Toronto

2018Artist in Residence, 156 Studio Projects, Toronto

2017Artist in Residence, Roundtable Residency, Toronto


Other Experience

2020-2021 McLuhan Centre: TheOnly Place is HereWorking Group Participant, Led by Mitchell Akiyama, University of Toronto

2018Monthly Critique Night at the Brandscape: Founder/ Facilitator

2018 Roundtable Residency: Facilitator

2016-2018 8elevenGallery: Gallery Attendant/ Assistant 

2015-2016 Younger than Beyoncé Gallery:Artist in Attendance/Gallery Assistant


Auctions,Sales and Fundraisers

2021 C Magazine Online Contemporary ArtAuction, C Magazine, Toronto

2021 Salon 44, Gallery 44, Toronto

2020 Technical Difficulties: Gifts byArtists, Art Metropole, Toronto

2020 Photorama: Future Editions, TPW,Toronto

2020 Salon44, Gallery 44, Toronto

2019 Photorama,TPW, Toronto

2019 Salon44, Gallery 44, Toronto

2019, Xpace Annual Fundraiser, Xpace CulturalCenter, Toronto 

2018 Photorama,TPW, Toronto

2018, Xpace Annual Fundraiser, Xpace CulturalCenter, Toronto 

2017, Xpace Annual Fundraiser, Xpace CulturalCenter, Toronto 

2017 CommonGoods, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario 


Awards/ Grants 

2020 Social Sciences andHumanities Research Council Grant,University of Toronto 

2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship,University of Toronto 

2018 Exhibition Assistance Grant,Ontario Arts Council

2018 Project 31 Integrated MediaAward 

2016Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and DesignUniversity

2015Curry’s Art Award Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and Design University

2013-2017Ada Slaight Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and Design University

2013Second-Highest General Proficiency; Etobicoke School of the Arts graduatingclass

2013 EtobicokeArt Group Award

2013Visual Arts Portfolio, Gold Key, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

2013Drawing Gold Key, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


Lectures/Performances 

2019 Artistson Artists Tour Series, Tour on Ageof You, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

2019 SonicArt Series: Sound and Performance, HAVN, Hamilton

2018 Open_File,Panel Discussion, CrutchContemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 SoundII, Sound Art Performance, Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Baconitiate, curated byXuan Ye, Live Video Projection, The Brandscape, Tough Guy Mountain,Toronto 

2017 Sunday Scene, Lecture on Amalia Pica’s Ears to Speak of, The Power Plant,Toronto

2017 Student Night No. 5, Live VideoProjection in collaboration with Benedicte, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017Artist Lecture for Critique Club, OCAD University


Texts/Publications

2020 Contributor in The Tulip, Volume 1, edited by VeronikaIvanova and Sean Stewart https://thetulip.community/

2019 Exhibition Essay Scaffolds I canno longer see in collaboration with Philip Ocampo, InterAccess Gallery

2019 Exhibition Essay Wicked Game by Emily Harrison, Xpace Cultural Center

2019 Contributor in Cool Customer Volume 1 edited by Jessy Kitchen and Kenley Blackwood

2018 Exhibition Essay, Entanglement, Roundtable Residency Closing Exhibition

2018 Exhibition Essay, Whose Line is it Anyway in collaboration with Rowan Lynch,8eleven Gallery


Press

2019 Feature: Journal Fyi. https://www.journal.fyi/sophia-oppel-crutch

2019 Feature:“Non-linear ethics and transgression,” Angel Callander, SupermarketArtist-Run Magazine, Issue 9, Temporary Moratorium, All Allowed? https://issuu.com/supermarketartfair/docs/supermarket_2019_magazine_issuu144

2019 Review: “How does a .jpg feel againstyour skin,” Shauna Jean Doherty PeripheralReview https://peripheralreview.com/2019/01/03/how-does-a-jpg-feel-against-your-skin/

2018 Review: Roundtable Residency, ChristHampton, Canadian Art, Winter 2018, Print 

2017 Review:VPN to IRL & Mehrnaz Roubakhash at Xpace, by Terence Dick

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