Sophia Borowska is an artist and weaver based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Canada. She creates site-specific installations combining textiles with salvaged construction materials like concrete, brick, and steel.
Sophia's projects offer feminist revisions of the social contexts and power structures surrounding architecture and public space. She centres women's perspectives and contributions to urban development through historical research, photography, and laborious, feminine-coded textile processes.
The latest works have dealt with Postwar reconstruction projects throughout Europe. She explores how architecture and urban planning strategies often reflected normative social constructions of gender, labour, and well-being in these times of upheaval.
Beginning her textile studies at the Capilano University Textile Arts Program, Sophia went on to complete her BFA in Fibres and Material Practices at Concordia University in 2016. She has exhibited across Canada, and internationally in Denmark, Finland, and Germany. Borowska’s spatial approach to textiles has earned her grants and awards from institutions including the Handweavers’ Guild of America, Canada Council, CALQ, and SODEC.
Finnish Artist Residency Network interview. In English.
Profile d'artiste par Livart+. En français.
Artist profile by MMAQ. In English with French subtitles.
La Centrale interview. In English.
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