Sofia Rozaki (b.1990) is a visual artist who stands out for her idiosyncratic style. She studied painting at the School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 2009 to 2013. She currently lives and works in Athens.
Her visual language is characterized by recurrent forms and motifs that reveal a kind of fixation on her usual themes, such as the construction of selfhood and identity, memory, trauma and sexuality. These patterns are artfully assigned symbolic dimensions, thus assuming ambiguous meanings open to interpretation. Her paintings are often accompanied by a piece of writing, poem or prose, written by her, that adds to the story-telling quality of her compositions. Sofia Rozaki often has a flair for the grotesque and possesses an element of sarcasm, dark humor, and tragedy; at times expressed through the prism of tender, vulnerable honesty and at times captured with cynical cruelty.
May 2019 “W.H.A.L.E.: Waves Hold A Lasting Echo”, Cafe of National Archaeological Museum (Athens, Greece)
Jan 2019 “Flip a switch”, Ena contemporary, Kaplanon Galleries (Athens, Greece)
Jun 2018 “Keep broken files”, Beaver – women’s co-op, Athens Epidaurus Festival (Athens, Greece)
Oct 2016 “SDAM”, Oia Vineyart (Santorini, Greece)
Group Exhibitions / Fairs
Nov 2018 Art Thessaloniki – International Contemporary Art Fair, Kaplanon Galleries (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Aug 2018 “Απο-δράσεις / Escapes”, Maniatakeion Foundation (Messinia, Greece)
Mar 2018 “The times are changing” (focusing on the #metoo movement), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Athens, Greece)
May 2019 “Μία φάλαινα ταράζει τον “αιώνιο ύπνο” των γλυπτών”, Fileleftheros newspaper (Printed) (Greece)
Feb 2019 “Οι αφηγήσεις της Σοφίας Ροζάκη”, Kathimerini newspaper (Greece)
Feb 2019 “Σοφία Ροζάκη: Όταν η πραγματική ζωή ακροβατεί με το όνειρο”, Interview with Art22 (Greece)
Mar 2018 Interview with Young Space (USA)
Jun & Jul 2017 Artwork feature, Α5 portfolio magazine, (Printed) (UK)