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EDUCATION 

Slade School of Fine Art, UCL - MA Sculpture - Distinction [2018- 2021]
KCC, London - Higher National Certificate in Fine Art - Distinction [2017- 2018]
University of Cambridge - BA History of Art-  First Class Honours with Distinction [2014 - 2017]

EXHIBITIONS

In Flux/RuptureXIBIT, London- 2023
2 FOR1/ Haze Projects & Thorp Stavri/ Hypha Studios, Stratford, London- 2023

Seventeen/ The Bomb Factory Marylebone, London- 2023
Sanford Vitrine/ Deptford, London- 2023 
Meat Market II/ 31 Tanners Hill, London- 2023
Inaugural/The Bomb Factory Marylebone, London- 2023
The Acoustic Tunnel/Crypt Gallery, London- 2023

Rolling in the Deep Film Screening/Barbican, London- 2022
But Not Blue/Collective Ending HQ, London- 2022
Oxbow/ Projektraum, Claas Reiss Gallery, London- 2022
Waking Life/ Crato, Portugal- 2022
Inside Out/ The Artist Room Gallery, London- 2022
Skin Of Your Teeth/Crypt Gallery, London-2022 
London Grads Now 21/ Saatchi Gallery, London- 2021-2022
Petrichor/ Liliya Gallery, London- 2021  
Protean Fluid/ Gossamer Fog Gallery, London- 2021
Postgraduate Degree Show/Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London- 2021
Vortex: Schemata Art/Corsica Studios via New Art City, Online- 2021
Icarus Blue/Netil Radio, Online - 2021
5 Hours/ 42 Molton St, Mayfair, London - 2020 
London Grads Now/ Saatchi Gallery, London - 2020
The Portal Will Open/ SRC, London - 2020
Technologies of Capture and Perspective Exchange w. MAL hosted by Hyphen Lab
'Higher Resolution'/Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London - 2019
Speculative Immersion- Multimedia in the Anthropocene/ Festival of Culture, London - 2019
Interim Show/Slade School of Fine Art, London - 2019
Waking Life/ Crato, Portugal- 2019
Love Symposium/ Slade Gallery, London - 2019
Multimedia Anthropology Now/ Online -  2019
Shelter/ The Take Courage Gallery, London - 2018
Open Studio Exh./Studio 18, London - 2018
HNC Final Show/ Hortensia Gallery, London - 2018
Inkwell/ The Heong Gallery, Cambridge - 2018 
Interim Show/ Hortensia Gallery, London - 2018

AWARDS

Emerging Artist Award/ Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation- 2021
Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship/ Slade School of Fine Art- 2018- 2020
TATE Card Design/ TATE- 2020
Winifried Georgina Holgate Pollard Prize for Academic Performance/ Cambridge University- 2017
Bateman Academic Scholarship/ Trinity Hall, Cambridge University- 2017
Hamish Maxwell Prize for Art History/ Trinity Hall, Cambridge University- 2017
History of Art Dissertation Award for 'Relics of an Unrealised Future:
Miodrag Živković’s Yugoslav War Memorials'/ History of Art Faculty, Cambridge University- 2017
Association for Art History Dissertation Prize/ Shortlisted- 2017
Travel Grant [towards research in Serbia + Bosnia and Herzegovina]/ Cambridge University- 2017 
Academic Scholarship/ Trinity Hall, Cambridge University- 2015

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

Motor Dance Journal/ Duets and Dialogues, Inside the Cauldron [interview]- November 2023
Joia Magazine/ Esculturas de Cadáveres Marinos [interview]- April 2023
032c/ CRUFTSCORE, Charlie Fox [photography]- April 2022
Cambridge Journal of Visual Culture/ Spaces Issue I [interview]- April 2022
Isovist/ Reflections Volume II- September 2021
Cement Magazine/ Almost Together [review] - June 2020
Mia/ Multimedia Anthropology: an interdisciplinary art genre [review]- June 2019
Varsity/ Inkwell [preview] - February 2018

RESIDENCIES


Waking Life/ Crato, Portugal- Aug 2022
Horst/ Vilvoorde, Belgium- July 2020
The Portal Will Open, SRC, London- Feb 2020
Waking Life/ Crato, Portugal- Aug 2019

Sophie Mei 美 Birkin [b.1995] is a London based artist with a multimedia practice- material exploration is central to her work particularly how materials interact to create a psychophysical response. She investigates the generative potential in the transformation of matter through a variety of material processes such as growing salt crystals and exploring amorphous and decomposing substances. Metabolisation, parasites and the carcass are recurrent themes in her work as vehicles for the repeated breaking down of structures, making way for hybrid alternatives to the human and watery slippages [in]between. 

 

Sophie Mei graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2021, where she was awarded the Euan Uglow Scholarship for MA Sculpture and an Emerging Artist Award by Sarabande Foundation;  she has recently exhibited work at Collective Ending HQ, Barbican Cinema, The Artist Room Gallery, Projektraum Claas Reiss and Saatchi Gallery.

 

Sophie Mei is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London (UAL) and has taught, lectured and given workshops at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, University College London, AHA and Birkbeck, University of London. In 2019 Sophie Mei co-founded badweather, an interdisciplinary art and architecture collective focusing on interactive social structures - see recent work and set design projects here.

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