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Nastassja & Sophia Simensky

Sophia Simensky is a visual artist, art director and designer, working across sculpture, scenography, theatre, film and performance.  Sophia studied with the Dirty Art Department on the MA Art and Design at The Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, and Design for Performance at Wimbledon College of Art, London.  Further residencies and scholarships include bodyfacespace, Art Licks Weekend, Assembly Point, London, 2017; Leverhulme Scholarship, Wysing Arts Centre, 2015; Associate Makers residency, Firstsite, Colchester, 2015; Research and Performance Lab at Le Plongeoir, Lyon, 2015; Time and Space Residency, Metal Liverpool, 2014; Weave: an arts platform, Brussels, 2013.

Nastassja Simensky is an artist and lecturer who often works collaboratively with artists and non-artists including fishermen, archaeologists, ham radio, composers and musicians to make writing, place-specific performances, events, sound work and videos as a form of ongoing fieldwork.  Further commissions and residencies include SHERDS, Nottingham Contemporary, 2020; Zu Gast bei den KunstVereinenRuhr, Urbane Kunst Ruhr, 2019; Brightspot, Diaspore Project Space, 2018; Material Culture Unearthed, In-situ Brierfield, 2018; Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, 2017; Estuary Festival 2016: Points of Departure, 2016; Fictive Dreams, ICA Singapore, 2016.