Sophia Gatzkan is a Vienna-based visual artist. Her keen fascination for the human body with a focus on the discourse of disability continuously informs her creative work. Within her research, Sophia is theorising on non-normative morphology as an-other way of being, prompting critical inquiries into ethics, ideologies, and power structures within it. Sophia's work delves into the transformation of the human body by transcending its morphological integrity, creating sculptures that capture corporeal ambiguity and fluidity, offering a captivating site of disruption and reflection on the human complexities.

Sophia holds an MFA from University of Applied Arts, Vienna and BFA from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Her works have been exhibited at Neue Galerie Graz (2023), Leopold Museum, Vienna (2022), and abroad. Also she had various collaborations within the performing art field that were shown at Brut theatre,Vienna (2023), Inkonst theatre, Malmö (2021), and others. In 2022 she was awarded with Ö1 Talentestipendium, START Stipendium from the Federal Ministry of Culture, and Arbeitsstipendium from Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research this year.