Conceptual artist Sofia Mattioli

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“I am ambitious but i would never sacrifice the people in my life for my career. “


Sofia Mattioli


Visual and conceptual artist


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Who are you? What do you do?

Hi ! I’m a 33 year old half south african half italian visual artist. I make videos, take photos, do research, write poetry and dance…

Where are you from?

born in france, grew up in italy

Your style in 3 words?

Absolutely no clue. *3 words ah

Your weakness? Your strength?

I’m very sensitive, i guess that is my biggest weakness but also my biggest strength.

What makes you different?

          Would have to ask my friends for that i would not know…

When did you decide to become an artist?

I have always been creative, since childhood. But around 26 i decided to leave my job to fully concentrate on my artic practice…started with poetry… but i was always taking on freelance jobs to survive in the mean time as it s hard to make a living with your work at the beginning

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

When you get an idea and a vision and it s just abstract and then it becomes concrete. I love editing for this.

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A few words about your favourite creation?

Sleepsound, the result of a very strong love I shared with someone.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

So many, Jonas Mekas, Maya Deren, Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly, Chantal Ackermann, Simone de Beauvoir.

Who would you like to work with someday and why?

Tyler the creator, cause I am fascinated by his brain. Not sure what we could do together but it would be fun.

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Working on a feminist piece which is very poetic and gentle, and a contemporary dance project with my best friend Anda dance related projects where performance is expressed to raise social awareness and bring a sense of equality amongst people.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

Love, friends, family. always first to me. I am ambitious but i would never sacrifice the people in my life for my career.

2020: Where are we going?

Given the circumstances we are living, i am traveling everywhere inside myself at the moment to become a better person for others.

When the going gets tough…

I go for a run, do meditation, or i listen to Stevie Wonder drink red wine and go for a good night out dancing with my friends. or alone at home. dancing always when it gets tough.

Your city’s favourite spots?

Der Belli, favourite fish restaurant. Via giulia, my street. Villa Pamphili for nature and silence.

Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?

A world where there are no social distinctions and we are all equal.

What would you do if you could change the World?

Stop hunger, make sure everyone is safe, loved and taken care of. End all suffering and fear.

If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?

A new consciousness

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Tell us about your future plans…

No future plans just present ones at the moment.

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

Too many, but There Goes My Baby of Otis Redding is one for sure.

Your #…?