Sophia Simensky is an interdisciplinary visual artist, working across performance, writing and sculpture; creating spaces to renegotiate relationships, language and collective experiences, informed by a background in performance design. Her current work focus's on performance economies, such scenographic agency, scores and participation with in live art.
She Studied Design for Performance at Wimbledon College of Art and has designed productions across the UK and in the West End. She was a recent resident artist at Wysing Arts Centre and currently an Associate Maker with First Site, Colchester.
Residencies and Scholarships:
Leverhulme Scholarship // Wysing Arts Centre. 2015
Associate Makers residency // First Sight, Colchester. 2015
Research and Performance Lab at Le Plongeoir // Lyon. 2015.
Time and Space Residency // Metal Liverpool, 2014.
Weave: an arts platform // Brussels, 2013
SLIP/SLAP/SEEP // created as part of the Time and Space Residency at Metal Liverpool, 2014.
Perhaps you will feel as if you are in the middle of some Circumstance' // Performance installation at Wysing Arts Centre, 2015.
Previous design credits for theatre include:
Muscovado (Theatre 503, 2015)
Don Quixote ( Jackson's Lane, 2014)
It Never Ends (Theatre 503, 2014
Dog Days (Theatre 503, 2014)
Operation Crucible (Finborough, 2013)
The Altitude Brothers (Snuffbox Theatre, 2013)
The Magic Flute (Riverside Studios, 2013)
The Tailor-Made Man (Arts Theater. 2013)
An Incident at the Border (Trafalgar studios 2012)
Oranges on the Brain (Pegasus Oxford 2012)
You and Me (Little Soldier Productions, Greenwhich Theatre, 2012)
Costume design for theatre:
The Grand Tour (Finborough, 2015)
Carthage (Finborough, 2014)
Cape, Synergy Theatre Project (Unicorn Theatre, 2013)
Events While Guarding the Bofor's Gun (Finborough, 2012)
Burning Bird, Synergy Theatre Project (Unicorn Theatre, 2012)
Design for film:
Zombies Next Door: Pilot commissioned by CBBC (Directed by Marc Price, 2015)
Screaming Guns (Directed by Dave Nolan, 2012)
Visiting artist. South Essex College. 2015
Visiting artist. BFI Future Films: On set design. 2014