Sophia Borowska is an artist and weaver
based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal. Her
installation-based work explores the intersection
between textiles, the body, and the built
environment. Borowska’s research delves into
process and place, responding to specific sites
through haptic and obsessive textile practices.
Beginning her textile studies at the Capilano
University Textile Arts Program, Borowska went
on to complete her BFA in Fibres and Material
Practices at Concordia University in 2016. Her final
year thesis project on digital weaving resulted
in a book and website entitled Data Excess
(www.data-excess.com). This research into digital
culture led her to join the board of administrators
at Ada X, a feminist artist-run centre supporting
new media arts, in 2019.
Borowska has exhibited across Canada, mostly
presenting at artist-run centres and DIY,
site-specific events. Some spaces that have
particularly informed her career include articule
and La Centrale in Montréal, Gallery Jones in
Vancouver, and Centre Matéria in Québec.
Her latest solo exhibition, Megastrukturer, was
presented at Pakhus Gallery in Denmark in the
spring of 2020. She has participated in residencies
at Kunstkollektivet 8B and La Maison des métiers
d’art de Québec. Borowska’s sculptural approach
to weaving and textiles has earned her grants
and awards from institutions including the
Handweavers’ Guild of America, Canada Council,
CALQ, and SODEC.