Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Sophia Contemporary Gallery Contemporary art gallery based in Mayfair, London showcasing art by emerging and established artists from around the world. Current exhibition: Ramin Shirdel - I am transforming into you.
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It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the closure of Sophia Contemporary. We have been privileged and honoured...
01/08/2018

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the closure of Sophia Contemporary. We have been privileged and honoured to collaborate with a group of incredibly talented artists from around the world and become a part of their lives and careers. We would like to thank them first and foremost for their passion, dedication and trust. We are also very grateful to the collectors, curators, art advisors, journalists and to all our collaborators and followers, art professionals and art lovers alike, who have supported our gallery.

Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult for young and mid-sized galleries like Sophia Contemporary to develop and thrive in the current art market. After much deliberation, we have taken the difficult decision to close the gallery in order to explore other opportunities. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives and remain committed to helping our artists' careers develop in our future roles in the art world.

Vassili Tsarenkov & Lali Marganiya

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo
03/07/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo

On Sunday, we closed Mayfair Art Weekend with a tour guided by Vassili Tsarenkov, one of the directors of the gallery. I...
03/07/2018

On Sunday, we closed Mayfair Art Weekend with a tour guided by Vassili Tsarenkov, one of the directors of the gallery. If you didn't make it, you may still come to see our current show 'Veronica Brovall: Wear the Hear', which will be on display through 28 July.

#sophiacontemporary #art #weartheheat #veronicabrovall

Veronica Brovall - Wear the Heat was listed in the Top 3 in artnet's Must-See Art Guide to London. Visit us to see these...
28/06/2018
Must-See Art Guide: London | artnet News

Veronica Brovall - Wear the Heat was listed in the Top 3 in artnet's Must-See Art Guide to London. Visit us to see these 'fierce ceramic and steel pieces full of texture and personality'.

This week's guide features Holly Coulis, Carol Bove, Veronica Broval, and more.

Sophia Contemporary Gallery 26th June 2018
27/06/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery 26th June 2018

ArtReview featured our gallery in their lead-up to Gallery HOP!, a part of Mayfair Art Weekend 2018. Join one of the gui...
25/06/2018
Mayfair Art Weekend Gallery HOP! ArtReview tours / ArtReview

ArtReview featured our gallery in their lead-up to Gallery HOP!, a part of Mayfair Art Weekend 2018. Join one of the guided tours from 6-8pm to attend a special viewing of Veronica Brovall - Wear the Heat exhibition!

With over forty participating galleries and three days of events, Mayfair Art Weekend opens with its Gallery HOP! on Friday 29th June – an evening of previews with galleries hosting special evening viewings and events from 6-8pm (with drinks sponsored by Sipsmith Gin). In the lead-up to Gallery HO...

Only two weeks left until the end of the 'Uncanny Memories' show. Come to our gallery in Mayfair, and have a look at the...
11/06/2018

Only two weeks left until the end of the 'Uncanny Memories' show. Come to our gallery in Mayfair, and have a look at the works of Jonathan Baldock, Genesis Belanger, Matthew Hansel, Matt Lipps, Theo Mercier and Adam Parker Smith.

We're open from 10am-6pm on weekdays, and 11am-5pm on Saturdays.

Want to know where Julia Bland or Afruz Amighi find their imagination or, as artnet's journalist Margaret Carrigan puts ...
23/05/2018
From Snakes and White T-Shirts to Vinyl LPs: 6 Artists Reveal the Good Luck Charms That Keep Them Inspired | artnet News

Want to know where Julia Bland or Afruz Amighi find their imagination or, as artnet's journalist Margaret Carrigan puts it, how they "get their creative juices flowing"?

Then, read this article!

#AfruzAmighi #JuliaBland #artnet

Artists tell us about the good luck charms—books, mementos, works of art, or other talismans—they keep to get their creative juices flowing.

23/05/2018

New instagram posts about one of the six artists in #UncannyMemories: Jonathan Baldock.

If you are curious to know more about his previous and upcoming exhibitions, as well as his personal background and thoughts, click down below:

21/05/2018

Don't miss out! Check out our instagram page for more daily updates and news about our exhibitions at @sophiacontemporary.

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo
16/05/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo

'Uncanny Memories': 11 May - 23 June 2018
14/05/2018

'Uncanny Memories': 11 May - 23 June 2018

About last night: We would like to thank you for joining us at the Private View of 'Uncanny Memories'. The exhibition is...
12/05/2018

About last night: We would like to thank you for joining us at the Private View of 'Uncanny Memories'. The exhibition is now open and will run through 23 June 2018. Here is the Sophia Contemporary team with Adam Parker Smith's humorous sculptures. @adamparkersmith
@smushki @lali.marganiya @irenebarontini @vassilitsarenkov

#PrivateView #Opening #UncannyMemories #AdamParkerSmith #sophiacontemporary #contemporary #art #mayfair #london

Here's Blouin Artinfo's article featuring our upcoming exhibition, 'Uncanny Memories'. The exhibition will be on view fr...
04/05/2018
‘Uncanny Memories’ at Sophia Contemporary, London | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Here's Blouin Artinfo's article featuring our upcoming exhibition, 'Uncanny Memories'. The exhibition will be on view from May 11 through June 23, 2018, at Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4QB. But if you can't wait and you want to be the first to see it, join us at our opening reception on the 10th of May!

The group exhibition will feature young artists exploring the themes of the uncanny and surrealism through a variety of media. Six artists from the UK, the US, and France – Jonathan Baldock, Genesis Belanger, Matthew Hansel, Matt Lipps, Theo Mercier, and Adam Parker Smith will showcase their new a...

01/05/2018

Only two days until the closure of our current exhibition, 'Portal'. Do not hesitate and come visit us in our Mayfair gallery, at W1K 4QB.

Check out TRT World's interview with Iva Gueorguieva and Dona Nelson on our latest exhibition, 'Portal'. The segment con...
04/04/2018
Abstract Expressionism in London

Check out TRT World's interview with Iva Gueorguieva and Dona Nelson on our latest exhibition, 'Portal'. The segment contributes to the dialogue about female abstract artists, giving an insight of the painters' relationship and friendship.

After a much needed rest and (maybe too much) chocolate, we are pleased to announce that we are once again open as usual.
'Iva Gueorguieva/ Dona Nelson: Portal' will be open until the 2nd of May, so come and see it as soon as you can!

If you would like to watch the whole video, click here: https://www.trtworld.com/video/showcase/abstract-expressionism-in-london/5abc92fc1b01722a81cbca73

Keeping you up to beat with the latest in the arts and culture scene.

28/03/2018

"When I was in second grade, my mother took an art class. I loved her little wooden art box with rows of heavy tubes of oil paint. I would take the tubes out of the box, take the caps off, and smell the paint. I liked it much better than crayons. From then on, I was a painter." — Dona Nelson (Elana Eda, 2014)

Sophia Contemporary is proud to present at Art Dubai 2018 a curated presentation of new paintings and sculptures by Afru...
22/03/2018

Sophia Contemporary is proud to present at Art Dubai 2018 a curated presentation of new paintings and sculptures by Afruz Amighi, Iva Gueorguieva, Amir Nikravan and Konrad Wyrebek.

Art Dubai Contemporary is extraordinarily diverse. The 2018 fair features 78 galleries from 42 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Likewise, the artists range from emerging and upcoming practitioners from lesser-known art capitals to household names. The works cover all artistic media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance.

If you wish to view our presentation, join us in Booth C12 at #ArtDubai2018.

21/03/2018

"I believe that abstraction allows access to a different type of visuality. I move from vivid images based in experience that crowd the space on the surface of my eyes…but I make the paintings with my body; I see them with my body." — Iva Gueorguieva (Art Haps, 2014)

This is Blouin Artinfo's article about our first two-person show, Portal, available in our gallery until the 2nd of May....
19/03/2018
Iva Gueorguieva and Dona Nelson’s ‘Portal' at Sophia Contemporary, London | BLOUIN ARTINFO

This is Blouin Artinfo's article about our first two-person show, Portal, available in our gallery until the 2nd of May.

Don't be shy and come have a look to the artistic, "intergenerational visual dialogue" between the two artists, Iva Gueorguieva and Dona Nelson.

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2853375/iva-gueorguieva-and-dona-nelsons-portal-at-sophia

The exhibition titled “Portal" is the first two-person show of American artists Iva Gueorguieva and Dona Nelson. These two artists come from two successive generations of artists whose work is at the forefront of contemporary abstraction in the United States. Using the modes of painting and sculpt...

Iva Gueorguieva / Dona Nelson: Portal
17/03/2018

Iva Gueorguieva / Dona Nelson: Portal

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo
17/03/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo

Sophia Contemporary Gallery
12/03/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Sophia Contemporary Gallery
12/03/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Reza Derakshani - Hunting The Light
30/01/2018

Reza Derakshani - Hunting The Light

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo
30/01/2018

Sophia Contemporary Gallery's cover photo

Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia has just released an article about 'Reza Derakshani - Hunting the Light'. Check out the link ...
30/01/2018
Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia

Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia has just released an article about 'Reza Derakshani - Hunting the Light'.

Check out the link below to view the full article!

#BazaarArtArabia #HuntingTheLight #RezaDerakshani #SophiaContemporary

Relish the colourful works by Iranian-American artist Reza Derakshani, showing at Sophia Contemporary Gallery in London until 10 March. #ArtNews #ArtExhibitions #LondonArtExhibitions #DailyArt #Art #HarpersBazaarArt

Read Kayhan Life's report about our current show #HuntingTheLight. The exhibition runs through 10 March. #RezaDerakshani...
30/01/2018

Read Kayhan Life's report about our current show #HuntingTheLight. The exhibition runs through 10 March.

#RezaDerakshani #HuntingTheLight #Sophiacontemporary #London

At first glance, paintings in a new London exhibition (Sophia Contemporary Gallery) titled “Hunting for Light” by the Iranian master Reza Derakshani are deceptive. The large canvases look like abstract fusions of pink, blue, or pale green but look more closely and you'll discover hunters, horsemen, pomegranates, and lines of poetic verse scrawled in Persian script.

To see some of the work on show and read our revealing interview with the artist, visit kayhanlife.com
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#RezaDerakshani #iranianartist #modernart #britishmuseum #londonartgallery #sophiacontemporarygallery #huntingthelight #themet #kayhanlife

Lumiere Festival 2018 is back in town, just in time to catch the final days of ‘Afruz Amighi - Echo’s Chamber’. #lumiere...
18/01/2018

Lumiere Festival 2018 is back in town, just in time to catch the final days of ‘Afruz Amighi - Echo’s Chamber’.

#lumierelondon #lumiere #sophiacontemporarygallery #light #shadows #monochrome #EchosChamber #art #contemporaryart #mayfair #lumieremayfair #London #lumiereLDN #lumierelondon2018

We've just been featured in Artscoops. In this interview, co-founder of Sophia Contemporary, Vassili Tsarenkov discusses...
13/01/2018
East meets West | Artscoops

We've just been featured in Artscoops. In this interview, co-founder of Sophia Contemporary, Vassili Tsarenkov discusses bonds created between East and West, market trends and past & future exhibitions.

EAST MEETS WEST A relatively young gallery located in the heart of Mayfair, Sophia Contemporary is fast making a name for itself as an ideally positioned hub on a mission to promote global dialogue through art. Co-founder Vassili Tsarenkov discusses the hows, whys and what’s next with Artscoops Wh...

Check out Lizzy Vartanian Collier's article about 'Echo's Chamber' on her Gallery Girl blog! #AfruzAmighi #SophiaContemp...
10/01/2018
Gallery Girl meets Afruz Amighi

Check out Lizzy Vartanian Collier's article about 'Echo's Chamber' on her Gallery Girl blog!

#AfruzAmighi #SophiaContemporary #Art #Mayfair #London

The drawings and sculptures that comprise Afruz Amighi’s current exhibition Echo’s Chamber at Sophia Contemporary in London were inspired by the permanent collections housed inside the Metropolitan…

Our current exhibition 'Afruz Amighi: Echo's Chamber' has been featured in the 'Three to See' section of The Art Newspap...
18/12/2017
The Art Newspaper

Our current exhibition 'Afruz Amighi: Echo's Chamber' has been featured in the 'Three to See' section of The Art Newspaper. Our exhibition runs through 19 January, don't miss a chance to see it!

From Michael Armitage’s powerful Gauguin-like scenes at the South London Gallery and Afruz Amighi’s feminine shadows at Sophia Contemporary Gallery to Marguerite Humeau's hypnotic installation at Tate Britain.

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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

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