Sophia Oppel is an interdisciplinary arts practitioner and researcher interested in examining digital interfaces and physical architectures as parallel sites of power. Oppel deploys transparent substrates —glass, mirror and the screen— as a framework to consider the paradoxes of legibility under surveillance capitalism. Currently, Oppel is interested in addressing both the complicity with, and refusal of, biometric capture on a bodily scale.
Oppel received a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto in 2021, and is based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Oppel received her BFA from OCAD University in 2018, and has exhibited locally and internationally, including exhibitions at Arsenal Contemporary, InterAccess Gallery, Queen Specific, Gallery TPW, Bunker 2, Forest City Gallery, and Xpace Cultural Center.