Sophia Wang

Artist Entrepreneur and Dancer in San Francisco, California

Sophia Wang

Artist Entrepreneur and Dancer in San Francisco, California

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I am a writer, a dance and movement artist, and a creative entrepreneur.

With artist and inventor Phil Ross, I co-founded MycoWorks, a biomaterials company that is creating natural alternatives to leather and polymer foams, using mushroom mycelium.

My creative practice takes the form of collaborations with performance artists, writers, and visual and sound artists to create multimedia, movement-based works. I am co-founder of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company and have danced for artists Tino Sehgal, Xavier Le Roy, Jérôme Bel, Amara Tabor-Smith, and Xandra Ibarra.

I earned a PhD in English from U.C. Berkeley, and I integrate my research and performance practices through writing and curation focused on critical somatics: thinking with and as bodies.

With artist and educator Lisa Rybovich Crallé, I co-produce Heavy Breathing, a series of critical somatics workshops. The series has received support from Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Award, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, the SF Art Book Fair, and the YBCA Fellows Program. In 2018, Heavy Breathing A/V launches at YBCA Pubic Square, the Bangkok Biennial, and Meme Space (Taipei).

Photo credit: Leif Hedendal

  • Work
    • www.mycoworks.com
  • Education
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • Columbia University