After a Fine Art Bachelor on the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sophia Holst (1988, Geldrop, The Netherlands) started her Fine Art Master on the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She decided to interfere with the applied field of arts to investigate the border between art and design, and in specific between art and architecture. After her graduation she started her own studio in which she is studying the borders of both fields. To gain a greater insight into the practice of architecture she worked between 2013 and 2015 at the architecture studio of Anne Holtrop. Meanwhile she finished the technical building course at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Currently she is studying at the KU Leuven in Brussel to acquire her Masters in Architecture.
Sophia Holst is developing a physical practice next to a theoretical practice; studying architecture both by reading and writing and by looking and making. Most of her physical work exists as architectural interventions, which are as functional as nonfunctional, as folly as they are real. Her work is shown in exhibition-spaces, apartments, gardens, houses, academies and studio spaces.