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Sofie Hodara

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Art + Design

Education

  • M.F.A. in Visual Communication, Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • B.A. in Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania

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Sofie Hodara is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and a MFA in Dynamic Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA). Her multimedia work sits at the intersection of the art and design disciplines and integrates traditional and emerging media in service of social critique; results range in form from paper weavings and letterpress prints, to interactive installations, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence.

She has spoken at conferences and exhibited across the country, including at Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia PA, UC San Diego’s Calit2 Theater, and Goethe-Institut Boston. Her work is in the permanent collections of Tutt Library’s Special Collections and Archives at Colorado College and of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been featured in Fresh Paint Magazine (May 2016), Made in Mind Magazine (Fall 2015), the Journal of the New Media Caucus (V.11 N.02), and the Boston Globe (October 2018, June 2021). Hodara was a member artist at Bromfield Gallery (Boston, MA) from 2016 to 2019 and is co-founder of the International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, an artist-in-residence program based in Mangalia, Romania.

Her work is rooted in human-centered methodologies and is married with a deep interest in how we use – and should use – emerging technologies to be socially conscious and discerning makers.

Research/Publications Highlights

  • The Sidewalk Inside, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA, March 19 (2022)
  • Threads of Assumption, Goethe Institute, Boston MA; interactive performance and installation with Maria Finkelmeier, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Martha Rettig made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from The Boston Foundation (2021-current)
  • “Augmented Reality For the Classroom,” Interaction Design Education Summit, Milan, Italy, February 3 with Martha Rettig (2019)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness, Bromfield Gallery, Boston MA with Martha Rettig (2018)
  • Distance ≠ Time, IceBox Project Space, Philadelphia PA (catalogue); interactive installation and performance made possible through the generous support of Penn Treaty Special Services District and the Humanities Arts and Research Program at Michigan State University. (2017)
  • Performance, IDEAS Event: The Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine, Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego; Support from the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. (2016)