Sofia Kapnissi

Sofia Kapnissi

The Hague, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

About Sofia Kapnissi

My work reflects on the dreamtime as a space complimentary to the real time and as an aid for finding relief. Dreamtime and real time are tightly connected making the life we live. My paintings depict the intensity of life; bright colors or black and white, abstract or figurative, show life itself. I love this intensity and wouldn't paint anything less.
Sofia Kapnissi (Athens, 1966) studied painting at the Aristotle University in Greece and at the Free Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands; for a period as a NUFFIC grantee. She is co-founder of the Gaidaro Foundation which from 1999-2008 presented projects advocating for wide participation in the art practice and presentation.
Painting is her main activity but she also works with engraving, textile, video and text. She lives and works in the Netherlands.


2016 MA Media Studies, Leiden University - Netherlands
1996-98 Free Academy for Visual Arts, The Hague - Netherlands
1996 NUFFIC scholarship for art studies
1990 BA in Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece


Opened 16 January 2021: 11th 'From Lausanne to Beijing' International Fiber Art Biennale 2020 - online at
And on Instagram @lbfiberart

Recent: 10 OCT-15 NOV 2020
Group show 'On paper' at Dekka-Arts gallery in Margate, UK.(

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2020 group show "On paper" at Dekka-arts gallery, Margate, UK
2020 group show "The Secret Spaces"
2019 group show "The Secret Spaces"
2019 group show, gallery "Sholeio", in Athens-Greece.
2018 group show, Gallery "Eos", in Athens-Greece
2017 TexpoArt – 4th International Triennial of Textile Arts, Universitatea Naționala de Arte "George Enescu", Iasi, Romania
2017 ‘Small Treasures’, E.KA.TE., Nicosia, Cyprus
2016 Symposium/ Residency ‘Dysfunctionalities in contemporary Art II’, in Limassol-Cyprus
2016 'Monumental Drawings" at Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague, NL
2016 9th International ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ Fiber Art Biennale, Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2016 ArtAttack Rotterdam, NL
2015 ArtAttack Rotterdam, NL
2015 KoelnerListe, Koeln, Germany
2014 solo, Wijn&Kunst, The Hague, NL
2014 8th International ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ Fiber Art Biennale, 1895 creative cultural industry park, Nantong, China
2014 Berliner Liste Art Fair (booth P0.05), Berlin
2013 Chaniart/ visual arts journeys in the regional unit of Chania, textile art exhibition «Dialogues of Ariadne and Penelope», September 2-14, Crete, Greece
2013 6th International Exhibition MINI ART TEXTILE, June 18-30, Kherson, Ukraine
2012 Aanwas, Amsterdam, NL
2012 7th International ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong, China
2012 Mama: motherhood around the globe, International Museum of Women, on-line
2011 VI International Biennial of Textile Art, Xalapa, Mexico
2010 MELT-the East End Art Fair, London