Ida Sophia (b. 1989) is an Tarntanya/Adelaide-based artist whose practice is focused on durational live art, participatory performance and sculpture. Ida explores and facilitates our human need for ritual, contemplation and completion by slowing down the dilution of ceremony.
In 2021 Ida created her most ambitious performance ‘Regret’, a 28 day long, participatory work. ’Regret’ spanned 178 hours in total, 6 hours per day and was featured on the ABC Artshow.
Ida has developed her practice through rigorous training with The Marina Abramovic Institute (Greece, 2019), Guillermo Gomez Peña’s La Pocha Nostra troupe (Italy, 2020), PAS (Performance Art Studies) with Johannes Deimling (Online, 2020) and Vest&Page’s Venice International Performance Art Week (Italy, 2020). Ida has been mentored by Joseph Morgan Schofield (Artist/co-ordinator of the Live Art Development Agency, UK), Joshua Soafer (Artist, UK) Voin Voinov (Artist/Curator, Æther, Sofia) and Boris Kostadinov (Curator, Scope Berlin). Ida is currently attending Adelaide Central School of Art, BVA.
Ida has performed and exhibited locally and internationally including: Adelaide Festival Centre (Adelaide 2022), Floating Goose Studios (Adelaide, 2021), The Venice International Performance Art Week: Dissenting Bodies Marking Time (Italy, 2020), Sofia Art Week (Bulgaria, 2020), South Australian Living Artist Festival (Adelaide, 2020), Æther (Bulgaria 2019), ACU Gallery (Melbourne 2019), Soft Power Palace (Stuttgart 2018).
LIVE DREAMS: DISTANCE, 2022