Sofia Maria Ohmer

Sofia Maria Ohmer is a first-year M.A. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, focusing on modern and contemporary art. She is particularly interested in how art evokes democratic processes, and in the challenges contemporary political art faces today. Moreover, she wants to investigate how political art is made, exhibited, and perceived in non-democratic countries. Sofia earned her B.A. at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany, where she majored in culture, communication & management. While at Zeppelin University she held positions as a student researcher and as Executive Student Coordinator for Seelicht Medialab, the university’s media initiative. She interned at the Südwestrundfunk, a major German public broadcasting corporation, where she primarily worked in the culture department. During her time as curator for the hybrid exhibition SILENT APOCALYPSE at Zeppelin University she became curious about the different possibilities of exhibiting art in virtual space.