Offering a strong knowledge of the contemporary art scene Sofia Sokolov has an academic and professional background encompassing a Masters Degree in Art History / Cultural Studies as well as Curator Certification in Duesseldorf, Berlin and Tel Aviv.
Combining a passion for art with organisational and technical acumen, Sofia contributed to successes and ventures for Galerie Voss in Duesseldorf, City Museum Duesseldorf, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Janusz Korczak Academy NRW.
Sofia speaks English, German, Russian, and Czech. Since 2017 Sofia has lived in Munich, where she works on her PhD, analyzing Joseph Beuys influence on contemporary Israeli art.
Munich is well-known for its good reputation in the art world. The city provides a lively contemporary art platform through it's newly built museums and art spaces, which attract art-lovers and art-collectors from around the world.
The Museums platform offers a huge program in three Pinacotheques: Old Pinakothek, New Pinakothek, and Pinakothek der Moderne. The last one was built to contain four major museums under one roof and is one of the largest museums in the world for art, architecture and design of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In addition to its museums, Munich has outstanding private collections, such as the Goetz Collection and the Brandhorst Museum. Young art can be found in many famous galleries such as Galerie Christine Mayer, Bedorah Schamoni, Nir Altmann Galerie and a new art-project, LOVAAS.
Sofia prepares and curates tours specifically for each individual or group, within tours of museums, galleries and artist studios in Munich.
Together, we enter into a discussion of contemporary art, we learn how to read the language of art, and how to reveal the symbolism behind it. The primary concern is to make sure every visitor feels comfortable and free to ask any question. The perception of art is subjective and an artwork can only be created in a dialog between the work and the viewer, Sofia´s role is to strengthen and intensify the dialogue and viewer´s perception.