Sophia Cai


Sophia Cai 蔡晨昕 is a curator, arts writer and knitter. Sophia is particularly interested in Asian art histories, the intersections between contemporary art and craft, and feminist curatorial methodologies and community-building as forms of political resistance.

Sophia completed her Masters in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London in 2014, specialising in contemporary Chinese art post 1979. Prior to this, she graduated from the Australian National University with a First-Class Honours degree in Art History and Curatorship in 2011, receiving the Janet Wilkie Art History Prize for her thesis on contemporary Chinese photography.

As an independent curator Sophia has worked on a number of projects. Recent exhibitions include Sincerely Yours at West Space and Arts Project Australia, Home is More Than a Place at Hamilton Gallery with NETS Victoria, and The Four Letter Word at Artbank as part of its Emerging Curators Program. Her ongoing project Disobedient Daughters has been exhibited at Metro Arts (2018) and Counihan Gallery (2021), and was accompanied by a printed catalogue with newly commissioned writing by 10 Asian-Australian writers.