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Sof Kreidstein

Canada - Nova Scotia

They/Them

Image 1: Sof lying in the grass and facing forward propped up on their elbows and smiling, wearing multi-textured long yarn/textile arm length gloves (an art piece of theirs). They are androgynous, small statured/thin, and pale skinned. They’re wearing pink tinted light sensitivity glasses, a dark purple vest over a black short sleeve and a black cap over their brown buzzed hair. Behind them are evergreens, shrubbery and an overcast sky.

Sof Kreidstein is an interdisciplinary artist, workshop facilitator, and curator living in Kjipuktuk in Mi’kma’ki (so-called Halifax, Nova Scotia). They are Jewish, neurodivergent, Mad, non-binary, and a white settler, exploring these intersections in their work. Throughout their studio practice, they experiment with transformation and generative destruction through installation, media arts, word weaving, object-making, performance, collaboration, and community engaged projects. Interested in illuminating intersections, Sof often gravitates toward thresholds between queer ritual, Jewish mysticism and tradition, cycles in growth/decay, madness, abjection, neurodiverse somatic/sensory experience, and institutional critique. With a poetic and responsive approach, they intertwine micro/macrocosms in material and affect; inspired by patterns in nature within and around them. In all that they do, Sof aims to cultivate spaces of curiosity and connection.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Curatorial Arts
  • Installation / Sculpture
  • Literary Arts
  • Digital Arts and Media

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Instructor
  • Activist / ally

Expertise:

  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening
  • Personal Support
  • Advisory Support

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer