FLURINA SOKOLL

Flurina Sokoll (born 1986 in Chur, Switzerland) lives and works in Bermuda. She studied Fine Art at Bern University of the Arts between 2012 and 2015, and at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, from 2016 to 2018, where she gained a distinction in her final grade. She initially aquired a Swiss Red Cross Diploma as a Nurse (HF) and worked in several hospitals in Switzerland between 2006 and 2014. She is the mother of two children. During her Fine Art BA Degree Course in Bern, the artist was participating in exhibitions such as It White at the Kulturesk Projektraum or The Reeboom at the Galerie Duflon-Racz. While she was studying in London, Flurina Sokoll participated in exhibitions such as Black & White Issue at the Crypt Gallery, Waste Not, Want Not at the Kunstraum Room., and As It Stands Unrefined Muted Abandoned at the Hundred Years Gallery. Between 2017 and 2018 Sokoll twice featured in the annual exhibition of artists from Graubünden at the Art Museum Graubünden and presented one of her works in the exhibition The Act of Homemaking – Claiming Space at the artist-run gallery Dada Post in Berlin. In 2018 she was nominated for the Adrian Carruthers Award and won the Slade Prize, and in 2019 she took part in the exhibition held as part of the Vordemberge-Gildewart bursary in Rapperswil’s Alte Fabrik. Flurina Sokoll is the first winner of the Art Association Graubünden’s Art Award, which comes with funding not only for a comprehensive solo exhibition at the Art Museum Graubünden, but also for the production of the Flurina Sokoll catalogue, published by Edizioni Periferia.

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