Zsofia Schweger

Originally from Szeged, Hungary, Zsofia is currently studying for her B.A. in Studio Art and Comparative Literature at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She has worked as gallery assistant at the Jewett Gallery of Art and interned at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

“At Wellesley, I have arrived at the beginning of a specific body of work that includes drawing, painting, and video. As a Hungarian international student, I am most interested in visual communications of distance, displacement, and memory.

While I am a huge enthusiast of international exchange, I admit the challenges it has occasionally brought me since I first moved abroad by myself as a 16-year-old.

I spent much of 2010 working on projects that addressed grief and mourning from a distance, displaced, alone. I have used appropriating techniques where I have meticulously and obsessively copied, drawn, oil painted, and re-recorded family photographs and videos. I sought to articulate memory, the passing of time, longing, and homesickness.”