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Sofia Defino Leiby (*1989, St. Paul, US) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo shows include Sweetwater, Berlin (2021) and ‘ΥΛΗ[matter]HYLE, Athens (2018). She has also recently been included in group exhibitions at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Sweetwater, Berlin; Regatta 2, Düsseldorf; and Page (NYC), New York; among others. Her work and her writing have been featured in Artforum, Artnews, and Texte zur Kunst; Bauer Verlag will publish a forthcoming book of her prose in 2022. Leiby received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt.