sophia moffa’s practice is focused on the connections between the plant kingdom and society, commenting on contemporary issues of privilege and inequalities within society. they use natural found materials sourced within the urban green spaces, creating works that often transform in parallel with the seasons in the city. their work is influenced by the belief that we live in an oversaturated environment, which clouds and persistently feeds the mind. Due to this, their works are cyclical, temporary, and sustainable. moffa often works collaboratively with artists across different countries to build on a more collaborative art world and practice, in particular with the Dhaka based collective ArtPro. In 2021 they also set up the travellers’ tree a CIC which runs art workshops in nature for asylum seekers living in hostels across the West Midlands. Merging art, physical activities, and nature together to enable refugees to have a safe space to express themselves and connect with the community and their new environment.
Currently they are working on a project called ‘Sense of Place’ with Creative Health CIC, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Art Gallery connecting their practice to the refugee and migrant community and the LGBTQIA+ community in both Birmingham and Walsall.