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Sandro Kopp was born in 1978 in Heidelberg, Germany, of New Zealand and German descent. He started drawing and painting at a very young age and subsequently never even thought about getting a proper job. He had his first solo exhibition when he was seven years old, his second when he was fifteen.
Having grown up in Germany and then emigrated to New Zealand - his mother's homeland- in 2000, after graduating Abitur majoring in Fine Art and English. The following three years were spent studying, painting and exhibiting in Wellington, New Zealand, where he lived in the creative collective The Factory. After leaving New Zealand in 2005, some years where spent nomadically roaming around between Italy, New York, France and the UK. Since 2009 he is based in the Highlands of Scotland. He has been working primarily on portraits painted from Skype conversations and on portraits of teddy-bears and similar transitional objects as mediations of the owner's presence.
Some recent exhibitions include :
-June 2013 Cinematic Visions, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
-October 2012 Mediated Presence, 6 Fitzroy Square, London
-January 2012 There You Are. Lehmann Maupin, New York
-November 2011 Krauts Projects: in/sights. Heidelberg, Germany
-May 2011 Being with You, Istancool, Istanbul, Turkey
-December 2010 Krauts Gallery: Kunst/Halle, Heidelberg, Germany
-November 2010 Artist Residency, TSKW, Florida
-October 2010. Not a still Frame, Brachfeld Gallery, Paris.
-March 2009, Krauts Gallery: Go Figure. Frankfurt, Germany
-May 2008. PRESENT. HP Garcia Gallery, New York
-April 2008, Krauts Gallery: Creative Clash. Mannheim Castle, Germany
-March 2008, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, BP Awards
-November 2007 Junge Kunst 69, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
-November 2007. REAL- Internationales Symposium figurativer Malerei. Heidelberg, Germany
-June 2007, The National Portrait Gallery, London, BP Awards