Jennifer Sova is an artist, curator, and arts advocate. Her interdisciplinary art practice acts as a resistance to the patriarchy. Through her investigation of masculinity and deconstruction of social expectations, she examines systems of oppression to provide agency and create change. Most recently, she has changed her surname as a part of her Reclamation, a feminist performance of reclaiming one’s self. This began February 26th, 2018 and will continue until the legal process of her name change is complete.
Sova is interested in the intersection of art, activism, and creative communities. As a creative response to the current political climate, Sova founded The Overlook, a mission-driven liminal arts project. As founder and director of the Overlook, she provides emerging women artists, queer artists, and artists of color a platform through mindful programming and residencies.
Sova’s work has been exhibited and screened at Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), Local Project (Long Island, NY), One One Six Two Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), The Dojo (Chicago, IL), and The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as a part of Chicagoland Shorts Film Festival. She was a LAUNCH resident at Chicago Artist Coalition and participated in the Multitude Residency at The Overlook. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago with concentrations in gender studies and business. She is currently based in Chicago.