Bio

Sara Holwerda grew up in an unincorporated small town in central Michigan named after the plant that killed Socrates. She went on to be fully educated in the state, with a BFA from University of Michigan and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

The almost constant performance required of women in society, at every stage in their life, is a cultural condition that Holwerda investigates and responds to in her work. She is a survivor of male violence, a former competitive figure skater and a retired cocktail waitress.

Holwerda is co-creator of Extended Practice. She is a member of EyeSplice Collective and is on the Programming Board of Nightingale Cinema.

She lives and works in Chicago with her husband and son.

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