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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