Sofia El Khyari

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Major project:

The Porous Body

A young woman who lives in her thoughts goes back to the sea to centre herself. As she dives into the water, she dives under her skin and penetrates her psychological wrapping.


  • Driven by a visceral desire for creation and a fascination for movement and colour, I taught myself the art of animation before joining the RCA.

    I do mixed-media films, and my main focus is delivering an atmosphere within the film. Poetry, energy, spirituality, absurdity and surrealism are themes that I explore. Within my work one may also find a recurring female figure, powerful and troubling, but infinitely soft.

  • Previous degrees

  • Foundation year, Ateliers Beaux Arts de Paris, 2015; MA Management of Creative Industries, Kedge Business School, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Co-founder at Panuma//
  • Awards

  • Public Prize, FICAM Meknes, 2018
  • Funding

  • Aquimob Bordeaux
Royal College of Art