Sandro Kopp

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Sandro Kopp
Born1978 (age 44–45)
PartnerTilda Swinton (2004–present)

Sandro Kopp (born 1978) is a German–New Zealand visual artist based in Scotland.[1] His work explores the intersection of classical painting and digital technology.


Kopp grew up in Germany and obtained his Abitur with main subjects in fine art and English in 1998.[2] He then emigrated to New Zealand, his mother's home country,[2] in 2000 where he lived and studied in Wellington.[1]

Since 2006, Kopp has been based in Nairn in the Highland region of Scotland, working primarily on oil portraits of family and friends painted from Skype conversations.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kopp has been in a relationship with actress Tilda Swinton since 2004.[citation needed] Kopp does not have children.


Kopp's work has been exhibited internationally. A list of some recent exhibitions include:


  1. ^ a b c "About Sandro Kopp". Sandro Kopp Official Website. Archived from the original on 14 December 2016.[self-published source]
  2. ^ a b "Sandro Kopp: Biography". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Sandro Kopp, Feedbackloop". Five Eleven. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Exhibitions: Sono Qui, Sandro Kopp". Otto Zoo.
  5. ^ "Sono Qui, Sandro Kopp". ATP Diary. 11 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Sandro Kopp 'SONO QUI' Exhibition Opening at Otto Zoo, Milan". Purple Diary. 16 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Sandro Kopp: Analogue". Galerie Antoine Laurentin (in French). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality". Victoria Miro gallery.
  9. ^ StudiO'Connor. "Bottletop Foundation: Cinematic Visions" – via Vimeo.
  10. ^ Higgins, Charlotte (13 October 2013). "Sandro Kopp Plush-toy Portraitist". The Guardian.
  11. ^ Zing, Tsjeng (2014). "Fiercely Loved Fetishes". Dazed Digital.
  12. ^ Bates, Tony (11 October 2012). "Sandro Kopp: Mediated Presence". Nowness.
  13. ^ "Istanbul '74 Presents Sandro Kopp: There You Are". Lehmann Maupin.
  14. ^ "Skype's the Limit for Portrait Painter". CNN. 10 February 2012 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "INSIGHTS II". Kunst/Halle Heidelberg.
  16. ^ Lever, Caroline (2011). "Sandro Kopp's Skype Sittings". DAZED Digital.
  17. ^ "INSIGHTS". Kunst/Halle Heidelberg.
  18. ^ "Sandro Kopp: Not A Still Frame (Hybrid)". AnOther. 21 October 2010.
  19. ^ "PRESENT". HP Garcia Gallery. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008.
  20. ^ "BP Portrait Award 2007".

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