Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through artistic exploration and research. She is interested in the intersection between place and human perception thereof, throughout history. Her work manifests in immersive video installations and interventions in nature. As an artist she feels the responsibility to address subject matters society tends to neglect, including adverse impacts to the natural environment. While she wants to provoke thought and engage her audience intellectually, she is not interested in creating lasting art pieces, as she believes that our world is over-saturated with man-made products. She likes to unfold her work into large immersive experiences, however she prefers that her work lives on in its documentation only - and in her audiences’ memories. Sonja graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany and received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. She is based in San Francisco, however within the past few years she has been traveling extensively to explore her topics of art and research. She has received numerous artist residency grants and has shown her work nationally as well as internationally.