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Hi, I'm Sarah.

I'm a German-Chinese multidisciplinary creative with a lifetime subscription to dumplings. I also own a lot of denim.

In our contemporary era of fast-paced sound bites and flashes of imagery, I romanticise the idea of slowing viewers down with my photographs. Especially having grown up in a city like Hong Kong. Seeking out quiet moments in people, places and the in-between; I like to be aware of what makes me stop in this world. And frankly, it's how I stay sane.

 

After spending some time as a photographer in Oakland, I moved back to Hong Kong and worked in galleries, publications, graphic, web, fashion, and product design.

I started a blog that turned into a creative agency called TwentyBliss, which allowed me to work as a multidisciplinary creative with a variety of different brands and clients through design, content, art direction, curation, product development and sourcing talent both locally and internationally. I am also an active partner for Art Basel and Art Central in Hong Kong.

I love storytelling and all things digital. Probably cooler online than I am IRL.

Currently based in: Toronto. Available worldwide.

 

 
I first discovered Sarah through being a fan of her photography and looking at her work at TwentyBliss, a business she founded herself. I am confident in her creative skills and knowledge to produce fantastic storytelling projects. She is passionate and dedicated in what she does, and has an undeniable talent.
— KELLY HARRINGTON, H&M
As someone who tells stories for a living – I’ve seen first hand the power they have. I’ve also experienced it myself. In a world where we’re all increasingly disconnected (despite social media) stories bring us together. They inspire. They make us think. 

Sarah brings projects to life beautifully – not just because she has a keen eye for denim, unique taste and a way with words. But also because she’s an amazing listener. She’s able to connect with people in a way that draws out stories people can’t resist reading. She creates connections.
— LIZ KREUGER, E3 RELOADED
The thought of sharing art with the world can scare the bejeezus out of any creative, regardless of age or experience. This is why we celebrate creativity as an act of beauty and of courage. Sarah Köhler is a kindred spirit: Based in Hong Kong, she saw lots of young creative talent that deserved to be shared and celebrated.
— DESIGNGOOD
Sarah Kohler is one of our favorite movers and shakers. In an industry that often looks to curators and critics to decide what is assigned value, making time, space, and a platform for young talent to get exposure is critical. Sarah made the jump out on her own before most of her peers – a bold move that is paying off!
— CREATIVE EXECUTIVE
 

EXHIBITIONS


2015
ARTISTS FOR NEPAL
Platform, Hong Kong

ROSE
Foster Eastman Gallery, Vancouver

#URBANHACKS
Teakha, Hong Kong


VOLCOM PRESENTS: HONG KONG PHOTOGRAPHY
Boomshack, Hong Kong

2014
TWENTYBLISS LA
Hatakeyama Gallery, Los Angeles

TWENTYBLISSxBESTBEVHK: ART AND BEER
Boom Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
TWENTYBLISS

Haji Gallery, Hong Kong 
 

2011
PAPAYAS, ALIGATORS AND PRAYER FLAGS

Bruce Galleries, San Francisco

CHIMERA EXHIBTION
College Avenue Gallery, Oakland

2009
SUPERFLAT SUMMER
W Hotel, Hong Kong


SELECTED PRESS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


Creative Executive
Jumpstart
TimeOut
WestEast
Milk

Interrupt Mag
Disposable Mag
DesignGood
Culture
Tao

99U
Global Young Entrepreneruship Forum
Visa Geeza

 


FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @SARAH.KOHLER 

E-Mail: hello(at)sarah-kohler.com

Links: TwentyBliss | AEXELKÖHLER