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b. 1984, Brazil

Sofia Borges Biography

Sofia Borges received her BA in Visual Arts from the University of São Paulo in 2008, receiving on this year five art awards for her artistic research and production. From 2009 to 2011 Borges presented seven solo shows in Brazil, was selected by Rumos Itaú Cultural, was highlighted by the Bolsa Iberê Camargo, won the Premio Porto Seguro de Fotografia, was nominated to the Foam Paul Huf Award 2010 and in 2011 her work featured the Modern Art Museum of São Paulo. In 2012 Sofia was the youngest artist invited to the 30th São Paulo Biennial. In 2013, she was nominated to the BES Photo Award, once again to the Foam Paul Huf Award, was granted with the acquisition prize of Centro Cultural São Paulo, and also presented solo shows in Mexico City, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon and São Paulo, and featured works in Rio de Janeiro, Denver and Oslo. In 2014 the artist was for the third time the Brazilian nomination to the dutch Foam Award and presented her works in London, Los Angeles, Lyon, São Paulo, Doha, and Beijing. In 2015, besides solo show in Paris and group shows in Brazil, France and Canada, Sofia developed the No Sound, her first experimental project as curator and since then she has been engaged in developing her research about image in collaboration with writers, philosophers, musicians, and other artists, transforming her exhibitions even more in spaces of investigation. In 2016 Borges presented solo exhibitions in Vienna and Amsterdam and wan the British First Book Award with her autoral project The Swamp, inspired by her exploration of the prehistoric caves in the South of France, the book was launched together with a solo show at PhotoLondon 2016. In 2017 presented a solo show in Athens and was granted with the Bolsa ZUM from Instituto Moreira Salles with her research about the tragedy. In 2018 Borges is presented her work at Being: The New Photography exhibition at MoMA and is engaged as curator at the 33rd São Paulo Biennial.

Sofia Borges Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork painting, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Gouache on printed silk
99 x 67 cm
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Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Gouache on photography printed on cotton paper
30.5 x 20.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork works on paper, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Washi paper with gold and silver on photography printed on cotton paper
20.5 x 30.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork works on paper, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Washi paper with gold and silver on photography printed on cotton paper
20.5 x 30.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork works on paper, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Washi paper with gold and silver on photography printed on cotton paper
20.5 x 30.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork works on paper, photography
Sofia BorgesUntitled, 2021Monotype on paper, unique
55 x 40 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Photographic Assemblage #19 from series The Unconscious of a Dance of Degas by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork photography
Sofia BorgesPhotographic Assemblage #19 from series The Unconscious of a Dance of Degas, 2020Mineral pigment on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305g paper
81 x 55 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
The Smiling Blind Golden God by Sofia Borges contemporary artwork photography
Sofia BorgesThe Smiling Blind Golden God, 2019Mineral pigment print on cotton paper
225 x 150 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery

Sofia Borges Recent Exhibitions

Sofia Borges Represented By

Mendes Wood DM contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Mendes Wood DM Brussels, New York, São Paulo
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