Sofia Borges (b.1984 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) lives and works between São Paulo and Paris. Borges graduated in Visual Arts from the Universidade de São Paulo in 2008. 


For over a decade Sofia Borges has been using the photographic medium to study philosophical notions and to question the mere act of representation itself. Her extensive field of research started at paleontology museums, caves and other spontaneous shrines of archetype archiving that more recently has evolved into a practice oscillating between performance, collage, image and metaphysics. Disconcertingly unfamiliar and unrelated objects are unified through her strong aesthetic language and subsequently further intertwined to the body of her work, always in a seemingly intrinsic manner.

Recent exhibitions include: Degas Borges - MASP, Museau de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2021), The Sun, The Sun. But The Unconcious of The Sun - Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2021). ‘It Was a White and Blazing Blind Fire’, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2020; ‘Being: New Photography’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2018); Curatorial project at 33rd São Paulo Biennial – ‘Affective Affinities: The Infinite history of things or the end of the tragedy of One’, São Paulo (2018); 7th Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu Arts Center, Daegu (2018); Il Coltello Nella Carne, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan (2018); ‘CORPO A CORPO’, Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo (2017); ‘Black Chalk and White Charcoal or The Myth of The Absent Matter’, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2016); ‘De Mineralis, pierres de visions’, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône, Alpes (2015).

Installation shots