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).
Sofia Borges | it was a white and blazing blind fire24 Jan - 29 Feb 2020Preview: Thursday, 23 January 7.00pm Galerie Kandlhofer is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Sofia Borges. For over a decade 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...Read more
Sofia Borges | Revision7 - 21 Jun 2016SOFIA BORGES REVISION & THE SWAMP “Reality as mud as dense as air” reads the spine of Sofia Borges’ book The Swamp, and equally, the series of photographs that she presents is as leaden as it is impenetrable. Spanning a seven-year period, it largely records Borges’ countless visits to...Read more
Sofia BorgesInstallation view XLI, 2020
Sofia BorgesInstallation view XXVII, 2020
Sofia BorgesInstallation view XXXVII, 2020
Sofia BorgesLa Petite Danseuse #5 from Essay for a Sculpture, 2020Mineral Pigment on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305 g paper190 x 136 cm
74 3/4 x 53 1/2 in
Sofia BorgesSculpture Dance #1, Essay for a Sculpture , 2020Photoinstallation, wallpaper printing425 x 870 cm
167 3/8 x 342 1/2 inEd. of 2 plus artist`s proof
Sofia BorgesO irrevelável / The unrevealable, 2019Pigment print on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305g paper283 x 200 cm
111 3/8 x 78 3/4 inEdition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof (#2/2)
Sofia BorgesThe Unfathomable, 2019Pigment print on Canon Pro-6000 on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305g paper with LUCIA PRO ink, mounted on Dibond 3mm, no frame. Printed and mounted in January 2020 by Print & Frame Vienna, Austria.200 x 300 cm
78 3/4 x 118 1/8 inEdition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
Sofia BorgesThe Ancestral Woman of Rafael / A mulher ancestral de Rafael, 2018Pigment print on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305g paper200 x 131 cm
78 3/4 x 51 5/8 inEdition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
Sofia BorgesTheatre for Artifice, 2018Pigment print on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth Rag 305g paper150 x 243 cm
Edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof
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