Sofia Borges | it was a white and blazing blind fire

24 January - 29 February 2020

Preview: 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 at paleontology museums, caves and other spontaneous shrines of archetype archiving that more recently reached the limits 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: 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).

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