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SOFIA BORGES
Ribeirão Preto / Brazil, 1984
lives and works between São Paulo and Paris.

Sofia Borges is a visual artist who received her BA in Visual Arts from the Universidade de 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 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.

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/// CURATORIAL PROJECTS

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• 33rd São Paulo Biennial [affective affinities], The Infinite history of things or the end of the tragedy of One - São Paulo Biennial Foundation, Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo - Brazil

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• NO SOUND – Galeria Millan, construction site – São Paulo, Brazil

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/// SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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• No Mold For White But No Mold For Fire - Float Gallery, Athens, Greece

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• Black Chalk and White Charcoal or The Myth of The Absent Matter - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, NLD.

• The Swamp – Photo London, Mack Stand – London, UK.
• Sound, Shape and Meaning – Kandlhofer Gallery – Vienna, Austria.

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• I Don’t Know I’m the Author I Can’t Say I’m Looking. – White Project Galerie – Paris, France

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• The Philosopher’s Photocopy | Theo Michael and Sofia Borges – Steve Turner Contemporary – Los Angeles, USA

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• Les Artifices – White Project Galerie – Paris, France
• Os Nomes – BES-Photo Award | Instituto Tomie Ohtake – São Paulo, Brazil
• Impossível – Galeria Millan – São Paulo, Brazil
• Os Nomes – BES-Photo Award | Museu Berardo – Lisbon, Portugal
• Paralaje | Pablo Accinelli and Sofia Borges – Galeria The Goma – Madrid, Spain
• Reincidencia y Paradigma – Galeria OMR – Mexico City, México

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• Estudo Para Ausência – 30ª Bienal de São Paulo: A Iminência das Poéticas – Pavilhão da Bienal – São Paulo, Brazil
• Tema – Centro Cultural São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil

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• Tema – Museu do Estado de Pernambuco – Recife, Brazil
• Estudo da Paisagem – Galeria Artur Fidalgo – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Pré-História – Galeria Virgílio – São Paulo, Brazil

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• Recalque – Casa de Cultura UEL – Londrina, Brazil

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• Ambas – Centro Cultural São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Sofia Borges | Portraits and Self-portraits – Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
• Sedimentos – Galeria Virgílio – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Sofia Borges – Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

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• Sofia Borges FOTOGRAFIAS – Centro Universitário Maria Antônia – São Paulo, Brazil.

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/// GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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• Il Coltello Nella Carne - Padiglione d'Arte
Contemporanea (PAC) - Milano - Italy

• 7th Daegu Photo Biennale - Daegu Arts Center - Daegu - South Korea

• Being: New Photography - The Museum of Modern Art - New York - USA

• CORPO A CORPO: a disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo - Instituto Moreira Salles - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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• CORPO A CORPO: a disputa das imagens, da fotografia à transmissão ao vivo - Instituto Moreira Salles - São Paulo - Brazil

• A Bela e A Fera - Galeria Central - São Paulo - Brazil

• The Post-Swamp - Brazilian Book Launch - Feira Plana - São Paulo Biennial Pavilion - São Paulo - Brazil

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• # 4 Sofia Borges + Federico Clavarino - LDS Gallery - Reggio Emilia - Italy

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• Imagine Brazil – DHC – Montreal – Canada
• A to Z – White Project Galerie – Paris – France
• Arte Atual Festival – Instituto Tomie Ohtake – São Paulo – Brazil
• Rêve Caverne/Art contemporain & préhistoire – Château Musée – Tournon-sur-Rhône – France
• De Mineralis, pierres de visions – commissaire Institut d’art contemporain – Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes – France
• Imagine Brazil – Instituto Tomie Ohtake – São Paulo – Brazil
• NO SOUND – Galeria Millan, construction site – São Paulo, Brazil
• ID – Retrato Contemporâneo por Artistas Brasileiras - Festival Paraty em Foco - Paraty - Brazil
• O Tempo da Duração - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

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• Here There (Huna Hunak) – Al Riwaq Exhibitihion Space – Doha – Qatar
• Made By Brazilians – Cidade Matarazzo – São Paulo – Brazil
• Imagine Brazil, MAC LYON - Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon – France
• Duplo Olhar, Paço das Artes, São Paulo– Brazil
• Singularidades / Anotações _ Rumos Artes Visuais 1998-2013 – Itaú Cultural – São Paulo, Brazil
• Imagine Brazil – MAC Lyon – Lyon, France
• Repentista – Gallery Nosco – London, UK

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• Imagine Brazil – Astrup Fearnley Museet – Oslo, Norway
• Voir est une Fable – La Réserve Hotel – Paris, France
• Redbull House of Art, Redbull Station – São Paulo, Brazil
• Draft Urbanism – Biennial of the Americas – Denver, USA
• Fotonovela – III Fórum Latino-Americano de Fotografia, Itaú Cultural – São Paulo, Brazil
• Lugar Nenhum – Instituto Moreira Sales – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• 30ª Bienal de São Paulo: A Iminência das Poéticas – Palácio das Artes – Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
•  30ª Bienal de São Paulo: A Iminência das Poéticas – SESC-SP, Bauru, Brazil.

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• Fronteiras – Casa Contemporânea – São Paulo, Brazil.

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• Eu Me Desdobro em Muitos – Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
• Geração 00: A Nova Fotografia Brasileira – SESC Belenzinho – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Porque Sim – Galeria Millan – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Ficções – CineEsquemaNovo Cinema Festival– Porto Alegre, Brazil

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• Tateando o Redor – RedBull House of Art, Edifício Sampaio Moreira – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia – Museu UFPA – Belém, Brazil.
• 38º Salão de Arte Luiz Sacilotto – Paço Municipal – Santo André, Brazil.

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• Trilhas do Desejo – Rumos Itaú Cultural – Itaú Cultural – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Porto Seguro Fotografia – Espaço Porto Seguro – São Paulo, Brazil.
• 10º Salão Vitor Meireles – Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina – Florianópolis, Brazil.

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• Menos Vinte Um – Paço das Artes – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Arte Pará – Fundação Rômulo Maiorana – Belém, Brazil.
• Brasil BR – Galeria Virgílio – São Paulo, Brazil.
• Marcelo Amorim and Sofia Borges – Ateliê 397 – São Paulo, Brazil.
• 33º SARP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
• 11º Bienal de Santos – Centro de Cultura Patrícia Galvão – Santos, Brazil.
• Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Jataí – Jataí, Brazil.
• 36° Salão de Arte Luiz Sacilotto – Paço Municipal – Santo André, Brazil.

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Awards

Bolsa de Fotografia ZUM/IMS, São Paulo, Brazil

First Book Award, London, UK

Prêmio Pipa, nominated (Professional Investiment Art Award), Brazil/UK

Prêmio Pipa, nominated (Professional Investiment Art Award), Brazil/UK

Paul Huf Award – Brazilian nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paul Huf Award – Brazilian nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BES-PHOTO Photography Award – nominated artist, Lisbon, Portugal

Programa de Fotografia do Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Paul Huf Award 2010 – Brazilian nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Bull House of Arts – Art Residency, São Paulo, Brazil

Prêmio Pipa, nominated (Professional Investiment Art Award), Brazil/UK

47° Salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil

Fundação Iberê Camargo – Prize for Outstanding, São Paulo, Brazil

Porto Seguro Photography Award – Contemporary Research Prize, São Paulo, Brazil

36º Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil

33º SARP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Ribeiro Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

8º Salão Elke Hering, Blumenau, Brazil