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. In that same year she received four art awards and a subvention for artistic research and production granted by the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. 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 one of the Brazilian artists nominated to the Foam Paul Huf Award 2010 (Amsterdam) and her work featured the Clube da Fotografia 2011 MAM of 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 (Portugal), once again to the Foam Paul Huf Award, and was granted with the acquisition prize of the Programa de Fotografia do Centro Cultural São Paulo. Also presented solo shows in Mexico City, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon and São Paulo and featured works in Rio de Janeiro, Denver (EUA), Oslo. In 2014 the artist was for the third time the brazilian nomination to the deutch Foam Award, and presented 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, the artist developed No Sound, a first collaborative/ experimental project as curator. During this time she was also engaged in investigative expeditions in prehistorical caves of South of France, one of this expeditions being connected to the opening of the real size replica of Chauvet Cave. In 2016 Borges wan the brithsh First Book Award with her autoral project The Swamp. The award announcement and oficial launching of the book by Mack Publisher happened in May at PhotoLondon 2016, together with a solo show of the artist. In November The Swamp was oficially sold out. Besides projects related to the book and group shows in Europe, during the year Borges presented solo exhibitions in Vienna and Amsterdam.

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/// SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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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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2015

• 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 – in a space under construction of Galeria Millan – 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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/// GRANTS, PRIZES AND NOMINATIONS

.•Prêmio Pipa 2015, 2014, 2010 (Professional Investiment Art Award)– 3 times nominated
•Paul Huf Award 2014, 2013, 2010 – 3 times Brazilian nominee – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013
• Paul Huf Award 2013 – Brazilian nominee – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012
• BES-PHOTO 2013 Photography Award – nominated artist – Lisbon, Portugal
• Programa de Fotografia do Centro Cultural São Paulo 2012

2011
• PIESP (Independent Art Program of Escola São Paulo) – year grant
• Clube da Fotografia MAM 2011 - invited to join the Photography Club of MAM (Modern Art Museum) - São Paulo, Brazil

2010
• Prêmio Pipa 2010 (Professional Investiment Art Award) – nominated artist
• Red Bull House of Arts – Art Residency - São Paulo, Brazil.
• Paul Huf Award 2010 – Brazilian nominee - Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2009
• Porto Seguro Photography Award – Contemporary Research Prize - São Paulo, Brazil.
• Fundação Iberê Camargo – Prize for Outstanding - São Paulo, Brazil.
• 47° Salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco – 10 months of Goverment grant for Artistic Research and Production.

2008
• 33º SARP - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Ribeirão Preto – Prize – Ribeirão
Preto, Brazil.
• 36° Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto – Prize - Santo André, Brazil.

2007
• 8º Salão Elke Hering /2007 – Prize – Blumenau, Brazil.