SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 – 2011

https://www.foam.org/nl/talent/spotlight/depiction-existing-depiction-existing

The Black Chalk (detail), 2016 | 30 x 40 cm + 1,5 x 1,8 m | photograph

Short doc produced by FOAM about the experience of burning a large scale image for her solo show at the Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam

The Absolute, 2016 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Religare, 2016 | 2,4 x 5 m | photograph

Religare, 2016 | 2,4 x 5 m | photograph

The Original Myth, 2016 | 2,4 x 4,5 m | photograph

The Original Myth, 2016 | 2,4 x 4,5 m | photograph

Exhibition view | FOAM Fotografiemuseum | Amsterdam, Holland

The Black Chalk (detail), 2016 | 30 x 40 cm + 1,5 x 1,8 m | photograph

The Black Chalk, 2016 | 30 x 40 cm + 1,5 x 1,8 m | photograph

"THE BLACK CHALK WHITE CHARCOAL OR THE MYTH OF THE ABSENT MATTER is an exhibition of the monumental and mysterious work of Brazilian artist Sofia Borges. In her own intuitive manner, Borges photographs paintings, drawings, sculptures, maps, fossils, stued animals and dioramas. (…) Constantly In her photographs, the objects portrayed are freed from their specific meaning; they stand by themselves. As a result the photographs are not documentary records, but part of a poetic, surreal and somewhat gloomy whole. Questions about representation, abstraction and imitation play a major part in her work. More than interisting in capturing real, Borges is constantly somehow philosophically aproached to photography. This exhibtion invites us to contemplate how close we can come to history, to what is portrayed in a photograph, and therefore to the reality that came before the photograph. Borges tries to capture time and the connection between past and present by means of photography, and in doing so she poses the question of just what reality is. (…)

*excerts of text written by Kim Kinoppers, curator at Foam

full text in the museum website: https://www.foam.org/museum/programme/sofia-borges

to see more: https://sofiaborges.carbonmade.com/projects/6448612

Short excerpt from the performance of Barbara Elias | Pavilhão da Bienal | São Paulo, Brasil

Exhibition view | Kandlhoffer Gallery | Vienna, Austria

The Golden Shining Brown Horse, 2011 | 2,3 x 1,5 m | photograph

Sound, Shape and Meaning, 2015 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

No Sound, 2014 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/yclwdcc9

Before Plato’s Cave, 2014 | 50 x 70 cm | photograph

The Tragedy, 2014 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exhibition view, video projection | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Experimental video exhibited at Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exterior view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/ybaxtctk

S, 2012 | 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/y862rs26

Exhibition view | Museu Berardo | Lisbon, Portugal

La Tête du Cheval, 2012 | 2 x 1,5 m | photograph

Cave, or Elephant, 2013 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Museu Berardo | Lisbon, Portugal

Exhibition view | Museu Berardo | Lisbon, Portugal

Exhibition view | Museu Berardo | Lisbon, Portugal

Exhibition view | Instituto Itau Cultural | São Paulo, Brazil

Escrita II, 2013 | 70 x 105 cm | photograph

Skeleton, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Exhibition view | Galerie White Project | Paris, France

Maybe She Knows Everything, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,6 m | photograph

My Sister or The Portrait of My Sister, 2011 | 1,5 x 2,1 m | photograph

Animals, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,6 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galería OMR | Mexico City, Mexico

Still Life with a Hammer, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,25 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galería OMR | Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibition view | Galería OMR | Mexico City, Mexico

Short interview with the artist about the show

Broken Trunk, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Gold Nugget, 2011 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Eighty Million Years Crocodile and Paper, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Exhibition view | 30th São Paulo Biennial | São Paulo, Brazil

Morsa, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,25 m | photograph

The Monster, 2012 | 1,5 x 1,5 m | photograph

Exhibition view | 30th São Paulo Biennial | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | 30th São Paulo Biennial | São Paulo, Brazil

The Map, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,3 m | photograph

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/y942kn5g

Estudo da Paisagem #20, 2010 | 1,1 x 1,65 m | photograph

Estudo da Paisagem #19, 2010 | 1,1 x 1,65 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Estudo da Paisagem #9, 2010 | 40 x 60 cm | photograph

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Artur Fidalgo | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/y985fcak

Vampire, 2011 | 2 x 1,1 m | photograph

The Admiral, 2012 | 1,5 x 1,5 m | photograph

Camel Posing to Me, 2010 | 1,25 x 1,25 m | photography

Xavier, 2009 | 1 x 1 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Museum, 2010 | 30 x 40 cm | photograph

Horse in the Bush, 2010 | 1 x 1,1 m | photograph

Self-portrait Thinking About the Portrait of My Sister, 2010 | 60 x 90 cm | photograph

Exhibition view | Galeria Virgilio | São Paulo, Brazil

Coelho, 2012 | 1,5 x 2,25 m | photograph

Exhibition view | Instituto Moreira Salles | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Instituto Moreira Salles | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibition view | Instituto Moreira Salles | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Download entire pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/yaspntk8

Study for Theme #2 (detail), 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Study for Theme #1 (detail), 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 50 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Study for Theme #2, 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Exhibition view | Museu do Estado de Pernambuco | Recife, Brazil

Study for Theme #3, 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Study for Theme #4, 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Exhibition view | Museu do Estado Pernambuco | Recife, Brazil

Exhibition view | Museu do Estado de Pernambuco | Recife, Brazil

Study for Theme #5, 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm + 80 x 120 cm | photograph

Exhibition view | Museu do Estado de Pernambuco | Recife, Brazil

Exhibition view | Museu do Estado de Pernambuco | Recife, Brazil

Study for Theme (detail), 2013 | dyptich, 20 x 30 cm | photograph