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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 the 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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Solo Exhibitions
2017

No Mold For White But No Mold For Fire, Float Gallery, Athens, Greece
2016
Black Chalk and White Charcoal or The Myth of The Absent Matter, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Swamp, Photo London, Mack Stand, London, UK
Sound, Shape and Meaning, Kandlhofer Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2015
I Don’t Know I’m the Author I Can’t Say I’m Looking, White Project Galerie, Paris, France
2014
The Philosopher’s Photocopy | Theo Michael and Sofia Borges, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
2013
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, Mexico
2012
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
2011
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
2010
Recalque, Casa de Cultura UEL, Londrina, Brazil
2009
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
2008
Sofia Borges FOTOGRAFIAS, Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brazil

Group Exhibitions
2018

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
2017
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
2016
#4 Sofia Borges + Federico Clavarino, LDS Gallery, Reggio Emilia, Italy
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, 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
38º Salão de Arte Luiz Sacilotto, Paço Municipal, Santo André, Brazil
2009
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
2008
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

Awards
2017

Bolsa de Fotografia ZUM/IMS, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
First Book Award, London, UK
2015
Prêmio Pipa, nominated (Professional Investiment Art Award), Brazil/UK
2014
Prêmio Pipa, nominated (Professional Investiment Art Award), Brazil, UK
Paul Huf Award, Brazilian nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013
Paul Huf Award, Brazilian nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BES-PHOTO Photography Award, nominated artist, Lisbon, Portugal
2012
Programa de Fotografia, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
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
2009
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
2008
36º Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil
33º SARP, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Ribeiro Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
2007
8º Salão Elke Hering, Blumenau, Brazil

Curatorial Projects
2018

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
2015
NO SOUND, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil

Exhibitions
Sofia Borges THE ASHES, THE MIRROR, THE REVERSE OF BRIGHTNESS AND THE BECOMING OF FIRE
Publications
Marco Zero: Artistas e Seus Estúdios Sofia Borges
2018
ABC Arte Brasileira Contemporânea Deyson Gilbert, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Sofia Borges
2013
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