Sofia (b. 1987. Monterrey, México)

Sofia is interested in photography that has a performative edge but derives from the documentary heritage. This performative edge is drawn from the empathic relationship that she shares with her subjects. Even if she never appears in the photographs, the work is always referring to her, not only through texts but also through this relationship. She is interested in the actions they do for her camera. A lot of her work revolves around intimacy and themes emerging from it, keeping the necessary link of art and life. Trying to explain her existential and psychologically journey, while she also explores the thin line between memories, fiction, time and space.

Exhibitions, Contests and Publications
  • 2016 Winner for the Bienal de Fotografía XVII Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
  • 2016 Winner of photobook muck up competition from La Fabrica
  • 2016 Foam Talent 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2016 Scholarship at CAU University, South Korea
  • 2015 Exhibition at Leún un Arte Habitacion, Julieta Duerme
  • 2014 Collective exhibition at El Centro de las Artes Monterrey, Mexico with PFC (Program of Contemporary Photography)
  • 2014 Publication Larmagazine issue 16
  • 2014 Selected for FOCUS Program
  • 2014 Photofestival, collective exhibition Lodz, Poland
  • 2014 Publication at Fototazo
  • 2013 Festival Luces de Invierno by Centro de la Imagen, Mexico Distrito Federal
  • 2013 Scholarship at Lasalle College, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • 2013 Publication LaSalle, Colombia
  • 2012 Award Casa de la Cultura Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Education
  • 2015-2016 European Master of Fine Art Photography at IED Madrid
  • 2015 University at LaSalle College International
  • 2014 Selected for Finding your Vision Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris (Magnum)
  • 2013 Selected for PFC (Program of Contemporary Photography PFC, Directed by: Javier Ramirez Limon
  • 2012 Photojournalism: School of Jose Marti, La Habana, Cuba
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