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Sonia Gomes

Born in Caetanópolis, Brazil, 1948 

Guignard University of Art of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil  

One-Person Exhibitions

sinfonia das cores, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil

O mais profundo é a pele (Skin is the deepest part), Pace, New York, NY

When the Sun Rises in Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

I Rise – I'm a Black Ocean, Leaping and Wide, Museum Frieder Burda I Salon Berlin and Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany 
The Silence of Color, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

Still I Rise, Museu de arte de São Paulo/Casa de Vidro Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil 
A vida renasce, sempre, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Niterói, Brazil

Lines in wefts, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Nascer Uma Vez Após a Outra, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Stitch In Time, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

O ritmo da linha, Espaço Cultural Fórum Lafayette, Lafayette, Brazil          

Um Lugar, BDMG Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Serie Patuás e Torções, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil

Objetos, Sandra & Marcio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Pinturas, Casa de Cultura de Sete Lagoas, Sete Lagoas, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

Making Their Mark, Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Shah Garg Collection, New York, NY
Linhas Tortas, Curated by Diana Campbell, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
choreographies of the impossible, Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
Paper Trails, Mendes Wood DM at d'Ouwe Kerke, Retranchement, The Netherlands
Esfíngico Frontal, Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil
Elzéard Bouffier, TheMerode, Brussels, Belgium
Brasil Futuro: as Formas da Democracia, Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil
A Summer Arrangement: Object & Thing at LongHouse, East Hampton, New York

Sonia Gomes Anna Maria Maiolino Solange Pessoa, NEST in collaboration with Ursula Hauser Collection, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich
Monumental Change, curated by Tobias Ostrander, The Armory Show, New York, NY
Sensory Poetics: Collecting Abstraction, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
FRONT Triennial, Cleveland, OH
A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper – Part II,
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Courage Before Expectation
, curated by Keith Rivers, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Convergent Evolutions: The Conscious of Body Work, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

EnormousBalls, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Yellow Opening, organized by Mendes Wood DM, d'Ouwe Kerke, Retranchement, Netherlands
Sonia Gomes / Marina Perez Simão, Pace Gallery, East Hampton, NY 
At The Noyes House Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT

Unconscious Landscape - Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Somerset, UK
Presenting Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years, Rubell Museum Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
Experimenting with Materiality, Lévy Gorvy, Zurich, Switzerland

Sonia Gomes & Marga Ledora, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Afro-Atlantic Histories, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
O Triângulo Atlântico, 11ª Bienal de Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Tissage, Tressage, Fondation Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

A.R. Penck and Sonia Gomes, Hic Svnt Dracones, New York, NY
Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA Osso - Exposição-apelo ao amplo direito de defesa de Rafael Braga, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Entangled, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Revival, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
No Man's Land: Women Artists From The Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Brasil, Beleza?!,Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands
Aquilo Que Nos Une, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA
Histórias/Histories: Contemporary Art From Brazil, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

No Man's Land: Women Artists From The Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
All the World's Futures, 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
19th Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Video Brasil: Panoramas do Sul, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
The Poetry in Between: South to South, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Made By...Feito por Brasileiros, Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil

A Nova Mão Afro-Brasileira, Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Out of Fashion. Textile in International Contemporary Art, Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Alphabet of The Magi, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Impulsos, Emmathomas Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
Oferenda, Galeria Rhys Mendes, Jardim Canadá, Nova Lima, Brazil

Etsuko Kobayashi et Sonia Gomes, Edgard Gallery, Paris, France
Brasil Imaginário, Estação São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil X Bienal Nacional de Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Encontro com a Arte, XLVII Encontro do BID, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Chita Bacana, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil

Mostra Fim de Ano, Celma Albuquerque Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Processos Tridimensionais, Casa da Saudade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Expressões de Minas, Casa de Minas, São Paulo, Brazil



Fajardo-Hill, Cecilia ed. Remains–Tomorrow: Theme in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, 2022. 177.

Sonia Gomes – I Rise: I'm a Black Ocean, Leaping and Wide. Esslingen, Germany: Edition Cantz, 2020. 

Sonia Gomes: A vida renasce / Ainda me levanto. São Paulo, Brazil: Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Niterói, Brazil: Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, 2018.

Farkas, Solange, Paulo Nazareth, and Ricardo Sardenberg. Sonia Gomes. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Cabogó, 2017.
Revival: The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2017.
Entangled. Margate, UK: Turner Contemporary, 2017.

New Shamans: Brazilian Artists. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2016.
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016. Milan and New York: Skira; Hauser Wirth, 2016.
Brasil, Beleza?!: Contemporary Brazilian sculpture. The Hague, Netherlands: Museum Beelden aan Zee, 2016.

La Biennale di Venezia: 56th International Art Exhibition: All the World's Futures. Venice: Marsilio Editori, 2015.
No Man's Land: Women Artists from The Rubell Family Collection. Miami: Rubell Family Collection; Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2015.

Art & Textile. Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz 2014. 
A Nova Mão Afro-Brasileira. São Paulo: Museu Afro Brasil and Governo do Estado São Paulo, Secretaria da Cultura, 2014.

Selected Articles and Reviews

Whitney, Kay. “Sonia Gomes: Radical Intimacy.”, March 8, 2022.

Durón, Maximilíano. “Artist Sonia Gomes Creates Poetry from Found Fabric and Materials That She Makes Her Own.” ARTnews, November 4, 2021.
Zappas, Lindsay Preston. “Top 3 This Week.”, November 9, 2021.
Sutton, Benjamin. “8 Artists Who Had Breakout Moments at March Auctions.”, April 5, 2021.
Moon, So-Young. “Gwangju Biennale Presents Visually Rich but Conventional Postcolonial Discourses.”, April 5, 2021.
Villa, Angelica. “Phillips’s ‘New Now’ Brings $9.5 M. Historic-High in New York, 20 Percent over Last Year.” ARTnews, March 4, 2021.
Wolfe, Shira. “Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Sonia Gomes.”, March 2021.
“Liverpool Biennial 2021 Announce Outdoor and Digital Commissions.”, February 26, 2021.
“Sonia Gomes Will Be Part of the 13th Gwangju Biennale.”, February 4, 2021.
Gerlis, Melanie. “New Era for Augmented Reality.”, January 13, 2021.

Nayar, Jean. “16 Highlights from Design Miami and Art Week 2020 in Miami.”, December 1, 2020.
Palumbo, Jacqui. “Sonia Gomes Crafts Bold Textile Works from Strangers’ Treasures.”, November 26, 2020.
“Sesc Pinheiros abre a inédita 'Transbordar: Transgressões do Bordado na Arte.'” Vogue Brasil, November 26, 2020.
Abramian, Cleo. "Sonia Gomes’s Sewn and Twisted Traces of History.", March 5, 2020. 
"Art Industry News: To Mark Juneteenth, Portraits of Confederate Leaders Will Be Removed Permanently from the Us Capitol Building + Other Stories." Artnet News, June 19, 2020. 
Garcia, Cynthia. "Sonia Gomes Turns Afro-Brazilian Traditions into Modern Sculpture.", July 20, 2020. 
Langlois, Jill. "Fabrics with Powerful Stories to Tell." New York Times, August 28, 2020. 
Mitchell, Rory. "Spotlight: Sonia Gomes's Alchemical Sculpture.", September 15, 2020. 
Selvin, Claire. "Two Top U.S. Galleries Take on Sonia Gomes, Brazilian Artist Known for Intricate Fabric Sculptures." ARTnews, June 18, 2020. 

“9 Art Events to Attend in New York: Joan Mitchell, Alex Israel, Australian Desert Painters, and More.” ARTnews, April 29, 2019.Adams, Margaret. “Understated Protest Sewn into the Fabric of Brazilian Textile Art.” Hyperallergic, January 2, 2019.
Belchior, Camila. “Sonia Gomes at Museu de Arte de São Paulo & Casa de Vidro, São Paulo, Brazil." Frieze Magazine 202 (April 2019): 149.
Kabra, Fawz. “Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia.” Ocula, May 18, 2019.
Klingelfuss, Jessica. “Ursula Hauser’s Female-Focused Art Collection Appeals to Our Darker Side.”, May 31, 2019.
Laster, Paul. "Sonia Gomes." Sculpture Magazine, October 29, 2019. 
“Museu de Arte de São Paulo Gifted Twenty-One Artworks by Artists of African Descent.”, January 10, 2019.
Roux, Caroline. “In Object & Thing, New York Gets a New Breed of Art Fair.”, April 26, 2019.
Searle, Adrian. “Unconscious Landscape Review – Shake My Bear Hand, What a Dazzling Show!”, May 28, 2019.
Sheets, Hilarie M. “After an N.F.L. Career, Keith Rivers Is Exploring Another Field.” New York Times, March 13, 2019.
“Still I Rise.” Terremoto (blog), January 6, 2019.

“Come What May.” Cultured Magazine (Sept/Oct/Nov 2018): 64.
Louiseau, Benoît. “The Handmade Takeover Miami Art Week 2018.”, December 13, 2018.
Roffino, Sara. “Is Brazil’s Most Famous Art Movement Built on Racial Inequality? A New Generation Argues ‘Yes.’” Artnet News, March 13, 2018.
Roffino, Sara. “Brazilian Sculptor Sonia Gomes Takes Over Rio and São Paulo.”, October 7, 2018.
Smith, Roberta. “On the Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze.” New York Times, May 3, 2018.

Chrichton-Miller, Emma. “Turning Women’s Work into Art.” Apollo Magazine, February 15, 2017.
“New SAM Exhibit Features Contemporary Latin Artists.”, November 1, 2017.

Beckenstein, Joyce. “No Man's Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection.” Brooklyn Rail, December 6, 2016.
Boucher, Brian. “Dealers Upbeat after Day One of SP Arte, with Yayoi Kusama Leading the Pack.” Artnet News, April 8, 2016.
Knight, Christopher. “The Radical and Politically Potent Opening Show at Dtla's New Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.” Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2016.
Sheets, Hilarie M. “Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn.” New York Times, March 29, 2016.
Silas, Susan. “A Show of Over 100 Women Artists Offers Redress but No Resolution.”, January 18, 2016.
Van Straaten, Laura. “In Miami, the Rubell Family Talks New Exhibitions, Forthcoming 100,000-Square-Foot Museum.” Artnet News, November 30, 2016.

Van Straaten, Laura. “7 Artists on Being in the Rubell Family Collection’s All-Female Show, “No Man’s Land.” Artnet News, December 2, 2015.

Museum and Public Collections

Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Muzeum Susch, Zernez, Switzerland
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX 
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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