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Sonia Gomes

Born in Caetanópolis, Brazil, 1948 

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

Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil  

One-Person Exhibitions

2023
sinfonia das cores, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil

2022
O mais profundo é a pele (Skin is the deepest part), Pace, New York, NY

2021
When the Sun Rises in Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2019
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

2018
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

2016
Lines in wefts, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2014
Nascer Uma Vez Após a Outra, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2012
Stitch In Time, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2011
O ritmo da linha, Espaço Cultural Fórum Lafayette, Lafayette, Brazil          

2008
Um Lugar, BDMG Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2005
Serie Patuás e Torções, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil

2004
Objetos, Sandra & Marcio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1994 
Pinturas, Casa de Cultura de Sete Lagoas, Sete Lagoas, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

2023
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

2022
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

2021
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

2020
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

2019
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

2018
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

2017
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.

2016
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

2015
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

2013
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

2012
Alphabet of The Magi, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2011
Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2008
Impulsos, Emmathomas Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
Oferenda, Galeria Rhys Mendes, Jardim Canadá, Nova Lima, Brazil

2006
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

2005
Chita Bacana, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil

2003
Mostra Fim de Ano, Celma Albuquerque Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1998
Processos Tridimensionais, Casa da Saudade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1997
Expressões de Minas, Casa de Minas, São Paulo, Brazil

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

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

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

2018
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.

2017
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.

2016
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.

2015
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.

2014
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

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

2021
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.” Email.kcrw.com, November 9, 2021.
Sutton, Benjamin. “8 Artists Who Had Breakout Moments at March Auctions.” Artsy.net, April 5, 2021.
Moon, So-Young. “Gwangju Biennale Presents Visually Rich but Conventional Postcolonial Discourses.” Koreajoongangdaily.joins.com, 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.” Magazine.artland.com, March 2021.
“Liverpool Biennial 2021 Announce Outdoor and Digital Commissions.” Artlyst.com, February 26, 2021.
“Sonia Gomes Will Be Part of the 13th Gwangju Biennale.” Pipaprize.com, February 4, 2021.
Gerlis, Melanie. “New Era for Augmented Reality.” Ft.com, January 13, 2021.

2020
Nayar, Jean. “16 Highlights from Design Miami and Art Week 2020 in Miami.” Interiordesign.net, December 1, 2020.
Palumbo, Jacqui. “Sonia Gomes Crafts Bold Textile Works from Strangers’ Treasures.” Artsy.net, 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." Hyperallergic.com, 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." NewCityBrazil.com, 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." Ocula.com, 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. 

2019
“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.” Wallpaper.com, 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.” Artforum.com, January 10, 2019.
Roux, Caroline. “In Object & Thing, New York Gets a New Breed of Art Fair.” FinancialTimes.com, April 26, 2019.
Searle, Adrian. “Unconscious Landscape Review – Shake My Bear Hand, What a Dazzling Show!” Guardian.com, 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.

2018
“Come What May.” Cultured Magazine (Sept/Oct/Nov 2018): 64.
Louiseau, Benoît. “The Handmade Takeover Miami Art Week 2018.” Vogue.co.uk, 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.” CulturedMag.com, October 7, 2018.
Smith, Roberta. “On the Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze.” New York Times, May 3, 2018.

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

2016
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.”
Hyperallergic.com, 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.

2015
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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