Sofia Borges

Brazilian, b. 1984

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Sofia Borges

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Brazilian, b. 1984

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Biography

Sofia Borges makes haunting, large-format photographs of archival objects and illustrations such as museum dioramas, taxidermy animals, Cold War-era ephemera, and archaic medical drawings. By cropping her subjects, Borges removes them from their original context and renders their content ambiguous, indecipherable, and symbolic. Gathered together, Borges’s diverse array of images represent a rich history of preservation, exhibition, and photographic approaches. Like the photographers who Borges considers influences—Mauro Restiffe, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Roni Horn, and Thomas Demand—her gauzy, saturated images of displayed objects blur the line between fact and fiction. The viewer is left unsure whether Borges’s photographs depict reality or an ancient, curated, cinematic representation of it.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Sofia Borges makes haunting, large-format photographs of archival objects and illustrations such as museum dioramas, taxidermy animals, Cold War-era ephemera, and archaic medical drawings. By cropping her subjects, Borges removes them from their original context and renders their content ambiguous, indecipherable, and symbolic. Gathered together, Borges’s diverse array of images represent a rich history of preservation, exhibition, and photographic approaches. Like the photographers who Borges considers influences—Mauro Restiffe, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Roni Horn, and Thomas Demand—her gauzy, saturated images of displayed objects blur the line between fact and fiction. The viewer is left unsure whether Borges’s photographs depict reality or an ancient, curated, cinematic representation of it.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo
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