Sonia Gomes is a black Brazilian artist who was born in 1948. Self-taught, she attended various courses at Guignard School in Belo Horizonte. Her first exhibitions were held between 1994 and 1997, and since then she has continued to exhibit her work both individually and in group shows in South Africa, Germany, Denmark, the USA, France and Brazil. She was the only Brazilian woman chosen by Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor to participate in the main show of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Her work conjures women’s textile handcrafts, with strict gestures of composition that highlight relationships of affection between things and people mediated by memory. In her mixed media sculptures, which combine wire and fabrics by folding, twisting, rolling or sewing, the materials blend and take on unusual shapes, such as in the pieces from the Lugar (2013) and Patuá (2016) series. The latter alludes to amulets of African origin widely used by blacks in Brazil, both during and after slavery, for personal protection. Many of the fabrics the artist works with are remnants from social rites of passage, such as weddings and baptisms.
Sonia Gomes, Torções, Osso exhibition, Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Sexo, Mentiras e Videotape
Pivô Satélite (online)
São Paulo, Brazil
20 July - 12 August 2021
Redes, colaboração e resistência em/entre Portugal e Brasil
26 June - 05 September 2021
Blanco, azul y rojo: 1821-2021
Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica
01 June - 01 June 2022
Francisco Toledo. El color como forma
Casa de México en España
29 April - 19 September 2021
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
Blanton Museum of Art
Austin, United States
27 June - 19 September 2021
Ángela Gurría - Escuchar la materia
Ciudad de México, Mexico
16 June - 21 August 2021
Carmenza Banguera: The Visible, the Laughable, and the Invisible
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Chicago, United States
27 May - 01 October 2021
Transformation: Objects and Images in Relation
The Clemente Center
New York, United States
02 July - 30 July 2021
Ubumuntu Arts Festival
Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company
Kigali (online), Rwanda
16 July - 17 July 2021
Collective Nacional Trovoa
“We Don’t Accept Scraps From The White Art Circuit”
Group of artists and curators gathers for a rally of visual arts produced solely by black and non-white women.
Beatriz González in Berlin - Retrospective 1965-2017
KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin examines the work of one of Colombia's most emblematic artists.
In Conversation with Antwaun Sargent
Tearing Down Borders Between Magazines and Museums
We spoke to the New York curator Antwaun Sargent about his international selection for the exhibition Just Pictures at projects+gallery in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Image As Testimony Of The Unspeakable
An archive of historical images allows us a look into the terrible world of slavery in the Americas.
In Conversation with
Researcher and artist Rosana Paulino
“I would like to touch on subjects that have been swept under the rug in Brazilian society”, says the Brazilian artist.
A Latin American Universe
What Is "Latinx"?
“Latinx” is an update of traditional labels usually applied to describe Latin American migrant communities in the US.
In Conversation With Lía Colombino
The Museo del Barro and Multicultural Art in Paraguay
The Museum is dedicated to all types of visual arts that highlight the cultural and ethnic diversity of Paraguay.
Exhibition at Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Rosana Paulino: The Suturing of History
“Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory” exhibition brings together 140 works by the Brazilian artist from 1993 to 2018.
José Antonio Gómez Rosas, a Mexican Master
A Gifted Ghost Known as “El Hotentote”
An air of mystery surrounds the life of this artist, contemporary of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It's time to rediscover his work.