S()fia Braga is a transdisciplinary artist based in Austria. She develops her artistic research between Digital and Post-Digital practices, focusing especially on the social impact of web interfaces and the subversion of centralized social media platforms, dealing with topic such as Interveillance and the rediscovery of the potential of the bodies through the use of new technologies.
S()fia’s identity is constantly changing and goes hand in hand with the narratives she creates within her projects: over the last 3 years she has been an artist, a cyberstalker, a researcher and has mutated several times into a monstrous creature. She graduated in Visual Arts (BA, MA) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna (IT) and in Interface Cultures (MA) at the University of Art and Design of Linz.
In 2020 she is one of the finalist of the Share Prize (Turin, IT). In 2021 she is co-founder and co-curator of the Next Cloud Residency and Next Cloud Atelierhaus hosted by the net culture initiative servus.at. In 2022 she is one of the selected artists by Bank Austria for the Bank Austria Studios Program.

Her works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Xie Zilong Photography Museum (CN), XII Video Vortex Conference (MT), WRO Media Art Biennale (PL), Deutsche Bank (IT), Schlossmuseum Linz (AT), Pinacoteca Albertina di Torino (IT) and more.

Education

2017-21 MA Interface Cultures, Media studies department, University of Art and Design of Linz, Austria
2013-16 MA in Research and Design for Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Italy
2010-13 BA in Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Die Verwandlung, TBD Ultramagazine 1st Issue - Ultra Event, curated by TBD Ultramagazine

2018
You Are Running Out of Battery, Link Cabinet | Link Art Center (IT)

Group Exhibitions

2022
Rechannelled Corporealities, Virginia Bianchi Gallery (IT)

2021
The Struggle is Real, Green Cube Gallery, curated by Clusterduck
MetaCinema 2021 – Festival delle Audiovisioni Ibridanti, Bologna (IT)
OUR BODIES, OUR DATA, curated by FACES - Gender, Art, Technology
ArtVerona 2021 - Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Verona (IT)
Art Layers, AR filters exhibition, curated by Valentina Tanni
Subterranean Virtualscapes, Virginia Bianchi Gallery
Digital Square, EUROPARK, Salzburg (AT)
WRO - Wro Media Art Biennale 2021, Wroclaw (PL)
Maratona di Visione, Turin (IT)

2020
BILLY - Wanja Hack, Linz (AT)
Share Festival 2020 – Riots, Here We Are, Turin, (IT)
MetaCinema 2020 – Festival delle Audiovisioni Ibridanti, Bologna (IT)
Ibrida Festival 2020, Forlì (IT)
VALIE EXPORT X Cyber Art, OÖ Landes-Kultur, Linz (AT)
Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Linz (AT)
Kultur braucht Kunst, Schlossmuseum Linz (AT)
AMRO Festival - Art Meets Radical Openness 2020, Linz (AT)
Ricalcolo. Di territori computanti e dei loro attuatori analogici, KB 1909, Gorizia (IT)
Mind the Gap, Biblioteca Statale Isontina & Dipartimento di Salute Mentale "F. Basaglia" , Gorizia (IT)

2019
Swiss Original, Overstudio, Milano (IT)
BEST OFF, Splace am Hauptplatz, Linz (AT)
XII Video Vortex conference, Spazju Kreattiv, Malta (MT)
Berlin Art Week, Bitkom, Berlin (DE)
Ars Electronica Festival 2019 - Out of the box, PostCity, Linz (AT)
Casting Screens, HFBK Hamburg, Hamburg (DE)
Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha (CN)
OMA - Open Media Award, Ars Electronica Center, Linz (AT)
Best Before: 17.01.19, Splace am Hauptplatz, Linz (AT)

2018
Speculum Artium 10, New Media Culture Festival, Trbovlje (SL)
Ars Electronica Festival 2018 - Error, the Art of imperfection, Post-City, Linz (AT)
Rundgang, Kunstuniversität Linz (AT)
The Internet Yami-Ichi, HeK - Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel (CH)

2017
Pink Pink Moon, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale
The Internet Yami-Ichi, iMal - Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels (BE)
Maison Laponte collection launch, Vogue Fashion Night, Milano (IT),
Connections, A bit of History 2017, MRF, Torino (IT),

2016
Paesaggio Futuro, Deutsche bank, Milano (IT),
One Step Beyond, Porto dell'Arte, Bologna (IT)
Accept / Decline, Gallleriapiù, Bologna (IT)
Dronica, Gallleriapiù, Bologna (IT)
Space. Inside and Outside the limits, NoD Gallery, Prague (CZ)

2015
Space. Inside and Outside the limits, Pinacoteca Albertina, Torino (IT), curated by Art Prize CBM
Secondo Livello, oTTo Gallery, Bologna (IT)
Rebus, oTTo Gallery, Bologna (IT)
Terzo Allestimento, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

Awards & Grants

2022 Bank Austria Studios Program (AT)
2020 Share Prize, finalist, Torino (IT)
2019 Swiss Original, selected project, Milano (IT)
2019 OMA, Open Media Award, Selected project, Linz (AT)
2017 Call for Gif Artists, selected project, Asa Nisi Masa, Roma (IT)
2015 Art Prize CBM - Premio Carlo Bonatto Minella, finalist video-art category, Torino (IT)/ London (UK)/ Prague (CZ)

Residencies

2019
IAMAS - Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Ōgaki, (JP)

Curatorial Projects

2022 Next Cloud Atelierhaus, servus.at, Online
2021 Next Cloud Residency, servus.at, Online
2020 Lost in a Garden of Clouds, AMRO Festival (AT)
2020 The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo), Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Linz (AT)
2019 The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo), DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali, Bologna (IT)
2019 The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo), Ars Electronica Festival 2019, Linz (AT)

Press & Publications

2021 Essere stalker di se stessi. Il filtro d'artista di S()fia Braga, Artribune
2021 Pandemic Exchange: How Artists Experience the COVID-19 Crisis, Edited by Josephine Bosma, Insitute of Network Cultures
2021 La fanzine come spazio d'espressione libero, etico e indipendente, i-D Italy
2020 I (never) explain #80 – S()fia Braga, ATP Diary
2020 S()fia Braga - Die Verwandlung, TBD Ultramagazine
2020 Ricalcolo: a Gorizia, una mostra sul miraggio della perfezione tecnologica, Exibart
2019 “Internet Yami Ichi”: intervista ai curatori, Rivista Segno
2018 You Are Running out of Battery - Sofia Braga, Link Art Center
2016 Chmode. Un passo oltre, ATP diary

Talks

2022 Data Bodies, CIVA - Vienna Media Art Festival, Vienna (AT)
2021 Our Bodies, Our Data, Online event, organised by FACES, Gender, Technology, Art. Supported by Frauekulturbüro NRW
2021 TANK TALK w/ Valentina Tanni, Tank Serbatoio culturale, Bologna (IT)
2020 Post Digital, Casa Cavazzini – Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Udine

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