Sofía Córdova

Artadia Awardee

“Cordova’s videos and installations make time move back and forth—informed by both the past and the future— and always in the spirit of revolution and collectivity.”  – Juror Jordan Stein, Writer, independent curator, and founder of Cushion Works, San Francisco.

Born in 1985 in Carolina, Puerto Rico and currently based in Oakland, California, Sofía Córdova has exhibited and performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Tufts University Galleries, SFMOMA, the Arizona State University Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, the Vincent Price Museum, the Wattis Institute and the MEWO Kunsthalle.  She has participated in residencies at Eyebeam, NY, Headlands Center for the Arts, Mills College Museum, CA, and the ASU Museum, AZ and composed and choreographed performances for the SF Arts Commission, Merce Cunningham Trust and Soundwave Biennial. She is a recipient of a Creative Work Fund and has been featured in Art in America and Aperture Magazines.

Córdova makes work that considers sci-fi as alternative history, dance music’s liberatory dimensions, climate change and migration, mystical objects and most recently, revolution – historical and imagined – within the matrix of class, gender, race, late capitalism and its technologies. Recent works have included performance, video, music, sculpture, taxidermy, and installation. She is one half of the music duo XUXA SANTAMARIA. In addition to discrete projects, performances, and albums the duo collectively scores all of her video and performance work.