*Sofía Córdova / Beatriz Cortez / Candice Lin / Allison Smith / Patrick Staff






Sofía Córdova (b. 1985, Carolina, Puerto Rico; based in Oakland) makes work that considers sci-fi and futurity, dance and music culture(s), the internet, mystical objects, extinction and mutation, migration, and climate change under the conditions of late capitalism and its technologies. She is one half of the music duo, XUXA SANTAMARIA. In addition to discrete projects, performances, and albums, the duo collectively scores all of Córdova’s video and performance work. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Green Grass with Dionne Lee, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver; A las mil maravillas/ In the Thousand Wonders, Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Where Thieves Go After Death, ASU Museum Project Space, Phoenix; The Gentle Voice That Talks To You Won’t Talk Forever, City Limits Gallery, Oakland; New Earth with Joelle Mercedes and Jacqueline Carmen Guerrero, ACRE, Chicago; and A+P+I with Genevieve Quick and Sanaz Mazinani, Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland. She is currently in residency at Eyebeam, New York. She has received the Creative Work Fund Grant; Signals From the West: Merce Cunningham at 100 commission and residency, as part of Hope Mohr Dance’s Bridge Project from SFMOMA Open Space; and was an SFMOMA SECA Award Finalist. She received her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010 and her BFA in Photography at St. John’s University, Queens, NY in 2006.

You can read Sofía Córdova’s interview with co-curator Chloe Kwiatkowski in the exhibition catalog.

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Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016-2020; 2 channel video, color, sound. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Brief Candles, 2020; Watercolor, charcoal, pencil on paper; 9 x 13 inches. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Brief Candles, 2020; Watercolor, charcoal, pencil on paper; 9 x 13 inches. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Brief Candles, 2020; Watercolor, charcoal, pencil on paper; 20 x 24 inches. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Brief Candles, 2020; Watercolor, charcoal, pencil on paper; 20 x 24 inches. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, DEELOOVIO (deluge), 2016-2020; Video; 10:00"; Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, DEELOOVIO (deluge), 2016-2020; Video; 10:00"; Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Yo fui la mas callada, 2020; Polyamide; 18 x 10 x 7 inches; Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, Yo fui la mas callada, 2020; Polyamide; 18 x 10 x 7 inches; Courtesy of the artist.