Frozen North Pole No.28
Sonia Gomez was born in 1948 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She brings together cultural movements and traditions by stitching and binding different fabrics, thread, wood, lace and shoelaces, sometimes as firm placeholders for the missing or invisible bodies of biomorphic sculptures and structures. Some refer to the body itself, a decolonized past, a reinterpretation of the present and past self, as well as a celebration of black people and black heritage.
Gomez at the Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art and Fried. There have been solo exhibitions at the Musee Burda, among others, and participation in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale, The Future of the World.
Angela de la Cruz
Stamping the Water (Performance in the Lhasa River, Tibet)