S()fia Braga is an Italian artist and Instagram terrorist based in Linz (Austria). She develops her artistic research at the intersection between Digital, Post-Digital practices and cyberstalking, focusing especially on the social impact of web interfaces and the subversion of centralized social media platforms. She graduated in Visual Arts (BA, MA) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and is currently attending the Interface Cultures master program at the University of Art and Design of Linz. In 2019 she was artist in residence at IAMAS – Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Ōgaki, Japan, and she curated the Internet Yami-Ichi at Ars Electronica Festival and its first Italian edition in Bologna. In 2020 she is one of the finalist of the Share Prize. (Turin, IT)
Her works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), The Wrong – The New Digital Art Biennale, Pinacoteca Albertina di Torino (Italy), Deutsche Bank (Milan, Italy), Xie Zilong Photography Museum (Changsha, China), XII Video Vortex Conference (La Valletta, Malta), Speculum Artium (Trbovlje, Slovenia), Link Cabinet (Italy) and more.

Education

2017 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, curated by Matteo Cremonesi

Group Exhibitions

2020
BILLY - Wanja Hack, Linz (AT)
Share Festival 2020 – Riots, Here We Are, Turin, (IT)
Ibrida Festival 2020, Forlì (IT)
VALIE EXPORT X Cyber Art, OÖ Landes-Kultur, Linz (AT), curated by Anika Meyer
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) curated by Davide Bevilacqua

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, curated by Fabio Paris
The Internet Yami-Ichi, iMal - Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels (BE), curated by Exonemo
Maison Laponte collection launch, Vogue Fashion Night, Milano (IT), Multimedia installation in collaboration with Bruno Armeni, curated by Maison Laponte
Connections, A bit of History 2017, MRF, Torino (IT), curated by Opere Scelte

2016
Paesaggio Futuro, Deutsche bank, Milano (IT), curated by Opere Scelte
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), curated by Jir​ì Machalicky

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

2014
Effetto, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, curated by Luca Caccioni

2013
Canti Orfani, Biblioteca comunale di Marradi (IT), curated by Stefano Scheda
Matta.dero, Galleria Isala, Madrid (ES)
Matta.dero, Quinta del sordo, Madrid (ES)

2012
(Tr)atto, smell festival, Bologna, performance curated by Stefano Scheda
Step 012 - Il Dovere, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, curated by Lelio Aiello

Awards

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

2020
Lost in a Garden of Clouds, Online Exhibition, AMRO Festival 2020, in collaboration with Davide Bevilacqua and Matthias Pitscher
The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo JP), Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Linz (AT)

2019
The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo JP), DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali, Bologna (IT) in collaboration with Metoché
The Internet Yami-Ichi (project by IDPW/Exonemo JP), Ars Electronica Festival 2019, Linz (AT)

Press

2020 I (never) explain #80 – S()fia Braga, ATP Diary
2020 Ricalcolo: a Gorizia, una mostra sul miraggio della perfezione tecnologica, Exibart
2019 “Internet Yami Ichi”: intervista ai curatori, Rivista Segno
2016 Chmode. Un passo oltre, ATP diary

Talks

2020 Post Digital: strategies of representation between physical and digital, Casa Cavazzini – Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Udine

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