Sofia Lomba

Field of Practice:

Visual

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Berlin, Deutschland

Year:

2020, 2021

Stay(s):

Jan 2022 - June 2022

Born in Porto/Portugal in 1984.

Sofia Lomba’s artistic practice forms itself inside, outside, around and about the body. Reflecting on processes of transformation and binary structures, she accepts these constraints by resisting them. In an endless process of variation and repetition, she creates series of drawings giving way to landscapes that weave between scientific taxonomy and imaginary speculation. Vaginas turning into volcanos turning into vulvae turning into clitorides turning into penises. Hybrids between plant and human, vegetable and flesh.

Sofia Lomba holds a diploma in fine arts from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto/Portugal (2009). She studied dance at the Balleteatro and the Escola de Dança do Porto (2000–2010) and taught Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu at the Chinese Martial Arts Academy, also in Porto (2013–2015). She was awarded the Inov-Art grant by DGArtes Portugal for an internship in Berlin/Germany (2010).

Besides her extensive drawing expertise, she is a drummer and a performer. In 2018, Lomba’s series of drawings, Spongy Bodies,was shown in TIER.space in Berlin. Since 2015, she has collaborated with Discoteca Flaming Star, performed for the camera in Ingrid(2003–present), presented at Ausland (2019) and Hamburger Bahnhof (2018) among others and performed live in IngridLandscape Leewayat Savvy Contemporary (2018) in Berlin. Lomba collaborated with Graw Böckler on the great puddle, which was presented at CTM Festival at Berghain Panorama Bar (2016), and with Wojciech Kosma as part of The Familyin the performance Princessesat Galerie Kamm in Berlin (2012).