About

Sonia Dias
1964, Nice -France
Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sonia Dias was born in Nice, France, but lives in Brazil, Sao Paulo, since 4 years old. Dias has developed a greater part of her process of immersion in the world of visual arts in the last 10 years when, having left her original profession as a lawyer, she decided to choose the career that suited her dreams.
Influenced by the thoughts of Gaston Bachelard and Didi-Huberman, her research through the image is based on relations of dialogue between rationality and the unconscious. The purpose of her work is that It can wake up the viewer’s dormant memories of ancestral and submerged emotions from the universal imaginary.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2017 Restlessness Program – Oriented Art Project Development, Tomie Ohtake Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013/17 Advanced Photography Studies, Eder Chiodetto e Fabiana Bruno at Ateliê Fotô, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015/17 Photography study group with Armando Prado
2015/17 Visual thinking development and the study of image, with the artist Carlos Fajardo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 Photography with the artist Cláudio Edinger, India
2010 Luz Marginal Procura Corpo Vago, with Gal Oppido, (MAM) Museum of Modern Art São Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil
2005/07 Photography, Escola Panamericana, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
1988 Bachelor of Laws, Largo São Francisco, USP

AWARDS
2018 Artist Award Choice – 25o. Salão de Artes Plásticas de Praia Grande, Palácio das Artes, Praia Grande – SP, Brazil
2017    Acquisitive Award at 49o. SAC – Pinacoteca de Piracicaba’s Contemporary Art Salon. Piracicaba- SP, Brazil
2017    Portfolio Award at 49o. SAC – Pinacoteca de Piracicaba’s Contemporary Art Salon. Piracicaba- SP, Brazil

COLLECTIONS
Pinacoteca de Piracicaba – Piracicaba-SP, Brazil
Palácio das Artes – Praia Grande – SP, Brazil
House of Representatives – Brasília – DF, Brazil

PUBLICATIONS
2019     History of Author Photography and Modern Painting. Cláudio Edinger, published by Ipsis. Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil
2018     Floema. Published by Fotô Editorial. Sao Paulo, Brazil
2017     Pierre Verger Prize Catalogue, Bahia – Brazil
2015     Best PHOTOGRAPHERS 2015 ONE EYELAND BOOK VOL.5

Exhibitions

  • 2019

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    - Fotografia No Salão, Lâminas. Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil
    2019
    - APhF:19 Athens Photo Festival - Benaki Museum, Athnes - Greece
    - LACDA Top 40 - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles -USA
    - ESPY Photo Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea - Wales, UK
    - 21a. Cascavelense Fine Art Show, Cascavel - PR, Brazil
    - Quadrantes IV. Galeria Décimo, Anexo IV, House of Representatives, Brasília - GO, Brazil

  • 2018

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    - 25th Art Salon from Praia Grande, Complexo Cultural Palácio das Artes, Praia Grande - SP, Brazil
    - Zum Festival. Moreira Salles Institute. Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
    - 50th SAC - Pinacoteca de Piracicaba’s Contemporary Art Salon. Piracicaba- SP, Brazil
    - 25th Curitibano's Art Salon, Curitiba - PR - Brazil
    - Compartiarte, Centro Brasileiro Britânico. Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
    - 17h Jataí Contemporary Art Salon , MAC – Museu de Arte Contemporâea de Jataí, Jataí-GO, Brazil.
    - 46th Luiz Sacilotto Contemporary Art Salon – Paço Municipal, Santo André-SP
    - Arte / Formatto, São Paulo - SP
    - Contemporary Exchanges – Centro Universitário Maria Antônia-USP, São Paulo-SP
    - 9th Award - Artists without a Gallery, Zipper Gallery, Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil

  • 2017

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    - 49th SAC - Pinacoteca de Piracicaba’s Contemporary Art Salon. Piracicaba- SP, Brazil
    - National Photography Art Prize Show Pierre Verger, Palacete das Artes, Salvador – BA, Brazil
    - 1st Elected Exhibition MARP - Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto – SP, Brazil
    - Quimeras, Apólogos e Algumas Fábulas, curated by Eder Chiodetto, DOC Gallery, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil
    - Coletivo Paralelo, Euroarte Gallery, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil

  • 2016

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    - Arte Formatto Show, Caribé Gallery, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil
    - Participated at the Art Fairs: SP-Foto e SP-Arte, Galeria Room8, São Paulo – SP, Brazil