Born 1985, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

EDUCATION
MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2010
BFA, Photography, St. John's University, Queens, NY, 2005
One-Year Program (Creative Practices), International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2005
A.A. Photography and Biology, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA, 2003

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Kadist, San Francisco, CA/ Paris, FR
Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Includes all solo and select 2 person shows
2023
Untitled Solo, Buffalo Institute of Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY (forthcoming)
Untitled Solo, San Jose State University Galleries, San Jose, CA (forthcoming)
Untitled Solo, Fresno City College Galleries, Fresno, CA (forthcoming)

2022
Sofía Córdova: Backed Up Into Dawn, SMFA at Tufts University Galleries, Boston, MA

2021
dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don’t have here, Chinese Culture Center at 41 Ross, San Francisco, CA
Sofía Córdova: Video + Film Works, Alabama Contemporary, Mobile, AL

2019
Green Grass, with Dionne Lee, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO

2018
A las mil maravillas/ In the Thousand Wonders, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Where Thieves Go After Death, ASU Museum Project Space, Phoenix, AZ
The Gentle Voice That Talks To You Won't Talk Forever, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015
Bilongo Esmeralda (Let The Devil Take Style), Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
I Perceive the Other as I Lose Myself, with Autumn Knight, She Works Flexible, Houston, TX

2014
Every Night I Tell Myself I Am the Cosmos, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
home(-)free, with Megan Lindeman, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Baby, Remember My Name, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
In Dispersion/ En la dispersión, VisArts, Rockville, MD
Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art, Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2021
Creeper's Luncheon, De:Formal, Mock Jungle, Bologna, Italy
The Rise of the Care Machines, De:Formal (online) + Galería Juniin, Guayaquil, Ecuador

2020
The Word for World is Forest, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
25@25, CSU Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA
Tomorrow is Already Here, Headland Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2019
Concrete Jungle, Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL
Surfacing Histories,Hubbell Gallery at CCA, San Francisco, CA
More Than 700 Years, Walter and McBean Galleries, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
Give me Your Hand Dove so That I may Climb Into Your Nest, SJ Weiler Fund, New York, NY
Task of Remembrance, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA

2018
Bay Area Now 8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Vanitas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Soul Mining, Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Solar Flare, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
somatic significations, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017
Sabbath, Dorothy Saxe Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Let me tell you something you already know, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Buried in the Mix, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Soul Mining, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
The Petty Biennial, University of Chicago Arts Incubator, Chicago, IL
LIMB II, Et Al Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Earth, ACRE, Chicago, IL
A+P+I, Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
THROWN, Bridge Productions, Seattle, WA
Sonic Futures, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Sooner or Later, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2016
In The Blink of an Eye, Arthub Asia, Shanghai, China
Re:DADA, Swissnex, San Francisco, CA
Intro (Writing’s On the Wall), Slide 1-2-3 Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA
After Pop Life, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Empowerpoint, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
Objectness, Demerritt|Pauwels Editions, SF Art Book Fair, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

2015
Caprichos Anatomicos, WORKS, San Jose, CA
West of The Sun, Kala Fellowship Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2014
Projected Personae, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2012
Night Light, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Hybrid Narrative, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA

2011
Sonido Pirata, Sonoma Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
SF Tropical , Queens Nail’s, San Francisco, CA
On the Ground, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
There's a Way in Which...A Tribute to Larry Sultan, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Sultry, Kris Graves Projects, New York, NY

PERFORMANCES
2021
SOBRE/ON, digital commission by San Jose Museum of Art, presented virtually in 3 parts, San Jose, CA

2019
Underwater Moonlight, part of Signals From the West: Merce Cunningham at 100,ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
Surrounding Desire, part of Heavy Breathing, with Anna Martine Whitehead, San Francisco, CA

2018
Song4Sanctuary, Commission for San Francisco Art Commission, City Hall, San Francisco, CA
Untitled (WALL), Commission for Soundwave Biennial ((8)), at the Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA

2017
BILONGO LILA: Nobody Dies in a Foretold War, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2016
ARMY OF DARKNESS, Part of Heavy Breathing in collaboration with the Berkeley Art Museum, held off site at the Starline Social Club Oakland, CA

2015
Brothyrs and Systers of the Mystery, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA
#Selvadamor, Barcelona, Spain
Directions Given, Directions Taken #6, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos (Test # 4), Counter Currents, She Works Flexible, Organized by the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

2014
I Do It Clean, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
Untitled ( Live Screen Test #1), SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2013
Low Down + Spread Wide,SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos (Test #3), Night Light, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2012
LOOP, in collaboration with Helena Producciones, SFMOMA + Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos (Test 1), Southern Exposure Machine Project, SOEX, San Francisco, CA,
Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos (LIVE RECORDING ), Double Grooves and Dirty Menudo, w/ Julio Cesar Morales, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Under the Influence of Love, Chime&co. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Luna Negra, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
HYFR, SXSW, Austin, TX

SCREENINGS
2023
Cassandra with a flood in her mouth: A chorus, a riot, a cult, a swarm, JOAN @ REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

2022
Marathon Screenings, Los Angeles, CA

2021
Camp Fires, together arts, Miami, FL

2019
Miami New Media Festival, Doral Museum of Art, Doral, FL

2017
Echoes of a Tumbling Throne 5-7 (with live instrumentation), Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA

2016
In The Blink of an Eye, Art Hub Asia, Shanghai, China

2015
Echoes of a Tumbling Throne 1-7 (with live instrumentation), Frank Ogawa Plaza/ Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
SCRNS (drag it out), San Francisco, CA
Carriers of The Funk Film Festival, Oakland, CA
ExCinema, Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA

2011
QNTV, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
Lift Project, Arthouse at Jones Center, Austin, TX

PUBLICATIONS + EDITIONS
2022
Everything Must Go (Monograph), Krupskaya Editions, Oakland, CA
Punk! Las Americas Edition, edited by Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa, Rodrigo Quijano and Shane Greene, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK

2021
Aperture Magazine Winter Issue: Latinx, edited by Pilar Tomkins-Rivas, New York, NY

2019
Photographers Looking at Photographs, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

2018
Solar Flare Catalog, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2017
Sabbath Catalog, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Buried in the Mix Catalog, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Sonic Futures Catalog, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2016
CIVIC 2, VHS, Colpa Press
3d Additivst Cookbook, Editors/Lead Artists: Morehshin Allahyari + Daniel Rourke

2015
Directions Given, Directions Taken Catalog, Southern Exposure
2x2 Solos: Bilongo Esmeralda (Let The Devil Take Style) Catalog, ProArts
Hour After Reader, Carrie Hott, Colpa Press + Interface Gallery

2014
Enciclopedia Infinita/ Infinite Encyclopedia Volumen I / Volume I (Monograph)., DeMerritt/Pauwels Editions

2012
Finos Detalles Catalog, San Francisco, CA
Super Pop Up Shop Catalog, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2018
Song4Sanctuary (performance), City Hall, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, Theme: Sanctuary, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS, HONORS, AND RESIDENCIES
Eyebeam Residency, New York, NY, 2020
Creative Work Fund Grantee, 2019 - 2021
Signals From the West: Merce Cunningham at 100, Commission + Residency, SFMOMA Open Space + Hope Mohr Dance Co. + M. Cunningham Trust, 2019
SFMOMA SECA Award Finalist, 2019
Villa Lena Residency, Palaia, Italy, 2018
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA, 2018
Artist Exchange Program (Spain-USA), via the Spanish Embassy in US, Málaga, Spain, 2017
International Artist Residency Program, Arizona State University Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
A+P+I Residency, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, 2017
Headlands Center for The Arts Residency on Climate Change, Sausalito, CA, 2016
ACRE Residency (Boricua Scholarship recipient), Steuben, WI, 2016
Arteles, Neo Future Themed Residency, Haukijärvi, Finland, 2016
Bay Area Video Coalition Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2016
2x2 Solos Series Selected Artist, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, 2015
Zoo Labs Residency, Oakland, CA, 2015
Kala Fellowship Award, Berkeley, CA, 2014-2015
Real Time and Space Residency, Oakland, CA, 2014

LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA
2022
Artist Lecture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA (public)
Sonic Cultural Circuits of the Americas, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (public)
The Narrative Arc of Latinx Photography, Aperture Magazine and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (online)
Artist Lecture, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (public)
Artist Lecture, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2021
Artist lecture, Lamar School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (public)

2020
Artist lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA (public)

2018
Artist lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (public)

2016
Strange Developments: Women In Video Art Panel, with Lynn Hershman Leeson and Desiree Holman, The Lab, San Francisco, CA (public)

2015
El Cumbanchero Que Se Vá, presentation on modern Caribbean dance music, Experience Music Project Pop Conference, Seattle, WA 

2014
Artist talk and book presentation for Infinite Encyclopedia/ Enciclopedia Infinita, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS, HONORS, AND RESIDENCIES
Eyebeam Residency, New York, NY, 2020
Creative Work Fund Grantee, 2019 - 2021
Signals From the West: Merce Cunningham at 100, Commission + Residency, SFMOMA Open Space + Hope Mohr Dance Co. + M. Cunningham Trust, 2019
SFMOMA SECA Award Finalist, 2019
Villa Lena Residency, Palaia, Italy, 2018
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA, 2018
Artist Exchange Program (Spain-USA), via the Spanish Embassy in US, Málaga, Spain, 2017
International Artist Residency Program, Arizona State University Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
A+P+I Residency, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, 2017
Headlands Center for The Arts Residency on Climate Change, Sausalito, CA, 2016
ACRE Residency (Boricua Scholarship recipient), Steuben, WI, 2016
Arteles, Neo Future Themed Residency, Haukijärvi, Finland, 2016
Bay Area Video Coalition Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2016
2x2 Solos Series Selected Artist, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, 2015
Zoo Labs Residency, Oakland, CA, 2015
Kala Fellowship Award, Berkeley, CA, 2014-2015
Real Time and Space Residency, Oakland, CA, 2014