Sofía Córdova


Sofía Córdova (USA, b. 1985 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) received her BFA from St. John’s University and the International Center of Photography and her MFA from California College of the Arts.

Córdova makes work that considers science-fiction as alternative history, dance music’s liberatory dimensions, colonial contamination, climate change and migration, and most recently, revolution - historical and imagined - within the matrix of class, gender, race, late capitalism and its technologies. She is one-half of the music duo, XUXA SANTAMARIA. Her work has been performed or exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Arizona State University Museum, the Vincent Price Museum, Art Hub in Shanghai, the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, and the MEWO Kunsthalle in Germany.

Córdova has held solo exhibitions at the The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY (2023); Tufts University Art Galleries, Boston, MA (2022); Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2018); ASU Art Museum Project Space, Tempe, AZ (2017); City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA (2017); Pro Arts, Oakland, CA (2015); Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA (2014); and PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2011). Córdova’s work is in the permanent collections of the Kadist Foundation in San Francisco, CA/ Paris, FR and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.