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Biography

 

   

     Sofia Caetano was born in Ponta Delgada – in the Portuguese paradisiac Azores islands. Sofia went to schools and earned all kinds of degrees, she even taught at some institutions, maybe she still does because she likes it.

     Withal, her works center around film and spectatorship. Sofia is a filmmaker who works between the flatness of the filmic screen and the spaciousness of its relationship with installation. She investigates forms and presentation modes, concentrating on the relationship these develop with those who experience the works: the spectator. Her work is, existentially, more or less comedic. Speculatively speaking, it is also provocative.

     Sofia buckled up with Elliot Sheedy and co-founded in 2016

The Spectacular House, a Media Art production house that develops commercial and original content. She is currently writing her first feature film, The Happiest Man – ask her about it.

interview in English
interview in Portuguese

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

FUSO Anual de Video Arte International de Lisboa, 2019

57th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2019

56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2018

55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2017

Doc Sunback Film Festival, Kansas, USA, 2017

Nihon University, Tokyo, invited by Tomonari Nishikawa, 2016

Yoni Fest, Los Angeles, USA, 2016

O Dia Mais Curto, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2016

Magnolia Loft, Boston, USA, 2016

Emerson Film Festival, Boston, USA, 2016

Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner, Paris, France, 2015

Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, 2015

5th Walk & Talk Public Art Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2015

Emerson Film Festival, Boston, USA, 2015

Gstaadfilm Festival – International Short Film Festival for Films by

Artists, Gstaad, Switzerland, 2015

South Texas Underground Film Festival, Corpus Christi, USA, 2015

Doc Sunback Film Festival, Kansas, USA, 2015

4th Walk & Talk Public Art Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2014

Artfools Video Festival, Larissa, Greece, 2014

SEFF Binghamton, Binghamton, USA, 2014

Kisakes Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014

Jornadas de Reapropriacíon, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014

Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal, 2005

SOLO SHOWS

Thirst Explorations, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas, Spain

July-Semptember 2018

Speculation, Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Portugal,

May-June 2018

BLISS, Arquipélago Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Portugal, 

March-April 2017

BLISS, Emerson College, USA,

April-May 2016

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

Prémio Sonae Media Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art –

Chiado Museum, Portugal, November 2017 – April 2018

Space Place Image Sound, Emerson College, Boston, USA, 2014

3rd Walk & Talk Public Art Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2013

Algumas Fotografias, Inst. Port. de Fotografia, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013

IPF 14, Galeria Geraldes da Silva, Porto, Portugal, 2012

2nd Walk & Talk Public Art Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2012

Finalistas Pintura 2010, Palácio Galveias Lisbon, Portugal, 2011

Exposição Colectiva dos Finalistas de Pintura, C. Cultural da Nazaré, Portugal, 2010

Centelhos de Arte – Sentido de Partilha, Galerias Chiado, Portugal, 2009

OTHER THEATRICAL SHOWINGS

Aurora Picture Show, Houston, USA 2019

McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, USA 2019

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, USA 2019

Light Box, Detroit, USA 2019

Columbia College, Chicago, USA 2019

Wave Pool, Cincinnati, USA 2019

21c Museum Hotel, Nashville, USA 2019

Zeitgeist NOLA, New Orleans, USA 2019

University of North Texas, Denton, USA 2019

Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2013

Centro Cultural de Almada, Portugal, 2012


RESIDENCIES

Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas, Spain, 2018

Walk & Talk Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2018/19

INSTALLATION WORK

POISON GARDEN, multimedia motorhome, 14 mins, 2019

Thirst Explorations, Multimedia Installation, 7 mins, 2018

Speculation, 6-channel Multimedia Installation, 17 mins, 2018

GOD, Interactive Multimedia Installation, 4 mins, 2017

BLISS, Digital and 16mm, 30 mins, 2016

iPyramid, Digital, 3 mins, 2014

The Portrait, 16mm, 3 mins, 2014

 

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS

University of North Texas, Denton, 2019

Columbia College, Chicago, 2019

Massachussets College of Art and Design, 2018

Youngstown State University, 2018

FILMOGRAPHY

Feature Films

The Happiest Man, pre-production

Fiction Short Film

SKIN, Digital, 10 mins, 2018

BLISS, Digital, 20 mins, 2016

The Kingsleys, Digital, 12 mins, 2015

Coisa Bela, Digital, 11 mins, 2015

Webs, Digital, 3 mins, 2015

Sunday, Digital, 14 mins, 2015

2.866.642 Ways to Create Space, 16mm, 5 mins, 2014

Nevermind, this film is in your head, 16mm, 7 mins, 2014

Fresh Fur, Digital, 6 mins, 2013

WOW, Digital, 2 mins, 2013

Ritual, Digital, 11 mins, 2011

Gato, Digital, 7 mins, 2010

Documentary

One artist per day keeps the doctor away, Digital, 20 mins, 2014

Aos meus avós, Digital, 12 mins, 2012

Web Series

The Spectaculars, Six webisodes, 2016

Video Art 

Aurora, Digital, 4 mins, 2010

Popusiti, Digital, 3 mins, 2009

Ikissme, Digital, 2 mins, 2009

Animation

Birth of Creastor, Digital, 3 mins, 2017

Music Videos

Elliot Sheedy - Making Love Outside, Digital, 3mins, 2017

PMDS - 100 Days of May, 4mins, 2017

The Spectaculars – Rib-cage Heaven, VHS, 3 mins, 2016

Joal – Storyteller, Digital, 4 mins, 2011

Dance For Camera

Alma Penada, Digital, 6 mins, 2013

Sofia is represented in Portugal by

Galeria Fonseca Macedo.

If you'd like to receive my online portfolio with

links to some of my latest work, please write me.

CV & Resume also available under request.