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Sophia Wallace

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Untitled, Modesty, 2010 C-print 40 X 30 In. © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of On Beauty shown at KUNSTHALLE wien Museum, Nov. 9, 2011 -Jan. 29 2012 C-prints and Video Various Dimensions © 2010 - 2011 Sophia Wallace
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Untitled, Immaculate, 2010 C-print 40 X 30 In. © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of On Beauty shown at KUNSTHALLE wien Museum, Nov. 9, 2011 -Jan. 29 2012 C-prints and Video Various Dimensions © 2010 - 2011 Sophia Wallace
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Untitled, Purity, 2010 C-print 40 X 30 In. © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of On Beauty shown at KUNSTHALLE wien Museum, Nov. 9, 2011 -Jan. 29 2012 C-prints and Video Various Dimensions © 2010 - 2011 Sophia Wallace
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DeVohn, No. 2, 2010 C-print 48 X 32 in © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of Modern Dandy shown at MiLK Gallery, July 2011 C-prints 48 X 32 in © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Freeman, No. 2, 2010 C-print 48 X 32 in © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Raadiy, No. 2, 2010 C-print 48 X 32 in © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of Modern Dandy shown at MiLK Gallery, July 2011 C-prints 48 X 32 in © 2010 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of Truer shown in A Fine Line, Private Lives for Public View, Nov. 11 - Dec. 18 2011 C-prints Works Are 20x24 In. © 2008-2009 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of Truer shown in A Fine Line, Private Lives for Public View, Nov. 11 - Dec. 18 2011 C-prints Works Are 20x24 In. © 2008-2009 Sophia Wallace
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Installation view of Truer shown on the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, 2010 Projected Photograph © 2008-2009 Sophia Wallace
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Truer, an autobiographical love story. , 2008 Photography © 2009 Sophia Wallace
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Installation views of Losing and Finding Amma shown at the Carnegie Museum, Dec. 2009 - Jan 2010 C-prints and Vintage Prints Various Dimensions © 2009 Sophia Wallace
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Losing and Finding Amma, 1938-1942 16x20 © Sophia Wallace
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Losing and Finding Amma, 1938-1942 Photography 8x10 © Sophia Wallace
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Untitled, Losing and Finding Amma, 2009 Photography 30x40 © 2009 Sophia Wallace
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Άδάμας (unconquerable) Sculpture
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Seattle
Birth year
1978
Lives in
New York
Works in
Brooklyn, Berlin
Schools
University of Ghana, 1998
Smith College, 2000, Bachelor of Arts - Government
New York University (NYU)
Tags
gallery installation, video-art, performance, surrealism, modern, photography, figurative, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

Sophia Wallace is an American conceptual artist who uses mixed media to explore alterity. Wallace’s focus is how otherness is constructed visually on the gendered, sexualized, racialized body. Wallace has presented her work in major exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Kunsthalle Wien Museum, Art Basel Miami, Scope NY, Taschen Gallery and Aperture Gallery among others. She was awarded PDN's Curator Award, Critic's Pick by the Griffin Museum, American Photography AP-25 and ArtSlant's Showcase Award. Her work has been reviewed in ARTSY, BLOUIN Art info, Hyperallergic, VICE, Huffington Post, The Guardian, GLAMOUR, Teen Vogue, Fast Company,  The New Yorker, les in ROCKS, and The Sydney Morning Herald among other publications. Wallace has received international critical acclaim and viral exposure for "CLITERACY" a project addressing citizenship and body sovereignty using the medium of text-based objects, unauthorized street installation, performance and sculptural forms. Wallace holds a BA from Smith College and an MA in Photography from NYU and the International Center of Photography. In 2012, she was a Van Lier Fellow. In 2014, she gave a TEDx Talk in Salford, UK.