Currents Presents: Gabriel Sosa
Gabriel Sosa is an artist, curator, educator, and linguist based in Boston. Through a multi-disciplinary practice that includes drawing, video, and public installation, he combines interests in translation, memory, and social justice to explore how the use of language subtly and consistently shapes our everyday experiences. His work has been shown at the O, Miami Poetry Festival; Tufts University Art Galleries; Centro Cultural Español, Miami; La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana; AREA, Boston; and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. He was one of the curators of the Area Code Art Fair 2020, the first art fair focused on artists with ties to New England, and has also organized exhibitions at the Nave Gallery in Somerville and Haley House in Roxbury. He has been an artist-in-residence at Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia; Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mass MoCA; and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California. He is currently a Now + There Accelerator Fellow and a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Sosa will trace how his upbringing in Miami and his experiences as an interpreter in the Massachusetts court system have influenced his work and lead to his fascination with the subversion of language in the public space.
Currents is a lecture and discussion series by local thinkers and makers that is open and free to everyone.
Image: Photography by Laritza Menjivar
Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pmVirtual Event