Sofia Boito (São Paulo, Brazil, 1987) is an artist and researcher living between Paris and São Paulo. Sofia holds a PHD in Performing Arts (University of São Paulo – USP, 2018), and she developed one year of doctoral research at Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III (2017). Interested in artistic creation in a hybrid field – she seeks to create performative processes where hegemonic binarisms are abolished, in order to create artistic strategies to (re)enchant the world.
Sofia frequently addresses, as a theme, her status as a woman, feminism and the contemporary urban condition. She has been working in projects in several cities of Brazil, Italy, France and Chile; and she has been collaborating with several groups and artists, such as: V.AG.A*(Brazil), Teatro da Vertigem (Brazil), TeaterKUNST (Denmark), Ana Borralho & João Galante (Portugal), Nathalie Béasse (France); Cyril Desclés (France) and Carolina Mendonça (Germany). As a screen writer Sofia wrote the short-movie “The Widow”, directed by Diogo de Nazaré (2018), in which she also played the main character. In 2018 the artist was a laureate from Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) with her project “I am not here to talk about me, but to talk about Jaz”.
In 2019 she presented JAZ, the work that resulted from this residency, in SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo – Brazil. In 2021 Sofia published her fiction book “No fundo da última gaveta da cômoda” (Ed. Patuá). Sofia is a member of the artist collective palabrería, with who she investigates literature, performance, theater and feminisms in Latin America.