Sofia Bastidas

Collaborative Systems: Alum Kyle Hobratschk Interviews Art’s Sofia Bastidas

About Kyle Hobratschk and Sofia Bastidas

Kyle Hobratschk is an artist and founder at 100 West Corsicana Artist Residency and SMU alum with a BFA in Studio Art: Painting, Printmaking and Furniture interviews Sofia Bastidas, Pollock Gallery Director and Curatorial Fellow.

Sofia Bastidas (b. Ecuador, 1987) is a curator and cultural producer who is interested in creating collaborative systems and networks to formulate a regenerative curatorial and historical research practice working with artists, scholars and organizers. Bastidas received a B.A. in art history from Florida International University, with a focus in contemporary art. In 2012, she founded Dwelling Projects, an itinerant residency program that generates partnerships with artists, institutions and alternative spaces in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Bastidas has curated and organized exhibitions at Spinello Projects (Miami), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami), Dimensions Variable (Miami), Espacio 20/20 (Puerto Rico) and The Girls’ Club Collection Annex Space (Fort Lauderdale), among others. In 2015, she was Cannonball’s local artist-in-residence and co-organized TVGOV, an independent research group that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, as land and sea.

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