Gabriel Sosa is an artist, linguist, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he is a graduate of New World School of the Arts, Boston University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Using various media including drawing, video, sound, and installation, he interrogates his experiences as a court interpreter and a Cuban-American in an exploration of language, translation, memory, and the synthesis of fact and fiction. 

Selected Exhibitions

2019 ¿Para llevar o para tomar aquí? in collaboration with O, Miami, Miami, FL

2019 Let me explain to you what this means, Tufts University Art Galleries, Boston and Medford, MA*

2018 Cosmik Debris, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY

2018    El Acercamiento/The Approach, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL

2017    Crossing Borders, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2017    Please interrupt if you don't understand, A R E A Gallery, Cambridge, MA* 

2017    DisPlaced, 4th SUR Biennial, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

2017    I Come From Where the Palm Tree Grows, LATLab, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Koan, iArtColony, Rockport, MA

2017    El Acercamiento/The Approach, La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba

2017    Incarcerated, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 

2016    Yud Video Project, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016    Performing the Home, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

2016    Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA 

2016    SMFA MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2016    SMFA MFA Thesis Screenings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2016    El Acercamiento/The Approach, Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA 

2016    Drawing Connections, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2016    SKIN, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015    The Independent Artist Fair, London, UK

2015    Embracing Differences: Mending the Isms and Schisms, The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2015    Now You See Me: Best of the Northeast MFA Student Show, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

2015    Emerging Latin Artists, La Galería at Villa Victoria, Boston, MA

2014    South Asia Exchange, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2012    Youngblood: Homecoming, ArtSeen Gallery, Miami, FL

* indicates a solo exhibition

 

Curatorial Projects

2017    Three Acts For(giving), Haley House, Roxbury, MA

2017    Best of the Northeast MFA Student Show, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

2017    Re.Volt.Ing, The Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA

2016    Stark Naked: Bodies, Objects, and the Futility of Desire, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

2016    Drawing Connections, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2015    Gallery on the Way, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

2015    Re Entry, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

 

Awards and Residencies

2019 Artist-in-Residence, Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia

2018    Artist-in-Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2017    Artist-in-Residence, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

2017    Walter Feldman Fellow, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston, MA

2016    Artist-in-Residence, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2015    President's Research Award, SMFA, Boston, MA 

2015    Boit Awards, Honorable Mention, SMFA, Boston, MA

2015    Montague Travel Grant Recipient, SMFA, traveled to Cuba

 

Lectures and Presentations

2019 Performing the courtroom, SMFA at Tufts University, Boston, MA

2018  Translation and Social Justice: A Writing Workshop, East Boston, MA 

2018   SFAI140, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2017   Representing Limited English Proficient Clients, Foley and Hoag, LLP, Boston, MA

2017    May I Interrupt? A R E A Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2017    I spoke about you with a lot of love, A R E A Gallery, Boston, MA 

2016    Do you remember? Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA 

2016    Lightning Talks at Museum Camp, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2016    For the Record, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2016    SMFA Commencement, Student Speaker, Boston, MA 

2015    Artist Swipe, Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA 

2011    Coloquio sobre Latinos en Estados Unidos, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba

 

Education

2016           M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University 

2007-08    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

2007          B.A., Boston University

2003          Diploma, New World School of the Arts, Miami