Gabriel Sosa is an artist, linguist, and curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born into a Cuban family 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 as he explores language, translation, the fallibility of memory, and the synthesis of fact and fiction. 

Selected Exhibitions

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

2017   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 2016 Medal Award Gala and Silent Auction, 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    Gallery on the Way, Somerville, MA

2015    The Independent Artist Fair, London, UK

2015    Re Entry, The Atrium Gallery at SMFA, Boston, MA 

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

2015    Cheng Zhong/Changing Cities, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, 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

2015    SMFA 2015 Medal Award Gala and Silent Auction, Boston, MA

2015    Object as Subject, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

2015    In/De/Re Form, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2015    First Year MFA Candidate Exhibition, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA

2014    Art 100, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA

2014    South Asia Exchange, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2014    New Student Salon Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2013    Group Show, Alliance Française, Boston, 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

2018    Artist-in-Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM (forthcoming)

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

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

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, Boston at Tufts University 

2007-08    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

2007    B.A., Boston University

2003    Diploma, New World School of the Arts, Miami