Sonia Gomes

Sonia Gomes, Picaré from Raíz series, 2018. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM Brussels, São Paulo, New York and the artist

Sonia Gomes, Lullaby, 2016. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM Brussels, São Paulo, New York and the artist

Sonia Gomes, Timbre, from Raiz series, 2018. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM Brussels, São Paulo, New York and the artist

Sonia Gomes, Untitles from Torções series, 2013. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM Brussels, São Paulo, New York and the artist

Sonia Gomes, Picaré from Raíz series, 2018. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM Brussels, São Paulo, New York and the artist

Sonia Gomes (b. 1948, Caetanópolis, Brazil) lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Gomes works with sculpture and installations made of different materials, such as wire, cloth and furniture. The skin is important within Gomes’ body of work. She treats the skin as an organ of sensuous contact with the world, which at once defines and limits our experience. Gomes believes that every material is imbued with traces of a lived experience. Recent exhibitions include Turner Contemporary, UK (2017); The National Museum of Women in the Arts, USA (2017); 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2013).