Sofía Gallisá Muriente

Sofía Gallisá Muriente


[ID: A woman with short black-and-silver hair is smiling. She is wearing magenta lipstick, a black top, and a yellow knotted necklace.]

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.

Visual Artist
San Juan, PR
2024 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Miranda Family Fund.

Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a Puerto Rican artist whose practice claims the freedom of historical agency, proposing mechanisms for remembering and reimagining. Muriente employs text, image, and archive as medium and subject, exploring their poetic and political implications. Sofía has been a fellow of the Cisneros Institute at MoMA, the Smithsonian Institute, the Puerto Rican Arts Initiative, the Flaherty Seminar, and USC’s Annenberg Media Lab. She has participated in artistic residencies with the Vieques Historical Archive (Puerto Rico), Alice Yard (Trinidad & Tobago), FAARA (Uruguay), Fonderie Darling (Montreal), Amant (Italy), among others. Her work has been shown in Documenta Fifteen, the MoMA, the Whitney Museum, Savvy Contemporary, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, MoCA Taipei, and galleries El Kilómetro, Embajada, and others. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Terremoto, The New Yorker, and Hyperallergic. From 2014 to 2020, she co-directed the artist-run organization Beta-Local in San Juan. She was invited to curate the exhibition In Dispersion at VisArts Maryland in 2022, featuring image-based works from Puerto Rican artists negotiating diasporic experiences throughout the world. In 2023, Muriente was awarded the Latinx Artist Fellowship and published the artist book Observatorio de lagunas: notas de campo with Editora Educación Emergente.

Celaje, 2020. Video courtesy of the artist.