Sofía Gallisá Muriente

Sofía Gallisá Muriente’s process is largely intuitive and develops through long periods of research, observation and conversation, accumulating materials and thinking through them with others.  Collaboration is essential to her artistic practice and is also shaped by her context in other ways, responding to unexpected connections and poetic coincidences typical of life in a small place. Her current projects reflect on the work of remembering and how images, produced through varying technologies, have the capacity to mitigate the loss of a place, a person or a memory.

During her residency at Fonderie Darling, Sofiià Gallisá Muriente will be working on Observatorio de lagunas, a long-term platform for transdisciplinary research about the state of memory and the work of remembering in Puerto Rico. This series of works in progress seek to generate methodologies for instigating, desecrating and documenting collections, archives and spaces filled or emptied of history. By exploring the double meaning of the word laguna in Spanish (both a lagoon and a lacuna), the artist is interested in drawing connections between the dynamic coastal lagoon ecosystems and the absences and gaps as spaces of oblivion.

Beyond working in the studio, the artist will also be visiting sites related to the Expo 67 International and Universal Exposition, interested in exploring their forecasts of the future and important legacy of expanded cinema. 


Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a Puerto Rican visual artist whose work resists colonial forces of erasure. She has been a resident artist of Museo La Ene (Argentina), Alice Yard (Trinidad & Tobago), Solar (Canary Islands), and FAARA (Uruguay), as well as a fellow of the Flaherty Seminar and the Smithsonian Institute. From 2014 to 2020, she codirected the artist-run, non-profit organization Beta-Local, fostering knowledge exchange and transdisciplinary practices in Puerto Rico. She is currently a fellow of the Puerto Rican Arts Initiative and the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC. 


Recent exhibitions


Novenario, Group exhibition, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.

The Depths, Group exhibition, Locust Projects, Miami.

Constant Storm, Group exhibition, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Florida. 

Mesotrópicos, Group exhibition, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá.



Como ningún lugar en la tierra, Group exhibition, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Canary Islands.

Celaje, Solo show, Km 0.2 gallery, Puerto Rico.


Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.