Laura Sofía Pérez

I’m interested in phenomenological philosophy, feminist and avant-garde cinema, and Caribbean post-colonial theory. My work often takes the form of multi-channel video and film installation and deals with themes of family history, displacement, and in-betweenness. In my recent work I have been studying the symbolism and history of rivers and oceans, particularly as they relate to my cultural inheritance, indigenous mythology, and my experience as a Puerto Rican from the diaspora. I have recently been experimenting with alchemical processes of printing on analog film with non-toxic natural solutions and natural light, creating abstract images with unexpected exposures, textures, and details. 

Laura Sofía Pérez works in video, film, and installation. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts. Recent screenings include Kadist TV and Doc Fortnight 2024: MoMA’s Festival for International Nonfiction Film and Media. Artist residencies include The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2023), BAiR Emerging at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada (2020), and La Práctica at Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2019).