Sofía Garfias

– Casa Wabi 2019

Community Project

Hablar En Half And Half – Habitante de San Isidro Llano Grande
“The images gave us a story of the social fabric of the community.”
I arrived in Wabi with the intention of working with migrants returned to their communities of origin. I understood that the communities are the protagonists, it is they who establish the work dynamics according to their possibilities and interests, not the artists.
Through the invitation of Emilia, in charge of cooking at Casa Wabi, I arrived at the community of San sidro Llano Grande to celebrate Mother’s Day. I felt like returning to Llano Grande to photograph; Weset up a mobile studio with a sign that said “free photos” where families, groups of friends and children came to pose. Days later, it was convened through the peritoneum and the Llano Facebook group to deliver the printed photos. There I met Eugenia, Laura and Emiliano shared their experiences as migrants returned in a dialogue over four sessions. We decided then to represent the experience of migrating in a series of six paintings. We dedicate these paintings to those who are far away. These paintings were photographed and will be shared in the community’s Facebook group.


  • Aquí y Allá (2019) Muro de ladrillos de barro cocido y lenguas de barro crudas

Aquí y Allá (2019)
Muro de ladrillos de barro cocido y lenguas de barro crudas


Sofía Garfias was was born in Mexico City, she obtained a degree in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Later she graduated from the One Year Certificate Program at the International Center of Photography in NY and the SOMA Studies Program in Mexico City.
Liberación retardada was her first solo exhibition at the Galería Breve in 2015. Her work has been part of group exhibitions in Mexico City, Illinois and NY, of which the following stand out:La Isla en la isla menor at lago del Bosque de Chapultepec, Investigación artística policiacaat Biquini Wax, Chafa SHOW curated by Raquel du Toit at SPACE776 in Brooklyn, NY, State at thegalería breve, Encounters at the Galería Octavio Pazof the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and The View From Here to Here at the International Center of Photography in NY.
She coordinated a community participation workshop in the women’s section of theCentro de Reintegración Social para menores Quinta del Bosque, in the State of Mexico. The workshop focused on development through art.
Garfias is co-director ofNotas al futuro, a curatorial initiative that investigates and promotes different forms of contemporary photography production.
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