About

Sofía Bertomeu Hojberg (Spain, 1991)

 

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts; Master's Degree in History.

Spanish multidisciplinary artist who works within the fields of conceptual sound art, video art, photography, graphic and multimedia design and whose projects concern issues such as “dissolved identities”, “dissolved spaces”, deep and hidden emotions, abstract landscapes within wider areas (museums, bodies…), conceptual and thematic Soundscapes and Portraits. The usage of the term “scape” as a double meaning; as a landscape shortening and as an actual escape from our own reality. She also composes music for audiovisual productions (Cinema, TV, Advertising, Theater, Dance).

Since she began her journey in 2010, and up to this day, she maintains a dialogue between the visual arts and sound art through experimentation. She is most concerned about issues such as portraying and developing concepts around the disciplines of landscape, portrait and identity, from an open and interdisciplinary perspective.

She co-directs WDR Creative, Morada Sónica (Experimental Music Festival of Almería) and Wet Dreams records.

Music genres: Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Glitch, IDM, Noise, Techno, Industrial.

Sound works released on:

Brainstormlab (It), Wet Dreams Records (Es), Brain Ticket Death (USA), Attenuation Circuit (De), The Spiritual Triangles (Pt), Harsh Noise Movement (Uk), Sonido Atmosférico (Ar), Urban Arts Berlin (De), Kalamine Records (Fr), Matching Head (Uk), Templo Animal Records (Ar), República Ibérica Ruidista (Es), Gràcia Territori Sonor (Es), No-Records + Pogo Records (Fr/Be), DOKURO (It), IFAR (UK), The Committee for Sonic Research (UK), Craneal Fracture Records (Es), Sonospace.

Broadcasted on:

Threads Radio (London, UK), Grenzwellen (Radio Hannover), Radio ORANGE 94.0 (Austria), The Moderns (Radio Regent, Toronto, CA), Radio 1 (Cz), Radio Seance (UK), The Institute of Spectra-Sonic Sound (USA), Ràdio Baixa (Pt), BCfm Radio (UK), Radio Station Essence (Fr), Human Kind Records (Cose Cosmiche, Milan), Radio Q37, Suonos de Corridor (USA), JustIn Case Prog Radio (GR),  Makeface-Radio (FR), Modul303 (Germany), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)(Zeppelin 2018), Ears Have Ears (Australia), MKH Bienale (Halberstadt), Resonance Extra (London), Cashmere Radio (Berlin), Noods Radio (Bristol), Radio Woking (UK), Schlecktronik radio show (Germany), Phantom Circuit, 199 Radio (UK), Noise Neighbors with Jesse Kaminsky (WMFU, USA), Ciudades Visibles (Argentina), Radio Pica (ES), La Veu Jove de la Conca (ES), Llums de Tunguska (ES), Mute Sound (ES), Gracia Territori Sonor, Candil Radio (ES). 

Archives:

SONM, Audible Women, Female:Pressure, Cashmere Radio

Mentions in Newspapers / Blogs:

Fundación Bilbao Arte, Noiz Agenda, Sarean, Time Out Barcelona, Convent Agustí, El Heraldo, Art Facts, Toneshift, Schmutz Berlin, Soul Feeding, Culturenet Croatia, Regional Express (Croatia), rovinj-rovigno.hr, Proestina.info, Infovrsar.com, Istra.hr, Istrain.hr, Threshold Magazine, A3Kultur, Augsburger Allgemeine, Neue Szene Augsburg, V XX ZWEETZ, Los Velters, LEZET, Clongclongmoo Hipermedula, EFE, La Verdad, La Opinión, Fundación Cajamurcia, La Vanguardia, murcia.com, Murcia Actualidad, Cartagena Actualidad, Agenda de la UM, Unidad de Cultura Científica, Almería Ciudad, Ocio Almería, Noticias de Almería, Tele Almería Noticias, El Giradillo, Sul Ponticello, Mediateletipos, UM, Discos nuevos de Rock, Arteinformado, Noisehead.

Cultural journals / Magazines:

A Glimpse of (Athens, Greece), The Mojave He[Art] Review, TERSE. Journal (USA), Infusion Art Magazine, A5 magazine (UK).

Film / Shortfilm Scores: 

Sofía Bertomeu: Truth (short) 2019.

Luis Endera: Pyramiden (short) 2018.

Marta Grimalt: Zoapre. (2015) – first prize Barcelona Visual Sound 2016).

Sound Art residencies:

Bodyscapes (Centro Cultural Puertas de Castilla, Murcia, 2016), Intimate(scapes) (Twitter residencias, IN-SONORA, 2018).

Concerts:

Clasijazz (Almería), Kaunas City Museum M. and K. Petrauskas House (Kaunas2020, Lituania), Acud Macht Neu (Waxing Phases #6), IPA Bar (Berlin), projektraum am klostereck (Landsberg am lech), Kulturhaus Abraxas (Augsburg), Noiseberg #84 (Atelier äuglein, Berlin), Auditorio Victor Villegas (Salón del Manga, Murcia), Museo Arqueológico de Almería,  La Oficina Producciones Culturales CCALM Festival (Almería), Facultad de Bellas Artes (Murcia), Babaluca, La Chimenea Escénica, El Congreso, LOFT 113, Bar Ocio, Progreso80, Puertas de Castilla, Centro Negra (Murcia). 

Film festivals: 

IBAFF (as organization volunteer) (Murcia, Spain), Zootropio (Porto, Portugal), Bideodromo (Bilbao, Spain), FICXixón (as Young Jury) (Gijón, Spain) and IN THE PALACE (guide tourist) (Balchik, Bulgaria).

Art galleries / spaces: 

 

Tania Brugera's installation at Sala Verónicas (2009, Murcia), group exhibition at Galería dos Leões (2012, Porto), LAB (2013/2017, Murcia), ​"Yo expongo en el Reina" (2013, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid), AB9 (2017, Murcia), EXPERIMENTO BIO (2017 + 2019, Bilbao, Euskadi), “Non-existent exhibition-The transformative power of Art” (2018, Instagram, Madrid), Millepiani - LoosenArt (2019, Rome), solo multimedia exhibition at MUM (2017, Murcia), the Faculty of Fine Arts (2019, Murcia) and at CVU Batana (2019, Rovinj, Croatia). FILE Festival 2019 (São Paolo, Brazil), Media Auris La Tostadora (2019, Zapadores, Madrid), Sarean (1st Prize EXPERIMENTO BIO, Bilbao, 2019), Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa (1st Prize EXPERIMENTO BIO, 2019, Bilbao).

Jobs:

European PC (Graphic designer, present), SONM (sound art archive assistant, 2013-2014), Art’e snc (paper restorer in Rome, 2014), Galería El Sótano (as a gallery assistant, 2013-2014), ADECCO (photographer, 2016-2017).

CEO at WDR Creative + Wet Dreams Records

CEO at Morada Sónica (Experimental Music and Improvisation Festival in Almería).

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Upcoming participation at LEM Festival in October 2019; Morada Sónica (September 2019 + February 2020).