Based in Los Angeles, CA

BIOGRAPHY

Sophia Maria Favela (b. 1997 Amsterdam, NL) is a socially engaged photographer, focused on topics such as identity, culture, and women.
Her photographs capture her search for the relationship between personal, intimate stories and current social issues. The vulnerable images with a rough edge are characterized by a duality that is present within the artist as well, due to her cultural background.
Through her work, Favela creates space for her activistic beliefs and visual expression to co-exist, challenging the viewer to question themselves, their surroundings and privileges.

EDUCATION

2017 - 2021 | BA Photography at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), NL
2016 - 2017 | Preparatory year at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, NL

EXHIBITIONS

2021 | Sprouts Young Talents 2021, SBK Kunstuitleen & Galerie, NL
2021 | KABK Graduation Show, NL
2020 | Mother Tongue at The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL

NOMINATIONS

2021 | SBK Sprouts Young Talents Award
2021 | SBK-Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs

SELECTED CLIENTS

Day Four Management & Bloomer Records, Hollywood Mark Amsterdam, IDFA, Mama Cash, Offside

SOPHIA MARIA FAVELA

b. 1997, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ABOUT

As a young, bicultural woman, I’m questioning the world I am growing up in. I am looking for answers and ways to express my critical view on western society through topics such as identity, culture, and women. This quest results in vulnerable images with a rough edge characterized by an interest in honesty.

Using photography as a tool, I am searching for the relationship between personal, intimate stories and current social issues. My work allows space for my activistic beliefs and visual expression to coexist. With the goal of opening a dialogue, I invite the viewer to question themselves and their surroundings.

As I develop myself as an artist, I continue to widen my references and expand my environment, allowing me to create more inclusive work and represent a realness of all human beings.

EXHIBITIONS

2021 | Sprouts Young Talents 2021, SBK Kunstuitleen & Gallerie, NL
2021 | KABK Graduation Show, NL
2020 | Mother Tongue at The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL

NOMINATIONS

2021 | SBK Sprouts Young Talents Award
2021 | SBK-Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs

SELECTED CLIENTS

Day Four Management & Bloomer Records, Hollywood Mark Amsterdam, IDFA, Mama Cash, Offside