Sofia Dotta Villegas

Biography

Sofia Dotta was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She spent 8 years in Miami, where she received her BFA in fine arts from Florida International University in December 2015. She has exhibited in different group shows such as Dwelling Projects in Miami, FL; touring show You Are Here in Spokojna Gallery in Warsaw, Poland and Gallery Schuster in Berlin, Germany; BFA thesis show in the BEA International gallery at Florida international university; and To Love Like a Woman, at The Annex in Miami. Her primary mediums are: photography, installation and book making.  Sofia curated and produced The Care Package – VZLA, a pop-up art show in benefit of children affected by the Venezuelan crisis in 2017. She has also participated in different occasions in the Miami ZineFair and Pages and Spreads with her photo zines.

What drew you to the Mike Curb MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program?

My goal as a professional is to take my practice and experience to facilitate community based and civic engaged projects in public spaces, where education and art are the main drivers for social change. I was drawn to the MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program because I thought it was the best fit for my career goals. I think the program and the staff have a responsibility with social practice that is realistic, pragmatic and thrives for actual impact, change and leadership.