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Photography Council Lunchtime Talk Series: Rafael Soldi

Mar 14, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1119 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
Gordon D. Sondland & Katherine J. Durant Trustee Room
General accessibility

Free and open to the public.

Rafael Soldi will share recent works—spanning video, photography, and printmaking—that unpack thoughts on how violence and ritual shape the formation of masculine identity amongst young men in Latin America.

Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born artist and independent curator based in Seattle (unceded Indigenous land of the Coast Salish peoples). His practice centers on how queerness and masculinity intersect with larger topics of our time such as immigration, memory, and loss. Rafael has exhibited internationally, and his work has received support from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, The Northwest Film Forum, Puffin Foundation, smART Ventures, Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and Center Santa Fe. He has been awarded fellowships at MacDowell, Bogliasco Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and PICTURE BERLIN.

His work is in numerous institutional collections and has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Photograph Magazine, The Seen, Art Nexus, and PDN. He is the co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective and co-curator of the High Wall. Rafael holds a BFA in Photography & Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The Lunchtime Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council.