Gabriel Sosa

Gabriel Sosa’s practice is rooted in the cross-section of linguistics, social justice, translation and the synthesis of fact and fiction. Through a multi-disciplinary practice that includes drawing, video, and installation, he explores how the use of language subtly and consistently shapes our everyday experiences. Based in Boston and originally from Miami, he holds an M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. In addition to his time at SFAI, he has also been an artist-in-residence at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art in History in Santa Cruz, California, and at Lugar a dudas in Cali, Colombia. He is currently a Now + There Accelerator Fellow, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.


Equal Justice 2017/2018



Somerville, MA USA


The fractures and failures of our legal system remain all too present since I recorded my SFAI140 clip, magnified by the pandemic and the protests for systemic change. In times like these of such unshakeable fear and uncertainty, where injustice is not just common but rampant, I am drawn to re-examine the role of the artist in our world. While art might not change political agendas or bring back those we have lost, I hope that it can at least offer a space for reflection, an opportunity for us to come just a little bit closer, and a determination to move forward. – Gabriel Sosa