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CURRICULUM VITAE

Sofia Varino
b. 1978, Portugal


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Cultural Studies (current)
Dept. Cultural Analysis & Theory, Stony Brook University, New York

Art & Philosophy Advanced Graduate Certificate (2014)
Dept. Philosophy/ Dept. Art History, Stony Brook University, New York

M.A. Cultural Studies (2014)
Dept. Cultural Analysis & Theory, Stony Brook University, New York

M.A. Theater (2011)
Dept. Theater, Hunter College City University of New York
M.A. Thesis: "Desire of the Other in the Theater According to Hélène Cixous"
(Readers: Prof. Annette Saddik and Prof. Claudia Orenstein)

B.A.(Hons), Writing - Media, Culture & Communication (2002)
Dept. Writing & Publishing, Middlesex University, London U.K.


GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2014
IFTR Travel Grant
Karen Burke Travel Award
Top Graduate Student Award, Stony Brook University

2013
Doctoral Fellowship, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

2012
Horst Frenz Prize Nominee, “A Poetics of Waste” Essay, U.S.
Travel Grant Award, American Comparative Literature Association, U.S.

2011
Doctoral Fellowship, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

2010
Doctoral Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University, U.S.

2009
TOM Awards, Last Kiss Goodbye Winner: European Category, Shanghai
Cinekink film festival, In the Closet Nominee: Music Short, New York

2004
Performer of the Year Nominee, Erotic Awards, London

2002
Underground Poet of the Year Award Shortlist, Hole Books U.K.

2001
Creative Writing Program, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia


PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2013
FAR ROCKAWAY
Site specific performance with Harmattan Theater, Tribute Park. NYC
Cleaning Abramovic's Skeleton
Performance. "Visual Artist Read" Velvetpark Reading Series, The Dolloway. NYC

2012
O mito é o nada que é tudo
Performance and video installation. InShadow Festival, Teatro S. Luiz (Lisbon, Portugal)
Morphologies: beginning & end
Site installation (Western Norway)
A Rainha dos Cães/ Queen of Dogs
Site performance. St. Hanshaugen Park (Oslo, Norway)
Fieldwork by Joanna Malinowska
Collective howling performance. Whitney Biennial NYC
MAR PORTUGUÊS with Harmattan Theater
Public installation (Lisbon, Portugal)

2011
Grid Scenes with Harmattan Theater and the New School
Art in Odd Places NYC
Body of Time II
Site performance, Terreiro do Paço (Lisbon, Portugal)
The Call of the Night
Poetry Reading, Bar 13 NYC

2010
“Cleaning the Mirror” Marina Abramovic reperformance
The Artist is Absent exhibition, 25CPW Gallery NYC
Luck Be a Lady with Maya Suess
Live performance, Art in Odd Places NYC
Dreamscapes with Harmattan Theater
Performance, Pier 64 NYC
Body of Time
Site performance, Terreiro do Paço (Lisbon, Portugal)

2009
Mother, Earth, Sister, Moon by Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski
Performa Biennial ‘09, NYC
Hospital of Love
Film screening, Sick Love art show, Catherine Slip Gallery NYC
The Embrace with CUMUL
Duration performance (Cascais, Portugal)
Hungry Heart
Solo performance, Cinekink Film Festival NYC
The Embrace with CUMUL
Duration performance, Bushwick Site Festival NYC
Live concert with The Hungry Hearts
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Germany
Live concert with The Hungry Hearts
Junta de Freguesia da Maçussa, Portugal
Confrontations with CUMUL
Stage show, WOW Café Theater NYC
Fado with CUMUL
Stage show, Outpost Lounge NYC

2008
You Are Desire
Multimedia live performance, Pink & Bent Exhibition, Leslie/Lohman Museum NYC
Written on the Body with CUMUL
Live installation, Hi Christina! Art Space NYC
Wasako and the Bubble Girls with Wasako
Live concert, PS1, NYC
Cumul Manifesto with CUMUL
Live performance, Bond Street Theater NYC
Live concert with The Hungry Hearts
Storås Music Festival, Norway
The Year Maker
Poetry performance, Come Hear! Queer Women Poetry Event, Leslie/Lohman Museum NYC
The Red Show
Interactive performance, EATING THE CLOUD Exhibition, Forrest Hills Wine Bar NYC

2007
Angereddgug
Art film with The Hungry Hearts, Osaka, Japan
Live concert with The Hungry Hearts
Kansai Queer Film Festival, Osaka, Japan
Live Performance with the Hungry Hearts
Sample Gallery, Nara, Japan
Hospital of Love
Interactive film event, Le Petit Versailles NYC
The Year Maker
Poetry performance, Bluestockings Bookstore NYC

2006
Sofia & the Secret Band
Two-Part Live Concert, Bar Wotever, London UK
In the Closet
Performance video project, Birmingham UK
Behind the Curtain
Performance video project, Birmingham UK

2005
Hospital of Love
Performance video project, Max Bar (Lisbon, Portugal)
Alpha Speech
Poetry performance, The Poetry Library (London UK)
Phoebe Epstein’s Extreme Dream
Poetry performance, First Out (London UK)

2004
Silent Night with the Holy Whores
Live show, Club Wotever, London UK
Kinky Clowns with the Holy Whores
Live show, Club Wotever, London UK
Goodnight Moon (Erotic Awards Finalist)
Stage Show, Night of the Senses, London UK
Don’t Look the Other Way with the Holy Whores
Live show, Club Wotever, London UK
Body Moving
Solo Performance, CAKE Party, London UK

2003
Kinky Clowns with the Holy Whores
Live show, Club Rouge, London UK
Don’t Look the Other Way / Chardonnay with the Holy Whores
Live show, Performance Night, London UK
Trick or Treat with the Holy Whores
Live show, Whoopie Club, London UK
Your Darling Whores with the Holy Whores
Live show, Pout Channel party, London UK


FILM FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS (SELECTED)

2013
Soundscapes & Territories Conference Philosophy Department, Stony Brook University

2012
InShadow Film Festival Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Tel Aviv Queer Film Festival
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

2010
Frameline 34 San Fransisco International LGBT Filmfestival, USA
Femmescollective Oakland, California, USA
Image+Nation Montréal International LGBT Film Festival, Canada
Closet Cinema Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Queer Zagreb Festival, Croatia
"Radical queer semaine" Montreal, Canada
18th Annual Lesbian Looks Film & Video series, University of Arizona Tucson, USA
20th Annual Reel Affirmations GLBT Film Festival, Washington, DC USA
Queer Lisboa 14 Lisbon, Portugal

2009
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Barcelona LBGT Film Festival Spain
London Lesbian Film Festival Ontario, Canada
CineKink Festival, New York, USA
MIX NYC Festival, New York, USA
Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Norway

2008
Festival de Cine De Bogota, Colombia

2007
Cineffable Film Festival, Paris, France
Barcelona International Film Festival Spain


FILMOGRAPHY

Morphologies (dir. Sofia Varino, 2013)
Mar Português (dir. May Joseph, 2012)
Body of Time series (dir. Marit Bugge 2011)
The Embrace (dir. Sneed, Bugge, Varino 2009)
Last Kiss Goodbye (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2009) / TOM Award (European Category)
In Your Face (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2009)
Kiss Me with Your Eyes (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2008)
Angereddgugg (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2007)
In the Closet (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2006) / Nominee Cinekink Film Festival NYC (Best Musical Short)
Behind the Curtain (dir. The Hungry Hearts, 2006)
Hospital of Love (dir. Tonje Gjevjon, 2005)
Delirium (dir. Iannis Aliferis, 2004)
5 Senses (Outsiders Foundation, 2004 UK)
All is Full of Love (Swell video art festival, 2003 UK)