Sonia de Laforcade


Sonia de Laforcade



Sonia de Laforcade is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe, the Americas and the Black Atlantic, holding a certificate from the Program in Media & Modernity. Her areas of specialization include the transnational 1960s and 1970s, art circuits in Latin America with an emphasis on Brazil, and media practices in art and art history. Her research also addresses histories of critical and curatorial practice, the intersection of art and pedagogy, and art and authoritarianism. She is currently writing a dissertation on slide projection as a medium of critical, pedagogical and artistic experimentation in the 1970s.

Sonia has written for The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas. Her research has been supported by the Princeton Program in Latin American Studies and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. At Princeton, she co-organized an interdisciplinary workshop series and symposium, The Matter of Writing, which explored experimental modes of writing about art and material culture. She also participated in the MoMA Museum Research Consortium. Before coming to Princeton, Sonia earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and was a research assistant for the online catalogue raisonné of Paul Cézanne.