Sofía Ognjenovich Vaz is an Uruguayan multidisciplinary artist and designer. She was awarded an academic excellence scholarship and earned her BA in Graphic Design. She went on to pursue further studies in contemporary art, painting, filmmaking and creative writing. She has exhibited her work individually and collectively in her home country and abroad.
As part of her MA in Fashion at the Royal College of Art, she collaborated with IFF in a creative research project, creating a series of scents that propose immersive spaces that would help gaining awareness of the problems of the Anthropocene.
Having been trained as a dancer during most of her childhood and teenage years, her work has a focus on the body as a map, and movement and trace as a language for storytelling, identity and connection with surroundings and fellow earthlings. A vital relationship and concern with nature is shown in her research subjects and choice of materials; vegan, biodegradable, as well as a reverence for artisanal techniques. This is combined with openness to new technological possibilities.
She uses fashion, performance, painting and film to reflect on the impact that people and experiences leave on her as a means of self discovery and self construction, as well as to gain awareness of the footprint she leaves behind as a human and practitioner.