Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian­-born, Seattle-based photographer and curator. He holds a BFA in photography & curatorial studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited internationally at the Frye Art Museum, American University Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Greg Kucera Gallery, G. Gibson Gallery, Connersmith, PCNW, and Vertice Galeria, among others. He is a 2012 Magenta Foundation Award Winner, and recipient of the 2014 Puffin Foundation grant and 2016 smART Ventures grant; he has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and PICTURE BERLIN. His work is in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, and the King County Public Art Collection. He has been published in PDN, Dwell, Hello Mr, and Metropolis, among others. Rafael is a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists.

Rafael Soldi received 2016 GAP funding to attend PICTURE BERLIN, a highly selective, bringing together of artists from all over the world—he is proud to be a Seattle artist representing the United States in this prestigious program. PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid residency/art academy, and this session offers professional development opportunities to an international group of resident artists in a concentrated and focused way. Through the lens of the Berlin scene, residents will participate in portfolio reviews with European curators, artist talks, studio visits, art-centered city tours, and museum and gallery visits guided by local curators.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.