Irene D. Sosa
Television and Radio
Location: 407s Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2796
Email: Irene D. Sosa's Web site
Venezuelan filmmaker Irene Sosa began working in Super 8 films in 1982 and since then has made more than 30 documentaries, worked as camera person in film and video, and collaborated with other artists in many multimedia installations and dance performances. A Fulbright Scholar and CUNY professor, her work has been shown in many national and international venues. Her latest work has dealt with the sense of loss immigrants have for their homeland and how they claim space and their rights in this new society. Her most recent piece, Shopping to Belong, finished in the summer of 2007, explores this search for cultural citizenship in the Latino community through consumerism. In 1998 Sosa was a recipient of the Individual Artist's Fellowship in video from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a fellowship from The Andrea Frank Foundation. She has received five PSC-CUNY research awards. In 2003 she was given a Brooklyn College Creative Achievement Award.