maquillaje (9 of 19)Sònia is a visual and performance artist from Barcelona experienced in make-up, hairstyle, costume, puppet and prop design as well as puppetry and storytelling.

She started working as a make-up artist for cinema, and she has worked in special effects make-up for DDT sfx for the next films: Agora, Alejandro Amenábar (2009); Los abrazos rotos, Pedro Almodóvar (2009); Paintball, Daniel Benmayor (2009).

She graduated as a sculptor at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Unviersity of Barcelona, where she has been later teaching sculpture with textiles from 2013 until 2015. At University, she specialised in sculpture for performance and started her own company with her colleague Enric Porta, Minairons, specialised in puppetry and set design.

In theatre and events, she has worked as a make-up artist, hairstylist and costume designer for Circus Cabaret, on stage in Barcelona from October 2013 until June 2014.

Sònia is currently living in Scotland, where she has worked with Vision Mechanics for Dragon Quest and worked as a puppet maker and puppeteer for Puppet-Led Yoga, a show presented at the Family Fringe of the Imaginate Festival 2016 and at the Mòd 2016 in Stornoway.

In 2017, she has worked as a storyteller and puppeteer for The Wee Spanish Mobile Library, a lottery funded project consisting of a Mobile Library carried around different parks of Glasgow which shares and spreads Hispanic heritage and tales.

Sònia has recently presented her first solo performance as a commissioned artist for The Village Storytelling Centre, designing the final performance of the Village Storytelling Festival. What I know about what my Grandfather didn’t know is a show which brings together storytelling with live-streamed object theatre to tell the story about a mysterious ancestor in her family.

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