Sonia Báez-Hernández is a multidisciplinary artist. She holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in Sociology from the University of Los Angeles California,. She is a visual artist, filmmaker, scholar, and human rights activist. She was an artist-in-residence at the Arcus Center for Social Justice and Leadership (2013) and 1199SEIU (2011) . Baez-Hernandez most recently produced and co-directed an award-winning film, Territories of the Breast. It explores the difficulties of being uninsured, gender crisis, and healthcare as a human right. She has curated the following exhibitions: Embodiment and the Medical Gaze, Tracing the Imaginary (2013), Crossing the Lines (2011), Imprinted Bodies (2008) and the Body as a Poetic Space (2002). As an artist, she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the X Teresa Mexico, The Royal College of Art, London, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Museo de Arte Moderno, RD.
She has been featured in Curated Spaces of the Radical History Review, Social Semiotics, and interview by Chicago Public Radio on Radio International Feminista. Báez-Hernández most recent publications are: “A Woman’s Cancer Journey, A Call for Human Rights” in Creative in Research for Community Cultural Change,” (2011) and “Breast Cancer: A New Aesthetic of the Subject” in The National Women’s Studies Association Journal (Dec. 2009) and S. Baez-Hernandez, Bencomo, A. Zimmerman, M. ( co-eds.) Ir y venir: procesos transnacionales entre América Latina y el norte Santiago: LACASA/Bravo y Allende, (2007).