Facts Kids Should Know About Molly Soda
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or just someone who likes to learn new things, here are some interesting facts for kids about Molly Soda.
About Molly Soda
Molly Soda’s real name is Amalia Soto. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is known to be a Brooklyn-based internet performance artist who works across various digital platforms, producing selfies videos, GIFs, zines, and web-based performance art.
Exhibition of her works
Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Standard (Liverpool, UK), Silent Barn (Brooklyn, NY), Ever Gold Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Phillips Auction House (New York, NY), and in several online galleries.
What is she known for?
Molly Soda is known for her self-portraits and Instagram videos. Brooklyn-based artist Molly Soda explores the technological mediation of self-concept, contemporary feminism, cyberfeminism, mass media, and popular social media culture. Her work is exhibited in galleries and online.
She has been shortlisted for Lumen Prize
Her recent augmented reality collaboration with Nicole Ruggiero and Refrakt has been shortlisted for the Lumen Prize. Her solo show at Jack Barrett Gallery, You Got This, opened on March 1 and runs through April 21.
She is also a YouTube vlogger
Aside from her visual art, Soda is an active vlogger on her YouTube channel. Her YouTube videos, including Tween Dreams, which she performed in college as her senior thesis, depict a group of preteen friends growing up in the suburbs and living the drama of high school dances, chatroom fights, and meeting boys at the mall.
Her famous “My Bedroom to Yours”
For her 2015 exhibition, From My Bedroom to Yours, she reimagined her personal space as an alternative to her online presence. Her space combined Tumblr aesthetic, kitsch, and the internet’s confessional culture, to create “a sickly sweet aesthetic” and reclamation of what it means to be a female youth in the 21st century.
Her works focus on the negative effects of drugs
Her work also points to the need for parents and teachers to help their children learn about the negative effects of drug use, especially ecstasy. The drug can lead to a loss of inhibitions, transfixion of sights and sounds, nausea, blurred vision, chills and sweating, and more. It can even cause death.