Soko Negash is a Toronto-born kid of Eritrean and Chinese descent who plays between the worlds of documentary film, photography and mixed media installation. Since graduating with a BFA from Ryerson University, she has worked on several doc films and series including as a talent producer on Netflix’s Hip-Hop Evolution. Soko is an exhibiting artist who has completed residencies at Nia Centre for the Arts, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and This is Worldtown. In 2019, she was selected as a participant for Black Women Film Canada’s program during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Travel and cultural exchanges are integral to her understanding of the world. She has documented movements, traditions, and music across Central and South America. Her work largely concerns themes of cultural and generational translation.
Soko is currently in development on doc projects in the realm of arts, music, and culture.