Sonia Boyce

born 1962

Biography

Sonia Dawn Boyce, MBE RA (born 1962), is a British Afro-Caribbean artist, living and working in London. She is a professor at Middlesex University and Professor of Black Art and Design at University of the Arts London. Boyce's research interests explore art as a social practice and the critical and contextual debates that arise from this area of study. With an emphasis on collaborative work, Boyce has been working closely with other artists since 1990, often involving improvisation and spontaneous performative actions on the part of her collaborators. Boyce's work involves a variety of media, such as drawing, print, photography, video, and sound. Her art explores the interstices between sound and memory, the dynamics of space, and incorporating the spectator. To date, Boyce has taught Fine Art studio practice for over thirty years in several art colleges across the UK.

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Artworks

Film and audio

Video

Radical Thinkers: the art, sex and politics of feminism

This panel discussion addresses the legacy of feminist art and theory and its enduring relevance to contemporary struggles. The event ...

Video

This is Britain: Gus Casely-Hayford

This is Britain: The Home of British Art Curator Gus Casely-Hayford chooses two paintings on display at Tate Britain that ...

Further reading

Art Term

Diaspora

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Art Term

British black arts movement

The British black arts movement was a radical political art movement founded in 1982 inspired by anti-racist discourse and feminist ...

Tate Paper

The Other Story and the Past Imperfect

The Other Story, 1989, the first retrospective exhibition of British African, Caribbean and Asian modernism, was received with derision and ...

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