Sonia Boyce OBE

born 1962

In Tate Britain

Biography

Sonia Dawn Boyce, (born 1962), is a British Afro-Caribbean artist, living and working in London. She is a 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

Artist as subject

Film and audio

Features

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    Explore From Tarzan to Rambo

    Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...
  • Art Term

    Diaspora

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  • Art Term

    British black arts movement

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  • Tate Papers

    The Other Story and the Past Imperfect

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

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