Sonia Boyce

High Anxiety

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Year 2024
Medium Carbon transfer on paper
Dimensions 21.1 x 29.7 cm

About the work

We live in times of high anxiety and polarisation. How to contribute to a progressive and productive situation through the arts?

Career Highlights

Sonia Boyce represented the UK and won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Biennial in 2022. Her work is represented in many UK and international museum collections including TATE, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Arts Council Collection of England, London; British Council, London; Government Art Collection, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; and Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Paris.

Selected recent solo exhibitions include: Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; tour to Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK, 2023 (exh. cat.); How (not) to present a collection: A re-presentation of One of Six Acts – Ain’t Misbehavin’, Spreeufer, Berlin, Germany; The Disorderly, Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy; Sonia Boyce: FEELING HER WAY, British Pavilion, 59 International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, (2022) (exh. cat.); In the Castle of My Skin, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK; tour to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough, UK, (2020); We move in her way, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, 2017

Selected recent group exhibitions include: Entangled Pasts, 1768 – Now: Art, Colonialism and Change, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK, 2024 (exh. cat.); The Time of Our Lives, Drawing Room, London, UK; Translations: Afro-Asian Poetics, The Institutum, Singapore, (2024); Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK, 1970-1990, Tate Britain, London, UK,  (exh. cat.); FERNWEH/Wanderlust: an exhibition on Exoticism and Cultural Appropriation, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany; Black Venus: Reclaiming Black Women in Visual Culture, Somerset House, London, UK,(2023); Femme Fatale, Hamburg Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, (2022); Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 50s – Now, Tate Britain, London, UK; tour to Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada, (2021); What Carries Us, The Rooms, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, (2020)

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