In Conversation: Sonia Boyce and Andrea Phillips

Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2023M
Publication Date 06 Jul 2023

The Baltic x Northumbria University partnership presents Professor Sonia Boyce in conversation with Baltic Professor Andrea Phillips. Boyce discusses her trajectory as a Black woman artist, her work as a teacher and researcher, her award-winning installation for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022, and the abiding use of female voice, play and improvisation in her work.

About Professor Sonia Boyce

Sonia Boyce OBE RA was born in London, UK in 1962, where she continues to live and work. In 2022, Boyce represented the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with FEELING HER WAY, a major new commission for the British Pavilion, for which she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2019, the artist received an OBE for services to art in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

In 2016 Boyce was elected a Royal Academician, and received a Paul Hamlyn Artist Award. Between 2012 - 2017, Boyce was Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University and since 2014 she has been Professor at the University of the Arts London. As the inaugural Chair of Black Art & Design she led on a 3-year research project into Black Artists & Modernism, which led to a BBC documentary Whoever Heard of a Black Artist? Britain’s Hidden Art History (2018).

Recent solo exhibitions include FEELING HER WAY, The British Pavilion, Venice, Italy (2022), touring to Turner Contemporary, Margate (2023) and Leeds Art Gallery (2023).

Speaker Andrea Phillips
Formats MPEG 4, Live to digital
Related Artist Sonia Boyce
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, social practice, Community Engagement, Play, Improvisation, Music, Human Voice, Singing, Black women, Black Artists, British Black Arts movement

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