In Conversation: Professor Sonia Boyce

The Baltic x Northumbria University partnership is delighted to welcome Professor Sonia Boyce to Baltic for an evening’s discussion about her work.

Boyce will be in conversation with Baltic Professor Andrea Phillips and guests about 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.


*There is no charge to attend this event, and we encourage donation tickets. If you’re unable to attend the event, we are unable to refund your donation.

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).

Location: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA

Date and time: Thu, 6 Jul 2023 18:00 – 20:00 BST

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