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Sonia Boyce at the 56th Venice Biennale
9th May - 22nd Nov 2015

Sonia Boyce at the 56th Venice Biennale

 Sonia Boyce presents Exquisite Cacophony, a new artwork featuring performers Astronautalis and Elaine Mitchener, as invited by Okwui Enwezor for All the World’s Futures the 56th International Art Biennale of la Biennale di Venezia from 9th May until 22nd November 2015.

Live performance by Astronautalis and Elaine Mitchener
Thursday 7th May at 5:45pm
Padiglione Centrale, Giardini di Castello


Sonia Boyce came to prominence in the early 1980s as a key artist in the burgeoning Black-British art scene of that time with figurative paintings that spoke about race and gender. Since the 1990s, her practice has broadened to incorporate text, print, sound, photography, video and improvised collaborations. Recent exhibitions include: The Impossible Community, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011); Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination, Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art 7 (2013); Sonia Boyce Scat – Sound and Collaboration, Iniva-Rivington Place, London (2013); and, Speaking in Tongues, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2014).

Exquisite Cacophony was filmed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and has been supported by Middlesex University and University of the Arts London.