Great Britain 2022
Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way
Title: Feeling Her Way
Commissioner: Emma Dexter, British Council
Curator: Emma Ridgway
Exhibitor: Sonia Boyce
Sonia Boyce is the first black woman to represent Great Britain at the 59th Venice Biennale. The pavilion celebrates Boyce as a key figure in the burgeoning Black-British art scene of the early 1980s.
Boyce is known for her highly innovative and experimental approach to art-making, using performance, drawing, print, photography, and audio-visual elements in her work. Since the 1990s, her practice has become increasingly improvisational and collaborative, inviting a broad cross-section of participants to come together and speak, sing or move in relation to the past and the present.
She was one of the youngest artists of her generation to have her work acquired by Tate, featuring deeply personal reflections on race, class and gender in Britain. At the heart of Boyce’s work is an empowering exploration of gestures and events, with an underlying focus on the personal and political subjectivities behind them.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Giardini, Giardini, Castello