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Sonia Boyce OBE RA wins Golden Lion Award
Sonia Boyce OBE RA, Professor at UAL and inaugural Chair in Black Art and Design, has won the prestigious Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 for her exhibition ‘Feeling Her Way’ at the British Pavilion.
The artwork focuses on the vocal experimentation of five outstanding Black female musicians as they embody feelings of power, freedom and vulnerability. Awarding the accolade, the jury said: “Sonia Boyce proposes … another reading of histories through the sonic. In working collaboratively with other black women, she unpacks a plenitude of silenced stories.”
Feeling Her Way, immerses visitors in the collaborative dynamism of five Black female musicians (4 British, 1 Swedish) brought together by the artist to improvise, interact and play with their voices.
The British Council has been responsible for the British Pavilion at the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions of La Biennale di Venezia since 1937, showcasing the best of the UK's artists, architects, designers and curators.
Sonia Boyce’s British Council Commission for the British Pavilion at the Biennale Arte Venice runs until 27 November 2022.