Sonya Dyer is an artist, writer and occasional curator from London, and is a Somerset House Studios Resident.
Dyer’s performative, interdisciplinary and research-based practice utilises dialogical platforms, reproductive technologies and moving image, exploring how subjectivities and alliances are formed across cultures and temporalities. She runs the …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, a peripatetic think tank creating possible futures.
Recent projects include Familiar Strangers (The Luminary, St Louis, 2018), The Claudia Jones Space Station (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, 2017) and Into the Future (Primary, Nottingham, 2015), At the Intersections (Nottingham Contemporary, 2015).
Previously Curator, Public Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Dyer has previously developed projects at galleries and museums including The Tetley (Leeds) and has contributed to numerous publications including Frieze, Contemporary &, a-n online and Petunia.
Hailing Frequencies Open (HFO), her current body of work, intersects Nichelle Nicols’ astronaut recruitment activism, the dubious genesis of ‘HeLa’ cells and the Greek myth of Andromeda – combining social justice with speculation, fantasy with the political.
Dyer is a previous artsadmin Artist Bursary Scheme recipient, and was a 2011-12 Whitney Museum of American Art: Independent Study Program Fellow. She is currently co-Artistic Advisor for Syllabus IV