Sonya Dyer is an artist and writer from London, and is a Somerset House Studios Resident.
Dyer’s performative, interdisciplinary and research-based practice explores 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 Another World is Possible, CAMP, Copenhagen (2018), 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).
As a writer and commentator on art and culture, Dyer has contributed to numerous publications including Frieze, Arts UK, Contemporary &, a-n online and Petunia, in addition to her academic writing.
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.
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