Courtesy Sonya Dyer.

Sonya Dyer (UK associate) is an artist and writer from London. Her research-based practice utilises moving image, curatorial platforms and public events. Her work is sometimes performative, and often involves working with people.

Dyer is concerned with the intersections of art and politics, modes of social organisation, the utilisation of the body in public space and ‘performing’ research in public. Her work explores how subjectivities and alliances are formed, particularly across cultures and disciplines.

Her current project considers women as progenitors of a future Space programme, exploring the radical potentialities of an international, intersectional feminist Space programme – positioning Space travel as a form of women’s work.

Dyer has contributed to publications such as Petunia, Contemporary And and Time Out London and books including Black British Perspectives, Live Art Now: Situating the Present and Projecting the Future and PILOT 3.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Platform: In the Making (2013), The Paul Robeson Research Station (2011), (both Site Gallery, Sheffield) and Networked: Dialogue & Exchange in the Global Art Ecology (2011). 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 a MPhil/PhD candidate at Middlesex University.

Sonya is a UK associate participating in The Politics of Food programme.

In 2020 Sonya Dyer was also a UK associate during the second season of our science_technology_society programme.


The Politics of Food:
Season 1


Winter 2014

Artist’s website



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