Sonia Boyce

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From Venice to Margate: world-conquering artist Sonia Boyce brings her supergroup to the seaside
She has notched up too many firsts to count. As the work that triumphed so spectacularly in Venice returns to Britain, the once-uncollectable artist explains why she now even has a 10-year vision

Claire Armitstead

30, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Another amazing year for female artists. So why are they still stifled and impoverished?
From the Turner shortlist to the Venice Biennale and more, 2022 was another dazzling year for women. But, away from the headlines, a cold look at the data shows equality is generations away

Hettie Judah

14, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Sonia Boyce’s Venice Biennale winner to be exhibited in UK next year
Feeling Her Way, featuring videos of five black female musicians, to be shown in Margate and Leeds

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

26, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Indefatigable, curious, 100% original’: female artists on Paula Rego
Her paintings frightened Lubaina Himid; she gave an indelible tutorial to Tacita Dean; and she changed Caroline Walker’s view of the world. Great women artists remember Rego, who died this week

Compiled by Hettie Judah

10, Jun, 2022 @4:06 PM

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The Guardian view on the Venice Biennale: sensuous and serious | Editorial
Editorial: The latest edition of the art exhibition feeds all the senses. It feels exactly right for now


28, Apr, 2022 @5:26 PM

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‘They are totally smashing it!’ Bernardine Evaristo on the artistic triumph of older Black women
Artists, novelists, actors, poets: from the Venice Biennale to Bridgerton, Black women in their 50s and 60s are finally getting the recognition they deserve, says the pioneering Booker winner

Bernardine Evaristo

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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British artist Sonia Boyce wins Golden Lion at Venice Biennale
Winning piece, Feeling Her Way, described as ‘perfect selection for this time in UK history’

David Connett

23, Apr, 2022 @8:43 PM

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Venice Biennale kicks off with brightness and joy amid global tensions
Sonia Boyce, representing Britain with Black and female artists, makes ‘a collective attempt against amnesia’

Charlotte Higgins in Venice

19, Apr, 2022 @4:28 PM

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‘A glorious cacophony of Black female voices’ – Sonia Boyce’s soul train hits Venice
Reflecting her own childhood yearning for a sense of belonging, the British artist’s multiscreen spectacular – some of it filmed at Abbey Road – is like a music-mad teenager’s bedroom wall

Adrian Searle

19, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Artist Sonia Boyce: ‘Paintings are not born on walls’
The first black female artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale reflects on a career challenging the racial and sexual bias behind what art hangs in galleries – and around in our memories

Tim Adams

17, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sonia Boyce review – kaleidoscopic collage that gets under your skin
Eye-popping wallpaper trails across sculpture and space like Boyce’s touch in a layered exhibition whose warm embrace of other artists doesn’t always leave enough room for its headliner

Hannah Clugston

28, Jun, 2021 @3:32 PM

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‘Strategic misstep’: arts education cuts risk UK cultural leadership, government told
Proposed 50% funding cut for arts subjects at universities a ‘strategic misstep’, government told in letter

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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