Sonia Boué

The Artist is Not Present | Site Gallery, Sheffield

Nosey © Sonia Boué 2022

The Artist is Not Present explores conditional visibility and invisible

disability. A playful ambivalence runs through my work for the WAIWAV

intervention. I hope to live stream from my studio to the gallery.

About the artist

Sonia Boué has a performative and responsive visual arts practice.

Situated between her studio, and online spaces, Boué’s practice

encompasses many forms to articulate a concern with home and the

domestic as metaphors for exile and displacement. This touches both on the

historic and the contemporary and is often autobiographical.

At the intersection of the visual arts and activism, Boué is concerned with

objects, identity, and location. Rooted in a fascination with family archives,

material memory, and the themes of forced migration and inherited trauma,

her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in digital form at Tate

Britain, the BBC, and Bodleian Library in Oxford. She has performed in the

UK, Ireland, and Spain.

Sonia also specialises in designing neuro-inclusive models of practice. Her

most recent works explore the articulation of neurodivergent identity through

performative photography and collage.


Twitter: @SoniaBoue

Instagram @s_boue


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