Somerset House Studios resident

Sonya Dyer

Artist, writer and occasional curator. 

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Dyer's performative, interdisciplinary and research-based practice utilizes dialogical platforms, reproductive technologies and moving image. Dyer explores subjectivities and alliances are formed, particularly across cultures and temporalities. She runs the …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, a peripatetic think tank concerned with the creation of possible futures.

Performance Skills for Activists, The Claudia Jones Space Station, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2017)

Dyer has written for publications including Frieze, a-n online and Contemporary &. Recent projects include The Claudia Jones Space Station (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, 2017), Into the Future (Primary, Nottingham, 2015), At the Intersections (Nottingham Contemporary, 2015), Platform: In the Making and The Paul Robeson Research Station, (both Site Gallery, Sheffield). Dyer is a previous artsadmin Artist Bursary Scheme recipient and was a 2011–12 Whitney Museum of American Art: Independent Study Program Fellow. 

Infomercial, The Claudia Jones Space Station, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts and The NewBridge Project (2017)

During her time at Somerset House, Sonya will be working on Hailing Frequencies Open (HFO), a body of work intersecting Nichelle Nicols' astronaut recruitment activism, the dubious genesis of 'HeLa cells and the Greek myth of Andromeda. HFO combines social justice with speculation, fantasy with the political.