Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way – 50 Years in 50 Books

Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way is the first major publication to explore the work of Sonia Boyce, one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary artists. Boyce is celebrated for depicting intimate social encounters that explore interpersonal dynamics in drawing, photography, video and installation, using images and sounds captured during the participatory art events she initiates. Boyce’s immersive new exhibition for the British Council commission at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 is her most ambitious work to date. Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way captures the drama and scope of this multisensory work as it unfolds throughout the British Pavilion.

As part of the 50 Years in 50 Books series for our 50th Anniversary, we’re sharing an extract from the book which features an interview with Sonia Boyce in which she talks about growing up in the London Borough of Islington, her artistic inspirations and more.


Read the interview extract from Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way


About the Authors:

Emma Ridgway is the Shane Akeroyd Associate Curator for the British Council commission at the Biennale Arte 2022 in Venice and has been chief curator at Modern Art Oxford since 2015. Courtney J. Martin is director of the Yale Center for British Art and was previously deputy director and chief curator at the Dia Art Foundation.


About the book:

Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way
Emma RidgwayCourtney J. Martin

The first major publication to explore the work of Sonia Boyce, one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary artists, including her newest and most ambitious work to date.

Published in association with the British Council

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Further reading:

Yale University Press is celebrating 50 years of publishing in London. To celebrate, we have selected 50 important Yale London books from our past, present and future to tell the story of our publishing through a series of articles and extracts.

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