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Sonia E Barrett

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Furnished 6, 2012
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detail of Furnished nr 6, 2012 Wood 158 X 115 X 95
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Table nr 1, 2012 Metal Tabletop,antique Wooden Wheeled Legs, Rope, Sheep's Intestines, Styrofoam 59x50x89
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Furnished Table nr 10, 2012 4 X 97 X 18cm
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Furnished, nr 4, 2012 Deconstructed Antique Table, Hooks, Chair Seat Cross Section, Rope 102 X 96 X 98
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Detail of Furnished nr 4, 2012 Deconstructed Antique Table, Hooks, Chair Seat Cross Section, Rope 102 X 96 X98
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detail of Furnished nr 4, 2011 Deconstructed Antique Table, Hooks, Chair Seat Cross Section, Rope 102 X 96 X 98
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Chair Nr 7, 2013 Wood 250 X 60 X 300 Cm © Sonia E Barrett
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Table Nr 14, 2013 Wood 60 X 70 X 80 © Sonia E Barrett
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Fanon's Bed Video (still)
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
UK
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Germany
Schools
Transart Institute,, 2012, MFA
St Andrews University, 2000, Mlit
Tags
sculpture, installation
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
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Artist Biography

Of German Jamaican Parentage brought up in England, China and Cyprus Sonia Elizabeth Barrett has an international range of cultural influences. A graduate of St Andrews University where she studied Philosophy, Literature and International Relations and the Transart Institute (MFA) she has an unusual grounding in the concepts to which she offers her unique visual response. 

SelectedAwards and Bursaries

2014 Leon Levy Foundation grant recipient.

2013 Emergency Craft Award Finalist, Aspex Gallery, Plymouth England.

2013  Shortlisted for Neo Art Prize, Bolton England.

2012 Selected as a winner of the  Premio-Ora Contemporary Art Prize, Italy

2012  Selected as Artslant award winner for the showcase for Sculpture, NY, USA

2009  Scholarship for MFA Arts program at the Transart Institute Krems, Austria 

1989  Bursary to attend the Royal St. Catherine’s Conference of Commonwealth Arts             Windsor, England 

 

Selected Exhibitions and Residencies    

2015

    •  Berlin Collective On Site in 16 Cities, Cheri, 231 Lenox Ave, Harlem, New York

    •  NN KünstPreis Sonderausstellung, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, KunstKultur Quatier, Germany.                            

    •  Schlachten Displaced Mendelsohnhalle, Brandenburg, Germany.

    •  The Format Follow The Format -Contemporary Culture Gallery, Milan, Italy,

2014

    •    Selected for the MacDowell Colony Residency, New Hampshire,USA Nov/Dec

    •    TIAF The Independent Artists Fair (not for profit artists coop) London  15th -18th Oct                                  

    •    Home Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art, OCCCA,California, USA

    •    Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) , USA

    • The Grass Grows The Format Gallery with ArtLab Gallery & Glenda Cinquegrana, Basel              Switzerland, during Art Basel.

    •    Amy-d arte spazio, Ghoramara of Deasung Lee the Desktop Garden Group Milan, Italy  

    •    The Secret Gardens Fabbrica del Vapore, Artist intervention Milan Design Week,  Italy.

 

2013 

    •    Resistance and Longing, CIAT- Contemporary Institute for Art & Thought, Berlin,   Germany.

    •    Emergency Craft Show, Aspex Gallery, Plymouth, England.

    •    London Calling, Factory Art Gallery, 4 Wilkes Street, London,England.

    •    Reloaded, Factory Art Gallery, Momsen Strasse 27, Berlin, Germany.

    •    Solo Show: Otherings sea/home Magazzini dell'Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Italy.

    •    Nutrimenti Trapani Biennale, Museum of the Sea, Tor de Ligny, Trapani, Italy.

    •    Unlucky, Berlin Collective, Online show, Berlin , Germany.

    •    Precursor, Catalyst Arts Center, Belfast, Ireland.

    •    The Story of the Creative Angel Orensanz Gallery, Long Island City, New York, USA

    •    Selected to complete the “Keywords” project with INIVA and Tate Liverpool , England

    •    Critique leader for European students of Transart Institute

 

2012

    •    Coiled Potentials Trampoline pres.: Transart Institute MFA Exhibition, Atelierhof, Berlin

    •    Home and Away Caribbean Art project and 4Hr Nap Collective, WOMA ,Grenada, WI

    •    Berlin Collective workshop with John Von Bergen, Berlin

    •    Film collaboration with Rex Films

    •    Video Workshop Art Institute New York with N.Cohen Jan 2012

 

2011

    •    Nothing to Declare Blanc compound Manila, Philippines

    •    Residency, Like the Spice Gallery Transart Institute, New York,

    •    NGBK, (Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst) Berlin, Germany,

    •    Snap to Grid Los Angeles Center for Digital Art ,LA

    •    Art in the Open Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia

    •    Art in the Open, Installation in the Sauchall Park Philadelphia

    •    Group Residency Dia Beacon, New York

    •    Winter Residency, Sideshow Gallery Transart Institute, New York

    •    Open Space Projekt: Zwischenraum für Kunst & Migration, Heinrich Böll Institute, Berlin Germany.

 

2009

    •    Summer Residency Tanzfabrik Berlin, Transart Institute 2009

    •    Black Fine Arts Fair, 2008, 2009 New York

 

2008

    •    The Kalahari Building, Harlem, New York, USA.

    •    The International Black Art Expo 2007, Philadelphia, USA

 

2007

    •    The International Black Art Expo 2007, Philadelphia, USA2005

    •    Postcards from the Edge Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA

    •    Expo 2000, World Exposition “Three British Artists” Hanover, German

 

Selected Publications

 

Part of "Daima" Images of Women of Color in Germany by Nzitu Mawakha Series: Witnessed, 2013

Chapter published  in "The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World" edited by Sandrine Micossé-Aikins and Sharon Dodua Otoo  2012

Work  in International Review of African American Art innovation ed. 2011 vol.23

Work featured "Interkultur" Newspaper Berlin Jul/Aug 2010

Work featured "Black History 365" Journal, 2009.

Work featured in "Paint" Magazine Philadelphia, 2008

            

Resume                                                        

Before working as a visual artist I worked with black opera companies, dance companies, and cinema festivals that time afforded me a deep and exciting view into urban cultural creation by ethnic minorities in London. I am now living and working in Germany.

 

Education and Related Experience

MFA Studio Practice Transart Institute  Berlin/New York           

Degree English Literature, St Andrews University, Scotland

Dissertation Poetry and Art in Caribbean Culture