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Sonia Ben Achoura is originally from Paris, France. A multimedia artist, writer, and lecturer with a background in psychology, she is inspired by science in her work. She is a member of Curating Futures and TAOI Art Collectives, based in the UK, and BeatMeLab International Collective, based in Barcelona, Spain. She lives and works in London, UK.

She exhibits her multimedia work across Europe and sells her art internationally. Her art and writings appear in publications regularly.

Represented by Azart Gallery, NY.

 

EDUCATION

 

2006-10. BSc, MSc Health Psychology. ​​​

2012. DTLLs. Teacher Training.

 

Sept 2021 Art and Inquiry: Museum Strategies for your Classroom
MOMA - Coursera

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming virtual exhibition. 

20th of December to 3rd January - Vivid Figurations

June 2021- Exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea Art Week.

 

May-June 2013. ‘Art, Spirit and Psychology’. Solo exhibition. Brady’s Art Centre, London, UK

 

November 2012. ‘Psychological Symbols’ Solo exhibition. Oxford House Gallery, London, UK

 

MAIN GROUP EXHIBITIONS

July 2020. Virtual exhibition at the Design Museum ‘Make it Public Festival’, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. This events include publication ‘Gathering Zine’

Nov- Dec 2021. Dreamscapes. Virtual exhibition with Tebbs Gallery

https://www.tebbsgallery.com/dreamscapes-exhibition

Oct-Nov 2021. 'Teaching children about Racial Justice' curated by Kyung Eun Lee

and organised by Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) (Boston, Massachussets).

Aug-Sept 2021. Virtual exhibition in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, entitled 'Climate Action and Visual Culture'. https://www.artsteps.com/view/60a5212af8f5287fae8f1c7c

View the digitally curated publication: 

https://research.hud.ac.uk/media/assets/photo/research/culturalecologies/CAVCFinalupload.pdf

Artist statements: 

https://research.hud.ac.uk/media/assets/photo/research/culturalecologies/CAVC-Artist-Statements-Digital.pdf

Mar 2021. 54 The Gallery. Mayfair, London.

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June 2021. V1 Virtual Exhibition with Flux Review

https://www.thefluxreview.com/virtual-exhibitions/

June 2021. 'Connectivite' Virtual Exhibition 

May 2021. 'Immersion' Organised by Stay Connected

A futuristic exhibition curated by Lois Emma Harkin and Shannon Skye Robinson https://loisemmaharkin.wixsite.com/stayconnected/immersion

May 2021. The Virtual Art Fair Fourth Edition. Group exhibition organised and curated

by Lucy Fiona Morrison

July 2020. Virtual exhibition at the Design Museum ‘Make it Public Festival’, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. This events include publication ‘Gathering Zine’

June. Art of Caring exhibition. Exhibitions at St Pancras Hospital and

St George’s Hospital.

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS

Feb 2021. Virtual Exhibition Intimists 8 - Beautiful World with LaFenice Art Gallery, Hong Kong.​

Feb 2021. New Era. Virtual Exhibition. Dubai, UAE 

Feb  2021. Prelude. Virtual Exhibition with ArtCan.

Jan -2021.  New Beginnings. Virtual group exhibition with TAOI Art Collective 

Dec 2020. Dragonfly Gallery in Norwich.

Nov to Dec 2020. Stay Connected. Virtual exhibition curated by Lois Emma Harkin.

Nov to Dec 2020. Autumn Salon at Candid Arts Centre

Oct-Nov 2020. Bath Art Exhibition with Art Gallery SW - Both Gallery and Online exhibitions.

https://www.artgallerysw.co.uk/product-category/childrens-hospice-south-west/sonia-ben-achoura/

Oct-Nov 2020. Red Online Exhibition - Rooftop Art Centre.

Sept 2020. 'Somewhere I Live'. A group show underpinned by the spirit of current social movements (BLM, allyship), with an artist talk to students of the Rosetta Centre about my art practice and portfolio. 

 

Oct 2020.The Art of Isolation. Group Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London with  TAOI Collective.

July 16th to December 31st 2021. Virtual Exhibition with SW Art Gallery

July 16th to December 31st 2021. Virtual Exhibition with SW Art Gallery

in support of South West air ambulance trust

 

June-Oct 2020. Art of Caring exhibition. Exhibitions at St Pancras Hospital and

St George’s Hospital.

 

2020. Online exhibition Covent-19 on Instagram.

Online exhibition of painting The Last Sunset, corresponding poem, and a curatorial note

https://www.are.na/swarm-dynamics/after-the-pandemic-visions-of-radical-renewal

Oct 2018. ‘’Future Icons’’. Fiera Contemporanea, from 26 to 29 Cesena Fair, (FC), Italy.

Aug 2015. “Viewpoints” Group Exhibition. Espacio Gallery.

 

COMMISSIONS

Mar 2019. Artwork commissioned for new record label ‘BE’ by KatrinKa. EP cover design and promotional materials. Featured on Beatport.

April-July 2016. Private commission of triptych ‘Interconnectedness’.

2002. Stage sets and sculpture installation for ‘Earth Dance’ Festival, Santiago, Chile.

2001-2003 CD artwork for albums by Yellow Magnetic Star, ‘Son of the Light’ and ‘Mandala of Light’.

 

 

 

RESIDENCIES

Apr-Nov 2020 to present. NY20 Art Residency. Ongoing international project, based in China.

May-Jan 2021. Derby Online Residency, funded by Arts Council England.

February-April 1999. Mandala research project, McLeod Ganj, home of the Tibetan people in exile, India.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

July 2021.  Flux Review Interview

https://www.thefluxreview.com/sonia-ben-achoura-qa/

Mar 2021. RebelZine, the first edition of the magazine by Extinction Rebellion.

Article on 'p20  www.rebelzine.org

Sept 2020. Art Magazine Pure Art360

https://issuu.com/lesleysamms-gmail/docs/pure_art360

https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/asset/download?id=061eb9dd-b23e-4151-8192-b38138b77608

May 2020. Make it Public Festival. RCA  and Design Museum Collaboration to publication Gatheringzine. My painting The Dream is published on p47
https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/digital-design-calendar/learn-with-the-design-museum/make-it-public

 

May 2020. Swarm Dynamics Online publication of painting The Last Sunset, corresponding poem, and a curatorial note

https://www.are.na/swarm-dynamics/after-the-pandemic-visions-of-radical-renewal

 

June 2020. RegenerArt. Art book featuring my painting ‘Human Eclipse’ and poem.

 

April 2020. The MASS publication. April issue entitled ‘Decolonise’

Painting ‘The Last Sunset’ is published on p36 alongside poem

https://www.the-mass.com/april-2020

 

March 2020. The MASS publication. April issue entitled ‘Matriarchy’

Painting ‘The Future of Life’ is published on p40 alongside a writing on the painting

https://indd.adobe.com/view/a20a86fb-455a-45d4-be84-e29f0f27b398

 

Publication of paintings The Dream and Neural Integration, alongside writings, on E-magazine by Greta Sharp

http://gretasharp.co.uk/download/getoffyerarse3.pdf

 

March 2020. ‘PonderSavant’ online art magazine. Painting ‘The Future of Life’ is published alongside a writing on the painting

https://pondersavant.com/2020/03/15/sonia-ben-achoura-online-open-mic/

 

March 2020. ‘Dwell Time’ blog and art magazine. Painting ‘The Future of Life’ is published alongside a writing on the painting

 

July 2019.  Average Art Magazine. Painting ‘God Within’ published alongside writings on my art practice

 

May 2019. Cooltzine art magazine. Painting ‘Future Landscape’ published with a writing on the topic of shared space

Online art magazine ‘The Painter's Tongue’:

 

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/digital-icon-a-portrait-of-the-new-evolution/

 

 

Website

www.soniabenachoura.com

 

Links

 

www.facebook.com/ArtistSoniaBenAchoura

www.soniabenachoura.wordpress.com/author/soniabenachoura/

www.instagram.com/soniabenachoura

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXB3We6E2EE&t=6s

www.twitter.com/Psychology_Art

www.society6.com/soniabenachoura

www.artpal.com/soniabenachoura/