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Sonia Ben Achoura is originally from Paris, France. An artist with a previous career in psychology, she lives and works in

 

London, UK. Sonia is a member of ArtCan and TAOI Art Collective, based in London. She is also a member of

 

BeatMeLab International Art Collective,based in Barcelona, Spain. She is represented by Albe Art Gallery (Dubai, UAE /

 

St Petersburg, Russia).

Sonia exhibits her multimedia work across Europe and sells internationally. Both her art and writings appears in

 

publications regularly.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Current exhibition:

Kahaila

135 Brick Lane, E1 6SB, London

PV on 29 July - 3pm to 5.30pm

 

May 2020. Husk Art and Creative Space. Retrospective solo exhibition. Cancelled. London, UK.

 

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

in support of South West air ambulance trust

https://www.artgallerysw.co.uk/vendor/sonia-ben-achoura/

June -  18 July. Exhibition of my new series 'The Dreams of the World' and poem

as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Art Week.

253 Kings Road, London, SW3 5EL

Read the poem in the catalogue, in the KCAW Poetry Corner:

https://www.kcaw.co.uk/poetry-corner-2021

June 2021. V1 Virtual Exhibition with Flux Review

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

23 June. ArtCan with Love

Fundraising Exhibition - Virtual event

'Connectivite' Virtual Exhibition 

https://loisemmaharkin.wixsite.com/stayconnected/connectivit%C3%A9

June-July 2021-  Kensinghton and Chelsea Art Week.

Art Exhibition and Poetry at The Cherry Moon on Kings Road

@KCAW

May-June 2021. Prize exhibition with TVAF and Artist Talks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD08vYPnB3jKwiJffkBE_Wg

Apr-May 2021. 'Immersion'

State of the art immersive exhibition. My paintings come alive in 3D.

Organised by Stay Connected; Curated by Lois Emma Harkin in collaboration with Shannon Skye Robinson

https://loisemmaharkin.wixsite.com/stayconnected/immersion

Apr -May 2021. V1 Virtual Exhibition. 

Virtual Exhibition Flux Review

Stay Connected Virtual Exhibition.

Curated by Lois Emma Harkin

27 Feb - 26 Mar. Virtual Exhibition Intimists 8 - Beautiful World

 with LaFenice Art Gallery, Hong Kong.

https://www.lafenice-hk.com/intimists-8

10 Feb - 10 March 2021. New Era Virtual Exhibition. Dubai, UAE 

https://www.albeartgallery.com/newera

22 Feb - 23 Mar 2021. Prelude. Virtual Exhibition by ArtCan.

http://www.artcan.org.uk/whats-on-2/

 

21 Jan -21 Feb 2021.  New Beginnings. Virtual group exhibition with TAOI Art Collective at

http://www.taoicollective.art/virtual

A subsequent post-lockdown physical exhibition will take place at Gallery 54. Mayfair, London - TBC

Dec 2020. Group exhibition at Dragonfly Gallery in Norwich.

15 Nov to 6 Dec 2020. Stay Connected. Virtual exhibition curated by Lois Emma Harkin.

15 Nov to 6 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.

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

 

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

 

 

Feb 2019. ''Alpha Theta'' ArtNumber23 Group exhibition. The Old Biscuit Factory. London, UK.

 

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

www.fieracontemporanea.it

 

Nov 2018. ‘’Future Icons’’ at Patrizio Gallery, Padua, Italy.

 

May 2016. Espacio Gallery. ''Works on paper'' FPS Group exhibition. London, UK.

 

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

 

Apr 2012.  “Urban Karma” Maad Art Collective at The Pallatine Gallery. London, UK.

 

 

 

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

May2020-Jan 2021. Residency with Hatchery International Art Residency.

 

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

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

My blog can be followed on my website:

https://www.soniabenachoura.com/blog-1

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

 

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.

June 2020. When The Dust Settles – WTDS. Magazine and online exhibition and magazine.

 

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

 

March 2020. Wotisart art magazine. Painting ‘God Within’ is published alongside a writing on the painting

https://wotisart.bigcartel.com/

 

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

 

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

 

April 2019. A member of the International Invisible Art Collective, three paintings published in the collective’s online book on the topic Something? Nothing?

www.cwillard.wixsite.com/invisibleart/collections

Online art magazine ‘The Painter's Tongue’:

 

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

 

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/speaking-on-art-november-2013/

 

Article by MT McClanahan

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/artistic-freedom-sonia-ben-achouras-sacred-man/

 

 

Website

www.soniabenachoura.com

 

Links

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

www.facebook.com/ArtistSoniaBenAchoura

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

www.instagram.com/soniabenachoura

www.twitter.com/Psychology_Art

www.society6.com/soniabenachoura

www.artpal.com/soniabenachoura/