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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 ArtCan and TAOI Art Collectives. She also is a member of BeatMeLab International Collective, based in Barcelona, Spain. She is represented by Albe Art Gallery (Dubai, UAE / St Petersburg, Russia). 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.

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

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

Oct-Nov 2020. '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

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

in support of South West air ambulance trust

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June 2021. V1 Virtual Exhibition with Flux Review

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

 

Jun 2021. ArtCan with Love. Fundraising Exhibition - Virtual event

Jun 2021. 'Connectivite' Virtual Exhibition 

June-July 2021- Art Exhibition and Poetry on Kings Road at the

Kensington and Chelsea Art Week.

May 2021. 'Immersion' Stay Connected State of the art immersive Virtual Exhibition. Organised by Stay Connected; Curated by Lois Emma Harkin in collaboration with Shannon Skye Robinson https://loisemmaharkin.wixsite.com/stayconnected/immersion

Apr 2021. V1 Virtual Exhibition. Virtual Exhibition Flux Review

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 by ArtCan.

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

Mar 21. Exhibition will take place at 54 The Gallery. Mayfair, London.

Dec 2020. Group exhibition at 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.

 

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

 

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.

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

 

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

 

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/