. Simon Lee Gallery announces worldwide representation of Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE ART NEWS PAPER – Simon Lee Gallery has today announced its worldwide representation of Sonia Boyce, the artist chosen to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale next year. She is the first Black woman to do so.  London-based Boyce came to prominence in the early 1980s as a key figure in the radical political Black Arts Movement. In 1987, when Boyce was just 25, the Tate bought her drawing Missionary Position II, making her the first Black female artist to enter the museum’s collection. Around that time, she moved from drawing to a more performative, social practice, which has often involved the collaboration of groups of people.


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