I am an artist and writer and resident artist at Somerset House Studios.
My practice explores where the centre is located in fictional narratives of the future.
Hailing Frequencies Open (HFO), my ongoing body of work, combines social justice with speculation, fantasy with the political.
- PhD 2021
Teaching and Supervision
Futurity, Black Futures, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, the reproductive capabilities of Darkness, Global Futurities, Black Feminism, Post Scarcity, moving image, sculpture, text.
Publications and research outputs
Dyer, Sonya. 2017. The Claudia Jones Space Station. In: "The Claudia Jones Space Station", BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts & The New Bridge Project, Gateshead, United Kingdom, 16 - 19 November 2017.
Conference or Workshop Item
Dyer, Sonya and Imhof, Barbara. 2022. 'Building Beyond: Space Architecture, Engineering and Design'. In: Building Beyond: Space Architecture, Engineering and Design. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, United Kingdom 9 March 2022.
Dyer, Sonya. 2017. 'Bluecoat 300: Charity, Philanthropy and the Black Atlantic'. In: Bluecoat 300: Charity, Philanthropy and the Black Atlantic. International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, United Kingdom 24 - 25 November 2017.
Dyer, Sonya. 2018. The Many Masks of Michael Jackson: What Does Iconography of the King of Pop Mean in 2018? Frieze, ISSN 0962-0672
Dyer, Sonya. 2017. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Review). Contemporary &,
Dyer, Sonya. 2020. The Think Tank: Institution as Performance. In: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca and Alice Lagaay, eds. The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 272-279. ISBN 9781138495623
Dyer, Sonya and Grubbe, Jeffrey. 2022 Kings X Somerset House Studios, Collaborative Research Fund.
Dyer, Sonya. 2021. Towards Dark Fecundity - Reimagining Black futures through visual arts practice, science fiction and Greek mythology. Doctoral thesis, Middlesex University
Dyer, Sonya. 2021. Cover Image, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, Vol 50.2, Number 139 (Decolonising Science Fiction). Science Fiction Foundation.