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Sonya Rademeyer

Sonya Rademeyer

b. Zimbabwe, 1964. Lives in Cape Town

Sonya Rademeyer explores the relationship between bodily empathy and vision through her use of non-traditional materials and video.

Arts Education

2010 MA(VA) Stellenbosch University (currently registered)
1996 BA (FA) Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Exhibitions (solo)

2011 Looking to See, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2009 not in a body of words, US Gallery, Stellenbosch
2008 I am an African, Blank Projects, Cape Town
2007 Babble, AVA, Cape Town
2005 Origin, art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town

Exhibitions (group)

2010 Mother Nature: Art and Psychology in Conversation, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2009 Ceramics Exhibition, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberley, South Africa
2007 Flesh, KKNK. X-Cape 07, Cape Town. South African Short Films, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Cultivaria Festival, Paarl, South Africa
2006 Dept of Science & Technology National Art Competition. Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town
2005 Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville. Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town
2004 Exfoliate, Art-B Gallery, Bellville. Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town
2003 AVA Members Exhibition, AVA Gallery. Brett Kebble Art Awards. Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town. PPC Young Sculptors Awards, Pretoria, South Africa
2001 Women€™s Work, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
1998 Unity in Diversity Arts Festival, Good Hope Gallery, Cape Town

Exhibitions (international)

2009 Tape exhibition, Arnhem, Netherlands
2009 1st International Art & Science Festival, Patra, Greece
2009 International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea
2009 One World, €“Many Papers, Distillery Gallery, Boston, USA
2008 Dwayer, L'Atelier D’ Alexandrie, Egypt
2008 Dak'€™Art Biennale, Senegal
2007 Cent livre Objects pour Senghor, Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, Dakar Senegal
2007 Selfportrait-a show for Bethlehem, Museo Arte Contemporaneo, Sante Fe, Argentina
2007 International Contemporary Art Center, Naples
2007 MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario, Argentina
2007 Muzeul de Art Satu Mare, Romania
2006 The Abstract Mind Mural, Chicago, USA.
2006 Too much Freedom? Freewaves, 10th Biennale Festival of Film, Video and Experimental Media, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2006 Selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem, Al Kahf Gallery, Palestine
2006 Oficyna Art Space Szezecin and Museum of Swinoujcie, Poland
2006 Ecartista 1st Annual Exhibition (online), Egypt
2005 Imagining the Book International Biennale, Egypt
2005 NY International Independent Film and Video Festival, New York
2005 A Cross Cultural View of Women in the Arts, Chicago
2005 Art at War Exhibition, Castillo Gallery, USA


Private collections: South Africa, United Kingdom, Egypt
Public collections: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. Dept of Science & Technology, South Africa
International Contemporary Art Centre, Naples, Italy


2007 Distinction, 3rd Edition International Artistic Documentaries
2004 Winner New Media, Vuleka
2003 Merit Award, PPC Young Sculptor Award