Sonya Rademeyer

b. 1964, Zimbabwe; Lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Arts Education

1996: Bachelor of Art (BA), Fine Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)

2019: All we need is a Conductor, North-West University Aardklop National Festival, North-West Province.
2019: The In-Between, Association of Visual Arts (AVA0 Gallery, Cape Town.
2011: Looking to See, Association of Visual Arts (AVA0 Gallery, Cape Town.
2009: not in a body of words, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2008: I am an African, Blank Projects, Cape Town.
2007: Babble, Association of Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town.
2005: Origin, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2020: Art in Isolation, Imibala Gallery, Graaff-Reinet; Imibala Gallery, Somerset West.
2020: Virtual National Arts Festival, curated show and Fringe, Makhanda.
2019: Miss/Seen, Vrystaat Arts Festival, Bloemfontein.
2019: Dwell in Possibility, Centenary Art Gallery University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.
2019: Memory & Mapping FreeSpace, Zeitz Mocca, Cape Town.
2019: Admin, UNTITLED, Cape Town.
2019: #unfinished Vol 7, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: Forward? Forward! Forward… Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch.
2018: Humanity: Friend or Foe, Youngblood Africa Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: OPENLab 2018, University of the Free State, Richmond.
2018: Tankwa Artscape, Northern Cape.
2016: Stories of Rain, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
2015: Workshops’ Showcase, Warren Editions, Cape Town.
2015: SILENCE: Artworks on Paper, Cape Town.
2014: Joburg Fringe, Aerial Empire, Johannesburg.
2012: Appeal, Guerilla Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: Mother Nature: Art and Psychology in Conversation, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch.
2009: Ceramics Exhibition, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberley.
2007: Flesh, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefes, Oudtshoorn; X-Cape 07, Cape Town; National Arts Festival, Grahamstown;Cultivaria Festival, Paarl.
2006: Dept of Science & Technology National Art Competition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town.
2005: Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town.
2005: Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town.
2004: Exfoliate, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town.
2004: Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town
2003: AVA Members' Exhibition, Asoociation for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery.
2003: Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town.
2003: Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town.
2003: PPC Young Sculptors Awards, Pretoria, South Africa.
2001: Women's Work, Cape Town.
1998: Unity in Diversity Arts Festival, Good Hope Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (international)

2020: hello world, TransCulturalExchange (online), Boston.
2019: Contemporary Nature, Tankwa Artscape Residency Exhibition, Sfintu Gheorghe.
2019: Live drawing performance, Stroud Green Festival, London.
2018: OtherLands. OtherSounds, Raizvanguarda, Bordeiro.
2016: 15th Lessandra World Art Print Annual, Sophia.
2013: Happening Now, Mojo Gallery, Dubai.
2009: Tape exhibition, Arnhem, Netherlands
2009: 1st International Art & Science Festival, Patra.
2009: International Incheon Women Artistsâ Biennale, Korea.
2009: One World, Many Papers, Distillery Gallery, Boston.
2008: Dwayer, L'Atelier Dâ Alexandrie, Alexandria.
2008: Dak'Art, Dakar.
2007: Cent livre Objects pour Senghor, Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, Dakar.
2006 - 2007: Self Portrait - A Show for Bethlehem, Al Kahf Gallery, Palestine; Oficyna Art Space, Szezecin; International Contemporary Art Center, Naples; Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario, Rosario; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe.
2007: Fleiss East West Artists, Muzeul de Art, Satu Mare.
2006: The Abstract Mind Mural of Science & Industry, Chicago.
2006: Too much Freedom? Freewaves, 10th Biennale Festival of Film, Video and Experimental Media, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
2006: Ecartista 1st Annual Exhibition (online), Egypt.
2005: Imagining the Book, International Biennale, Alexandria.
2005: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, New York.
2005: A Cross Cultural View of Women in the Arts, Also Castillo Gallery, Chicago.
2005: Art at War Exhibition, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago.


Private collections:
South Africa, United Kingdom, Egypt

Public collections:
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria.
Department of Science & Technology, South Africa.
International Contemporary Art Centre, Naples.


2007: Distinction, 3rd Edition International Artistic Documentaries.
2004: Winner, New Media, Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Cape Town.
2003: Merit Award, PPC Young Sculptor Award.