Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2022

Apr, May, Jun

Sonya Schönberger | Visual Artist

Sonya Schönberger | Foto: Luci Lux
Sonya Schönberger | Foto: Luci Lux

Sonya Schönberger, born in 1975, studied social anthropology in Berlin and Zurich, as well as experimental media design at the Berlin University of Arts. Today she works between the media photography, installation, theater, sound, publications and film and lives in Berlin. In her work, she primarily focuses on autobiographical breaks caused by political changes, but also examines the effects colonial expansion had and still has on flora and fauna.

Sonya Schönberger is Villa Aurora Fellow of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Solo exhibitions (Selection)

2017 ⅼ Den Trümmern zum Trotze, Katharina Maria Raab Galerie Berlin

2016 ⅼ sich sicher sein, Ephraimpalais Berlin

2014 ⅼ key delivery, ADN Pförtnerhaus / Wende Museum LA, USA


Group exhibitions (Selection)

2020 ⅼ Eine Schwalbe macht noch keinen Sommer, Kunsthaus Dresden

2019 ⅼ Haerfest, CCA Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

2016 ⅼ Digging deep – Crossing far, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2014 ⅼ History is a warm gun, n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein


Prizes / Awards (Selection)

2019 ⅼ Artist in Residence Goethe @ LUX London, Great Britain

2017 ⅼ Artist in Residence Goethe Institut Nairobi, Kenya

2017 ⅼ GLOBAL grant from the Berlin Senate

2017 ⅼ Artist in Residence ARTPORT Tel Aviv, Israel

2014 ⅼ work grant from the Berlin Senate

2012 ⅼ Artist in Residence New York / Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral