Sonia Boué is an Anglo-Spanish multiform artist. Her practice is concerned with a legacy of exile, leading to a growing body of work which relates to the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
In 2015 she was recognised by researchers at Tate Britain as a singular voice responding to this history within a British context. Subsequently Sonia featured in a film made by Tate Britain entitled Felicia Browne: Unofficial War Artist, and in 2016 she received an Arts Council grant for Through An Artist’s Eye, a collaborative project about the life and work of Felicia Browne (who was the only British female combatant and the first British volunteer to die in action in the Civil War).
Sonia is also an arts educator with roots in History of Art and Art Therapy. She has a special interest in autism and has worked with children on the autism apectrum designing customized educational tools.
Sonia gained a (First Class) degree in History of Art at Sussex University.
An interest in outsider ort led to her professional aualification as a registered art therapist (Royal Hallamshire Hospital & Sheffield University), leading to therapeutic work in a wide variety of settings.
She has an MSc in Applied Social Studies (Mental Health Specialist) from Oxford University (Wolfson College).
Exhibition: ¡Buenos Días Dictador!, January 2018.
Sonia was an artist mentor on the Our Place project, 2018.