Photo by Verkur

Photo by Verkur

 

ARTIST BIO

Sonia is a performer, performance-maker and facilitator based in Singapore. Formally, her practice sits between theatre, performance art and dance/movement. She also partakes in image-making and content-creation. Sonia does not like labels, and enjoys exploring between and beyond defined disciplines. Currently, Sonia is interested in the politics of female eroticism, the human physical body as material, and decolonising her own artistic processes.

Sonia often engages in work across the performing and visual arts realms, both locally and internationally. In 2018,  her solo work Hymen Instinct toured to Taiwan as part of《女。性。诫?》Alternative Lessons for Women, a double-bill selected for the 2018 Asia Weekend Theatre Festival (2018亞洲假日劇場戲劇節). She was also selected as part of the 2018 Time, Place, Space: Nomad residency through Arts House (Melbourne), an action-research residency held in the Australian outback.

Sonia trained as an actor at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), graduating in 2017. She was a recipient of the ITI-William Teo Scholarship for her studies. Sonia also holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) with Distinction, a study in interdisciplinary practice, from Queensland University of Technology, (QUT). Sonia strongly believes in collaboration and mixing as an ethos; she continually seeks training and working opportunities that allow her to hone her understanding of body and movement across cultures.

For all enquiries and full CV, please contact sonia.kwek@gmail.com.