Sonia Boyce, In the Castle Of My Skin
11 June - 10 October 2021
Image credit: Detail of Dada Migrant, 2016-19. Courtesy of Sonia Boyce.
With Saelia Aparicio, Simeon Barclay, Anna Barham, Emma Bennett, Kev Howard, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Harold Offeh, Flora Parrott, Penny Payne, Alberta Whittle and Kenizzi Yamalimbu.
MIMA reopens with an exhibition created with one of Britain’s foremost artists, Sonia Boyce. In the Castle of My Skin offers a sensory arena, with a large sculpture by Boyce, based on the shape of Fool’s Gold connecting with artworks by 11 contemporary artists and selected pieces from MIMA’s Middlesbrough Collection.
The exhibition has been put together with Boyce through a process of improvisation, with one decision informing the next and creating a chain of connections. The theme of skin – as a covering, surface, barrier and marker of identity – weaves through the exhibition. The exhibition’s title comes from a novel by George Lamming.
Professor Sonia Boyce (OBE, RA) will represent the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022.
Organised by MIMA with Eastside Projects, with support from Contemporary Art Society, Henry Moore Foundation and The Elephant Trust. Image credit: Detail of Dada Migrant, 2016-19. Courtesy of Sonia Boyce.