Sophie Hoyle


Sophie Hoyle (GB)
Sophie Hoyle is an artist and writer whose practice explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist, critical psychiatry and disability issues. Their work looks at the relation of the personal to (and as) political, individual and collective anxieties, and how alliances can be formed where different kinds of inequality and marginalisation intersect. They relate personal experiences of being queer, non-binary and part of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) diaspora to wider forms of structural violence. From lived experience of disability and mental illness including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they began to explore the history of biomedical technologies and treatments that overlap with state and military control.
  • Excoriate (2019) Installation view at Baltic39, Newcastle. Part of the Shape Arts ARMB Shortlist Exhibition. Photography by Colin Davison. Multi-channel video, lightboxes, drawings and scaffolding

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Chronica is an ongoing project that draws on experiences of chronic illness and disability to explore multiple modes of performance, biomedical and AV technologies. It draws on encounters with healthcare infrastructures and the biomedical technologies used to monitor chronic health conditions, to hack these technologies and bodily processes as components in performance-based works. 

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