Artist talk: November 19th, 12:30 CST
Sondra Perry (b.1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, computer-based media, installation and performance. Her work addresses concepts of Blackness, productivity, labor, and the African diaspora. Often interweaving her own personal history with fictional narratives, Perry explores ways in which technology can shape identity.
Sondra received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2015. Perry attended the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2015–2017. Perry has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2019); Serpentine Gallery, London (2018); Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2017–18); and the Kitchen, New York (2016). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including Manual Override, The Shed, New York (2019–20); New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019); Art in the Age of the Internet 1989 to Today, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts (2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York ( 2017–18); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2015), among others.
Sondra Perry is also exhibiting with the Moody Center for the Arts
Off the Wall: Sondra Perry
October 13, 2020 - August 01, 2021
The Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion
Rice University Fall 2020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Co-sponsored by Center for African and African American Studies and Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, with generous support from Rice’s Dean of Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. Special thanks to the Moody Center for the Arts for their assistance.