Sonya Lacey

"Sonya Lacey (b. 1976, New Zealand) is a Tauranga-based artist whose practice focuses on forms of communications within spoken, printed, and online scenarios. She works with a variety of mediums including performance, video, and installation often drawing on historical references to speculate on the specificity of socio-technological discourses. Alongside her studio practice, Lacey is also interested in curatorial, publishing, and collaborative methodologies. Together with Sarah Rose, she established the collaborative research project lightreading." -

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Hamish Win (2021)
Review by Jane Wallace (2020)
Podcast in conversation with Gavin Hipkins (2018)
Essay by Hamish Win (2017)
Essay by Solomon Nagler (2015)

CIRCUIT Projects

A Little Faith, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2017)
Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul, various venues, New Zealand / Europe (2015)

Selected Exhibitions / Screenings

Walters Prize 2021, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
Totally Dark (solo), Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Bathers (solo), Sumer, Tauranga
Crossings, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington

Pillows (solo), Paludal, Christchurch
Elbow-room in the universe, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington
Pillows (solo),  State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time, Singapore

Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
SOLO, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

Literals (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
Dilutions (2016) / Solar print tests (2017), NTU CCA Singapore
Courtenay Place Park light box commission (collaboration with Raphaela Rose and Susana Torre as part of the collective 'lightreading'), Wellington

A Little Faith, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Smooth but coarser than yellow (solo) Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
Small Worlds: Film Screening, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Take that which has passed, Toi Pōneke, Wellington

All Lines Converge, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
By Sea, Kunst Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
A Little Faith, CAC Lithuania
Dilutions; three short films by Sonya Lacey (solo), Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, Scotland
Newspaper for Vignelli, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
CIRCUIT Market Screening, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
Dilutions and Infinitesimals (solo), The Physics Room, Christchurch
Infinitesimals (solo) The Engine Room, Wellington