Sondra Perry

Sondra Perry was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She holds an MFA from an expensive New York art school causing gentrification in Harlem’ in 2015 and a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. Often taking her own life as a point of departure, Perry makes works that revolve specifically around black American experiences and the ways in which technology and identities are entangled. Her use of digital tools and material, ranging from blue screen technology and 3D avatars to found footage from the internet, reflects on these modes of representation and the abstraction of black identity in art and media. I’m interested in thinking about how blackness shifts, morphs, and embodies technology to combat oppression and surveillance throughout the diaspora. Blackness is agile.’ She has exhibited her videos and installations world-wide. Her solo show at the Serpentine Galleries, Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on, was initiated and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad in 2018. She was the recipient of the Nam June Paik Award in 2018


Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Workstation: Number One, Sondra Perry, film still. Courtesy of the artist.