Operating at the intersection of art and science, Sonia Levy’s research-led practice considers shifting modes of engagement with ›more-than-human‹ worlds in light of the current ecological crisis. With her work, she brings into the limelight the role of smart technologies, the complexity of marine ecologies, and the effects of environmental degradation on life on earth, with particular regard to climate change. Her artistic endeavour is directed towards finding new ways in which art can help redefine and re-balance our relationship with the living environment. As a specimen of a sensitive ecological unit threatened by anthropogenic activities, Levy’s corals, for example, warn us about the complex and far-reaching consequences of disregarding the fragile balance of terrestrial ecosystems.
Sonia Levy (*in France) is currently based in London. She studied at the École des Beaux-Art de Nice and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 2016, she took part in the Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) at the School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po Paris, led by professor and philosopher Bruno Latour. Her works have been presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (2020–21), the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2019); ICA, London (2019); BALTIC, Gateshead (2019); Obsidian Coast, Bradford-on-Avon (2018–19); Goldsmiths, University of London; The Showroom, London (2017); Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2017); Pump House Gallery, London; Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, Island (2019); The Húsavík Whale Museum, Island (2015).