Sonia Boyce. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery. Photo Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh

CultureBlast: a Sonia Boyce OBE RA special

Following the artist’s exhibition overhead and across Cork Street, the spiritual home of modern and contemporary art, marking a new public art destination in London, Sonia Boyce OBE RA guests on the CultureBlast podcast.

Interviewed by host Farah Nayeri, Biennale-winning Boyce speaks openly and eloquently about the pros and cons of being the first black British woman to win Venice, shares her thoughts on the death of Queen Elizabeth II and tells of how she was once accused of cancelling a 19th century male British painter.

Arts and culture writer Nayeri, a contributor of The New York Times, is author of Takedown: Art and Power in the Digital Age (Astra House, New York). Originally from Iran, she spent her childhood years in Tehran, Rabat and Cairo before settling in Paris, and latterly, London.

This episode is sponsored by Cork Street Galleries. CultureBlast’s Executive Producer is Carina Pierre.

Further editions hold conversations with the likes of Ai Weiwei, and Wayne McGregor. You can listen to all and subscribe to the podcast here.