Sonya Schönberger

Sonya Schönberger is a Berlin-based artist whose practice deals with biographical ruptures against the backdrop of political or social upheaval. The source of her artistic exploration are the people themselves, who tell about it in biographical conversations. This is how some archives were created, but also already existing, partly found archives flow into her work. Five years ago, she created the “Berliner Zimmer”, a long-term video archive based on the stories of people in Berlin.

Sonya Schönberger (in the installation "Barbara", DAAD Berlin © Christof Zwiener 2023)

Sonya Schönberger will move into the residence on Schwanenwerder from the end of December 2023 to the end of January 2024 in order to work away from the hustle and bustle of Berlin and to use the peaceful place for artistic projects and her writing.

What is special about her way of working is the skillful and performative use of various media that simultaneously reconstruct and deconstruct narratives. We are excited to see what the location will offer her in return.

Further information can be found on the artist's websites: