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Sonia Boyce (OBE, RA) came to prominence as a key visual artist in the burgeoning Black-British art scene of the early 1980s. In 2016, Boyce was elected a Royal Academician, and in 2019, she received an OBE for Services to Art in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. She is currently a Professor at University of the Arts London, as the inaugural Chair in Black Art & Design. In February 2020 Boyce was announced by the British Council as the next artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale 2022.