SONYA SCHÖNBERGER

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Lives and works in Berlin

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Berliner Zimmer
Märkisches Museum, Berlin
2017
Field Trip, FRAGMENTA Malta
2016/17
Gangaram Gurung, during the exhibition Digging Deep - Crossing Far, Kunsthaus Kreuzberg, Bethanien
2016
The Throw, National Gallery of Skopje, Macedonia
The Shapeless Mass, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands
Berlin and Alhmara Gallery Lahore, Pakistan
Tracing the Void II, Uqbar, Berlin
Drei Steine in collaboration with Dr. Mirjam Brusius, Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik
during the Berlin-Babylon-Bagdad Festival, Humboldt University Berlin
fachidiotisch - eine Betrachtung, Video, Britzenale Berlin Britz
2015
André&Arno, performative lecture, Kunsthaus Dahlem, Neue Berliner Räume
Michael, IVS Gallery Karachi and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Anton, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
2014
Schlüsselübergabe, ADN Pförtnerhaus Berlin and Los Angeles
Album eins, Neue Berliner Räume
The Rotation of Language: Containment and Realignment, Rockaway Beach, New York
2013
Scherben with Christof Zwiener, Museum der Dinge, Berlin
Berlin Hauptstadt der DDR with Christof Zwiener, Spor Klübü, Berlin
Sylt, Kreuzbergpavillon, Berlin
til tiden, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indizien einer möglichen deutschen Geschichte, Kunstverein Zürich, Switzerland
2012
Yesterday`s Farewell, 5th International Biennale Baku, Azerbaijan
Anton Cuchifritos Gallery New York City and Raum für Zweckfreiheit, Berlin
Guest Room Show, Paulalala Museum, Cornwallville Upstate New York
Outer Space, Full Tilt Newfoundland, Canada
Scrutiny Mutiny, Gartenstudio Berlin
2011
Art in times of New Media Transformations, Organhaus Art Space Chongqing, China
Defined Spaces, Center for Balkan Cooperation Tetovo, Macedonia
Mögliche Systeme, Kunstverein Zürich, Switzerland
2010
Inventory, Cap House Kobe, Japan
Bücherei, forgotten bar, Berlin
Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Various Works, Schillerpalais, Berlin
Fever Dreams, forgotten bar, Berlin
Yesterday came suddenly, Atbin Gallery Tehran, Iran
Gaza on my mind, 100x70 Lahijan, Iran
2009
Gaza on my mind, Galerie Terre Rouge, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
2008
Biennal Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin
2007
Reloading images, Azad Gallery Tehran,Iran
where do you go to? can I come with you?, Full Tilt Gallery, Mc Ivers, Newfoundland

Residencies, Scholarships

2017
GLOBAL grant by the Senate of Berlin to Vilnius, Lithuania
Artport Residency Tel Aviv, Israel
Gozo AiR, Valetta18, Malta
2016
ifa travel grant to Skopje, Macedonia
2015
scholarship Ilse-Augustin-Stiftung
reopening support by the Senate of Berlin for “Rosemarie”
Berlin Senate travel grant to Karachi, Pakistan
2014
working scholarship by the Senate of Berlin
performing arts grant by the Senate of Berlin for "Rosemarie"
Lichtenberg Studios Residency Berlin
2012
New York scholarship Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, RU residency
Artist in residence Full Tilt Mc Ivers Newfoundland, Canada
2011
Goethe travel grant to Tetovo, Macedonia
Berlin Senate travel grant to Chongqing, China
2010
Artist in Residence GeoAir Tbilisi, Georgia
Berlin Senate travel grant to Tehran and Lahijan, Iran
Cimetta foundation travel grant to Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina
2009
Artist in Residence CPH AIR Copenhagen, Denmark
Artist in Residence Centre Culturel Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
2007
Artist in residence Full Tilt Mc Ivers Newfoundland, Canada
Artist exchange reloading images Berlin/Tehran

Theater

2016
The Shapeless Mass, TruckTracksRuhr, Rimini Protokoll, Duisburg
I would always dream of my house – Stories of Displacement, together with Pakistani artist Shaman Rajani, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and simultaneously at Quaids-e-Mazar, Karachi, Pakistan, funded by Capital Cultural Fund and Goethe Institut Pakistan
2014/5
Rosemarie - a theater play based on testimonials, in collaboration with Ballhaus Ost
2014
Questioning with magic garden, HAU Berlin, Schlachthaus Bern, Kaserne Basel
2012
nix zu reißen und zu beißen, excerpts from the memory archive, 100° Festival Sophiensaele, Berlin
2010
Beer Backstage Musical, with Ulla Hvejsel Beaver Projects Copenhagen, Rum46 Arhus, DK
2009
Maple Street, Wunder der Prärie, Mannheim
2007
Krezy! How time goes by!, UdK Berlin, Bergheim
Extreme Crafts, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Lithuania
2006
Emergency Room, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin
2004
Secretkeepers, with Colette Urban, Rotterdam, Netherlands and Toronto, Canada

Films

2010/11
Auf der Suche, Filmbühne an der Volksbühne Berlin, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Arsenal Berlin
2010
Wo sind die Popcorn?, Art in divided cities Mostar, BiH
2008
Moments and Thoughts – Colette Urban, NF
2007
Sonja sieht rot, Volksbühne Berlin