Sonya Schönberger

Sonya Schönberger

Sonya Schönberger combines her studies of Social Anthropology and Experimental Media Design in her artistic practice. She built up a long-term archive for which she conducted private conversations in various countries with witnesses of the Second World War. With the help of this she examines the effects of a nation’s traumas on future generations. She also works with existing archives like the estate of German journalist André Müller or the finds from an archeological dig on Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin, uncovering the remnants of a former prisoner of war camp. Most recently she started shifting her focus by looking at plants that have been violated under colonial expansion and the impacts of this up until today. She consciously and depending on the project uses different media such as photography, theater, film, installation or audio formats.

Sonya Schoenberger

Kenyan Roses for the Kingdom

During a residency in London in 2019, I developed a research and artistic project around the cut rose industry in Kenya. This was linked to on the one hand to…