Sonia Bernac


Born 1992


2016 – 2018: MFA Contemporary Art Practice (Public Sphere Pathway)
Royal College of Art
2012 – 2015: BFA Fine Art (First Class Honours)
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
University of Oxford
2011 – 2012: BA Fine Art
University for Creative Arts

Internships & experience

2016: Studio assistant and translator of Corin Sworn, an internationally recognised artist, representative of Scotland at the 2013 Venice Biennale
2016: Install assistant, Andy Holden’s show at the Glasgow International festival, Scotland
2014: Internship at MOCAK: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracow, Poland (press: en, pl)
2014: Internship at M – Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
2012: Sculpture assistant in Adam Dawczak-Dębicki’s workshop in Poland, holder of The Ministry of Culture scholarship


2017: On the Closing of a [Lanark] Leisure Centre, Glasgow (writer-contributor)
2016: RCA’s WIP (Work-in-Progress) Show, London
2015: Ruskin Degree Show 2015, Oxford (press: 1, 2)
2015: Local theories of aerodynamics, Oxford
2015: Day Rattle, Oxford
2015: Six figures getting sick, Oxford (exhibitor & curator)
2014: Public Exchange, Kraków, Poland
2014: Daub: look what we made, Oxford (exhibitor & curator)
2013: The Material, Freud, Oxford (press: 1, 2)
2013: Ruskin First Year Show, Oxford
2012: UCA First Year Show, Canterbury
2011: UCA Winter Show, Canterbury

Prizes & awards

2017: Winner, Red Mansion Art Prize, residency in Beijing, China
2017: Shortlisted for the Kyoto Exchange Programme
2016 – 2018: Leverhulme Art Scholarship
2015: Shortlisted for the Red Mansion Art Prize
2013: John Farthing Prize for Human Anatomy
2013 – 2015: New College (Oxford) academic scholarship