Sonya Lindfors (FI)

Sonya Lindfors is a Helsinki based Finnish artist who works with choreography, facilitating, community organizing and education. She is the founding member and Artistic Director of UrbanApa, an inter-disciplinary and counter hegemonic arts community that offers a platform for new discourses and feminist art practices.

 In her work, Lindfors deals with issues of power, structures, representation and othering. Her recent series of stage works; NOIR? (2013), NOBLE SAVAGE (2016) and COSMIC LATTE (2018), centralizes questions around blackness, black body politics, race and representation.

Lindfors is interested in creating and facilitating anti-racist and feminist platforms, where a festival, performance, publication or workshop can operate as the site of radical collective dreaming.

In 2013, UrbanApa community received the State Award of performing art. In 2017, Lindfors received the artist of the year – award from the Helsinki municipality as well as Theatre Info Finland’s award for ”outstanding work on creating new discourse around blackness and otherness”. During the season 2017-2018, Lindfors is the house choreographer of Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki.
Sonya Lindfors - Photo: Veikko Kähkönen
Sonya Lindfors – Photo: Veikko Kähkönen