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Sonya Lindfors


Sonya Lindfors (b. 1985) is a Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer and artistic director based in Helsinki. She also works with facilitating, community organising and education. Lindfors makes her own and collaborative works such as performances, curated programs and performative actions.

In all her work, Lindfors pursues to shake and challenge existing power structures, penetrate the society, and empower the community. For Helsinki Biennial 2023 Sonya Lindfors creates a new collaborative piece, that will take place in public space.

Sonya Lindfors photographed by Tuukka Ervasti.

Lindfors 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. Lindfors’s performance works have been shown and supported by Beursschouwburg, Kampnagel, Spring Utrecht, CODA – festival, Black Box Theater Oslo, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance among others.

She is a member of Miracle Workers Collective that represented Finland at the 58th Venice Biennale. Lindfors has been awarded with several prizes, the latest being the state prize for public information in 2022 and the international Live art Anti Prize 2018. During season 2017–2018 Lindfors was the house choreographer for Zodiak – center for new dance in Helsinki.