Sonia Kwek


Sonia Kwek is a performer and artist from Singapore whose practice focuses on performance, movement and the body as material. She often adopts an inter/trans-disciplinary approach to making, informed by her background in theatre and Butoh, to centre the expression and experience of the personal, unseen, intimate, visceral and erotic. Her works explore corporeal sensualities, the potency of kinesics and latent tensions within archetypes and metaphors, dealing with questions about embodiment, gender, perception and representation. Sonia creates and collaborates in projects which traverse spaces and mediums, including stage productions, museum/gallery activations, durational site-specific responses, experimental short films, nightlife gigs, immersive installations, participatory experiments, etc.

Prior to her studies at ITI, Sonia graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Industries with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology (Australia).  Currently, she is an associate artist with dance performance company P7:1SMA, a coordinator-member of experimental arts group Emergency Stairs’ Emergency Academy and creative producer of the Singapore edition of Club Chrome, a pole dance/creative collective platforming queer/SW/BIPOC pole dancers. Sonia is an experienced drama educator and facilitator for varying arts programs/workshops. She also works regularly as a life model for various educational institutions and artist circles.

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Asian Intercultural Conference 2023

UEN Charity/CPE No: 200818680E | CPE Registration Period: 13 Jul 2020 to 12 Jul 2024

Intercultural Theatre Institute Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council for the period from 1 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2024