BEA BONAFINI
Nata a Bonn, Germania nel 1990 è un’artista italiana che vive e lavora a Londra.

PRINCIPALI MOSTRE PERSONALI

2019
Talk to the Hand, Bosse & Baum, Londra
Arte fiera Bologna, Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea
2018
Ogni Pensiero vola, Renata Fabbri Arte Contemporanea, Milano
Shed Shreds. Lychee One Gallery, Londra
2017
Dovetail’s Nest. Zabludowicz Collection, Invites, Londra
A World of One’s Own. Fieldworkds Gallery, Londra

PRINCIPALI MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2019
A Seed’s a Star, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, a cura di Constance Tenvik
The Italian Open, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlino
Generation Y, Platform Foundation X, Londra. a cura di Kate Bryan and Sara Terzi
Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, Londra
Role Play, The Orange Garden, Roma
Subversive Stitch, TJ Boulting, Londra, a cura di Hannah Watson
Londra Art Fair, Union Gallery, Londra
FiBRA Residency Group Show, Post_Institute Von Goetz, Londra, a cura di Mia Pfeifer
2018
Premio Lissone, Lissone
Bone Memory, Lychee One, Londra
FEŸ Rencontres, Art Festival. Burgundy
Memories Arrested in Space, istituto Italiano di Cultura, Londra, a cura di ARTUNER
(Bipersonale) Giotto’s Room, con Aisha Christison. Post_Institute, Londra, a cura di Lucy Von Goetz
(Two-person) Garageland, with Anne Ryan. The Rectory Projects, Londra
Searching for Myself Through Remote Skins. Renata Fabbri, Milano, a cura di Bianca Ba-roni
Sans Titre, Hotel Louisiane, Parigi. A cura di Marie Madec
Hot Milk, Post Institute, Von Goetz, Londra
Et Refaire Le Monde… Galerie Bessieres, Parigi, Chatou
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Roaming Projects, Londra, a cura di Paloma Proudfoot e Lindsey Mendick
40-40-40. Soho House Londra, a cura di Fenella Brownlee
2017
The Ned. 7 female artists to represent the 7 top female CEOs in the UK, a cura di Kate Bryan
Ripe. Kingsgate Workshop, Londra, a cura di Eleanor Davies
Mise-en-scene. Chelsea Watrside Artspace, Londra, a cura di Yvonne Feng
Dik Piks. Ladybeck, Leeds UK, a cura di Suzy Babington
La Diablesse. Tramps Gallery, Londra, a cura di Jerusha West, Sarah Batey e Simone Kennedy-Doig
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight)?, J Hammond Projects, Londra, a cura di Will Rees and Hamish Pearch
Penelope, a cura di Alix Janta e Lauren Jones. 46 Gallery, Londra
2016
Summer Blue. Lychee One Gallery, Londra, a cura di Jonathan Miles
Royal College of Art Graduate Show, Londra
At Home Salon: Double Acts. Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, a cura di Lana Bounta-kidou
Paper, Publication, Performance. Lychee One Gallery, Londra, a cura di Jonathan Miles
2015
The Behaviour of Being. Group exhibition from the Beekeeper’s Residenza alla Cob Gal-lery, a cura di Mia Pfeifer
Two Hundred Acres. Mostra collettiva of RCA students. Pump House Gallery,
Londra, a cura di Anna Clifford
Rift Banquet. Performance alla AYA Peckham, Londra, a cura di Leo Cohen
ScreenSaver. Group Video Exhibition and co-curation. Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art.
RCA Secret. Group Exhibition. Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art
15th Cypriot Contemporary Dance Festival. Commissione di performance per the Likeness Of… Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cipro
Exposiçao Lar, mostra collettiva a cura di Paola De Ramos. Curitiba, Brasile.
Resolutions!2015, The Place Theatre, Londra. Performance per the Likeness Of…
2014
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. E122 Banquet Performance. Cock ‘N’ Bull Gallery, Londra
Arts Atrium, Twitter HQ. Mostra collettiva organizzata dal Londra, workshop di scultura
The Scars are Not Just Skin Deep, Mostra collettiva a cura di Mia Pfeifer. Cob Gallery, Londra
Slade School of Fine Arts Degree Show, Londra
2013
On/Off. Performance Event. Vibe Gallery, Londra
Slade Print Fair. Mostra collettiva performance. Slade Research Centre, Londra
Anthropophagi. Two-person exhibition with Paola De Ramos. 26 Greek Street,
Londra
Tate Modern. Invitation by the Board Director of the UAL Development Council
St Martins School of Art & Design Degree Show. Collaborazione con Cecilia Granara
Elegy. Guest Project Space. Mostra collettiva and performance, a cura di Leo Cohen
Camden Arts Center Londra. Performance organizzata dalla Slade School of Fine Art
Bodies of Silence. Platform, Londra.. Performance a cura di Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou.
The Strange Impression of Seeing Things. Mostra collettiva e performance, Mile End Art Pavilion, Londra
2012
Camden Arts Centre, Londra. Performance Art Event organizzata dalla Slade School of Fine Art
Platform 1. Performance Art Event organizzata dalla the Slade School of Fine Art, Bloomsbury Theatre, Londra

PREMI & RESIDENZE

2018
Platform Southwark Studio Residency, Londra
FIBRA Artist Residency, Colombia, curato e co-prodotto con Mia Pfeifer
Tra gli artisti partecipanti si includono: Laurence Owen / Dan Coopey / Adeline
de Monseignat / Lindsey Mendick / Pablo de Laborde / Alix Janta / Bea Bonafini / Charlot-te Colbert
2017
Fieldworks Studio Residency. Londra
2016
Villa Lena Residency. Toscana, Italia
Commendation, West Dean Tapestry Commission
2014-16
Borsa di studio Leverhulme
2015
The Beekeepers Art Residency. Portogallo. In collaborazione con la curatrice Mia Pfeifer e Cob Gallery Londra
Stapely Trust Grant
O2 Think Big Grant
2014
Premio Slade
2010
Borsa di studio Salzburg Academy of Fine Art

BIBLIOGRAFIA

Leah Stewart, “A Mutation of Fortune”, 2018, http://lycheeone.com/wp/a-mutation-of-fortune-leah/
John Bingham, “Bea Bonafini: Functionality and The Aesthetic“, 2018,
http://www.john-bingham.com/interviews/2018/1/9/bea-bonafini
Rosie Footitt, “10 Questions Bea Bonafini”, Banshee, issue 2, 2017, pp.138-139
Grace Banks, “Holy Order: Bea Bonafini creates a non-religious chapel in Londra”,
Wallpaper, 2017, https://www.wallpaper.com/art/bea-bonafini-dovetails-nest-the-zabludowicz-collection
Paul Luckcraft, “Dovetail’s Nest: interview with Bea Bonafini”, Zabludowicz Collection, 2017, https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/uploads/files/ZC_Invites-Leaftlet_BEA_Digital.pdf
Marcelle Joseph, “Marcelle Joseph interviews Bea Bonafini”, FAD Magazine, 2017, http://fadmagazine.com/2017/06/15/marcelle-joseph-interviews-artist-bea-bonafini/
Vanessa Murrell, “Interview with Bea Bonafini”, Dateagle Art, 2017, https://www.dateagleart.com/beabonafini
Bea Bonafini, commissioned 21 illustrations for “Nils Holgersson’s Wonderful Journey Through Sweden Vol I & II” by Selma Lagerlof, Norvik Press, 2013

INSEGNAMENTO

2018
October Gallery, Artist Facilitator and workshop leader. 2011 – 17
Private Art Tutoring. UK Tutors, Tutorfair and First Tutors agencies, all ages
2015
Workshop Leader. ReachOut RCA. Widening participation program, Royal
College of Art
Commissionato dal design e lead art workshops per studenti della scuola secondaria,
The Garden Tapestry, Pump House Gallery. Commissionato dal design and lead public workshops per due mesi in Galleria, con la finalità di pezzo collettivo esposto alla galle-ria
2013 – 14
Assistente all’insegnamento. Slade School of Fine Art. Assistente di Slade PhD Student in leading a widening participation art course for 17 A-level students

FORMAZIONE

2014-16 MA in Painting. Distinction. Royal College of Art, Londra.
2010-14 BA in Fine Art. 1st Class Honours. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Londra.
2009-10 Foundation in Art & Design Diploma. Chelsea College of Art & Design.
2009-2010 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art, Austria