Born in Bonn, Germany in 1990. Italian artist living and working in London.
Shed Shreds. Lychee One Gallery, London.
Dovetail’s Nest. Zabludowicz Collection, Invites, London.
A World of One’s Own. Fieldworkds Gallery, London.
FEŸ Rencontres, Art Festival. Burgundy, France
Memories Arrested in Space, Italian Cultural Institute, London. Curated by ARTUNER
(Two-person) Giotto’s Room, with Aisha Christison. Post_Institute, London. Curated by Lucy Von Goetz
(Two-person) Garageland, with Anne Ryan. The Rectory Projects, London
Searching for Myself Through Remote Skins. Renata Fabbri, Milan. Curated by Bianca Baroni Sans Titre, Hotel Louisiane, Paris. Curated by Marie Madec
Hot Milk, Post Institute, Von Goetz, London
Et Refaire Le Monde… Galerie Bessieres, Paris, Chatou
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Roaming Projects, London. Curated by Paloma Proudfoot and Lindsey Mendick
40-40-40. Soho House London. Curated by Fenella Brownlee
The Ned. 7 female artists to represent the 7 top female CEOs in the UK. Curated by Kate Bryan.
Ripe. Kingsgate Workshop, London. Curated by Eleanor Davies.
Mise-en-scene. Chelsea Waterside Artspace, London. Curated by Yvonne Feng.
Dik Piks. Ladybeck, Leeds UK. Curated by Suzy Babington.
La Diablesse. Tramps Gallery, London. Curated by Jerusha West, Sarah Batey and Simone Kennedy-Doig.
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight)?
J Hammond Projects, London.
Curated by Will Rees and Hamish Pearch.
Penelope. Curated by Alix Janta and Lauren Jones. 46 Gallery, London.
Summer Blue. Lychee One Gallery, London. Curated by Jonathan Miles.
Royal College of Art Graduate Show. London.
At Home Salon: Double Acts. Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot. Curated by Lana Bountakidou.
Paper, Publication, Performance. Lychee One Gallery, London. Curated by Jonathan Miles.
The Behaviour of Being. Group exhibition from the Beekeeper’s Residency at Cob Gallery, curated by Mia Pfeifer.
Two Hundred Acres. Group exhibition of RCA students. Pump House Gallery,
London. Curated by Anna Clifford.
Rift Banquet. Performance at AYA Peckham, London. Curated by 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. Commissioned the performance of In the Likeness Of… Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cyprus.
Exposiçao Lar. Group Exhibition curated by Paola De Ramos. Curitiba, Brazil.
Resolutions!2015. The Place Theatre, London. Performance of In the Likeness Of…
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. E122 Banquet Performance. Cock ‘N’ Bull Gallery, London.
Arts Atrium, Twitter HQ. Group Exhibition organised by the London Sculpture Workshop.
The Scars are Not Just Skin Deep, Group Exhibition curated by Mia Pfeifer. Cob Gallery, London.
Slade School of Fine Arts Degree Show. London.
On/Off. Performance Event. Vibe Gallery, London
Slade Print Fair. Group exhibition and performance. Slade Research Centre, London.
Anthropophagi. Two-person exhibition with Paola De Ramos. 26 Greek Street,
Tate Modern. Invitation by the Board Director of the UAL Development Council.
St Martins School of Art & Design Degree Show. Collaboration with Cecilia Granara.
Elegy. Guest Project Space. Group exhibition and performance. Curated by Leo Cohen.
Camden Arts Center London. Performance Event organised by the Slade School of Fine Art.
Bodies of Silence. Platform, London. Performance. Curated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou.
The Strange Impression of Seeing Things. Group exhibition and performance. Mile End Art Pavilion, London.
Camden Arts Centre, London. Performance Art Event organised by the Slade.
Platform 1. Performance Art Event organised by the Slade. Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Platform Southwark Studio Residency, London
FIBRA Artist Residency, Colombia. Curated and co-produced with Mia Pfeifer
Participating artists include: Laurence Owen / Dan Coopey / Adeline
de Monseignat / Lindsey Mendick / Pablo de Laborde / Alix Janta / Bea Bonafini / Charlotte Colbert
Fieldworks Studio Residency. London.
Villa Lena Residency. Tuscany, Italy.
Commendation, West Dean Tapestry Commission
The Beekeepers Art Residency. Portugal. In collaboration with curator Mia Pfeifer and Cob Gallery London.
Stapely Trust Grant
O2 Think Big Grant
Salzburg Academy of Fine Art Scholarship
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,
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 London”,
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
October Gallery, Artist Facilitator and workshop leader.
2011 – 17
Private Art Tutoring. UK Tutors, Tutorfair and First Tutors agencies, all ages.
Workshop Leader. ReachOut RCA. Widening participation program. Royal
College of Art.
Commissioned to design and lead art workshops to secondary school students,
The Garden Tapestry, Pump House Gallery. Commissioned to design and lead public workshops for two months at the
gallery, which lead to a collective piece exhibited at the gallery.
2013 – 14
Teaching Assistant. Slade School of Fine Art. Assisted a Slade PhD Student in leading a widening participation art course for 17 A-level students
2014-16 MA in Painting. Distinction. Royal College of Art, London.
2010-14 BA in Fine Art. 1st Class Honours. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
2009-10 Foundation in Art & Design Diploma. Chelsea College of Art & Design.
2009-2010 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art, Austria