From 05 October to 07 January 2024
Bianca Bondi, "Vanilla Oxide", 2022
Bianca Bondi is the last guest artist featured in Reivindicar la resiliencia / Reclaiming Resilience, the annual exhibition programme in Room A, curated in 2023 by Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė & Ugnius Gelguda), which explores different aspects of resilience: bodies, communities and cultures, and matter.
Bianca Bondi's multidisciplinary work activates or elevates mundane objects through the use of chemical reactions, mainly involving sea water. The materials she works with are chosen for their mutation potential or their intrinsic or symbolic properties, always with the aim of encouraging experiences that go beyond the visual and advocating the life of the matter in question. Interconnectivity, transience, and life cycles and death are strong undertones of her work.
Passionate about ecology and occultism, Bianca Bondi combines the two, creating multidisciplinary of a transformative nature in which the aura of the objects is key. Often site-specific, the poetic results are closely connected to the places in which they are to exist.
Bianca Bondi graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy in 2012, after studying at the WITS School of Arts in Johannesburg. She has held solo shows of her work at Fondation Louis Vuitton, France (2021), Le Voyage à Nantes, France (2021), Le Parvis, Tarbes (2020), Les Limbes, Saint-Étienne (2018), Hazard, Johannesburg (2018), Cité des Sciences, Paris (2017), and Villa Belleville, Paris (2017).
Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at institutions and venues around the globe, such as Palazzo Bollani, Venice (2022), the second Thailand Biennale (2021), Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles (2021), Casino Luxembourg (2020), Pera Museum, Istanbul (2020), the Busan Biennale (2020), Het HEM, Zaandam (Netherlands) (2020), the 15th Lyon Biennale (2019), Bozar Brussels (2019), Sfer Ik, Tulum (Mexico) (2019), La Panacée, Montpellier (2018), Plato, Ostrava (Czech Republic) (2017), TagTeam Studio, Bergen (Norway) (2017), New Jörg, Vienna (2016), Cité des Arts, Paris (2016), Kunstencentrum Belgie, Hasselt (2014), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2014), and many more.