Bea Bonafini

Biography

Bea Bonafini is an Italian, London-based visual artist. She graduated from the Royal College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. Bonafini’s practice includes painterly objects, installations, textiles and performances that are interconnected, through which she explores the dynamics of social gatherings and traditions, human relationships, and our connection to consumption. Her process-based approach relies on experimentation and risk in the handling of sensuous materials. Immersive spaces are often dressed with the aesthetics of the decorative and the domestic, inviting the viewer to activate works that are functional or purely aesthetic. Bea Bonafini has exhibited and presented performances at Lychee One Gallery, the Royal College of Art, Place Theatre, Cob Gallery, Arts Atrium @ Twitter HQ London, Tate Modern, Camden Arts Centre, Guest Project Space, the Slade School of Fine Art, and Central Saint Martins. Residencies include Villa Lena (2016) and The Beekeeper’s Residency (2015).