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BEA BONAFINI
Cosmic Fruit, 2022
Gouache and watercolour on engraved cork
80 x 80 cm
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BEA BONAFINI
Whispsilk, 2022
Gouache and watercolour on engraved cork, 86 x 80 x 3 cm
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BEA BONAFINI
b. 1990 in Bonn, DE

Bea Bonafini (1990, Bonn, Germany) lives and works between London and Rome. In 2014 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art and in 2016 a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. Solo exhibitions include: Sfiorare Fantasmi, Eduardo Secci, Florence (2021); Twin Waves, Operativa, Rome (2020); Chimère, Chloe Salgado, Paris (2019); Talk to the Hand, Bosse & Baum, London (2019); Ogni Pensiero vola, Renata Fabbri Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Shed Shreds. Lychee One Gallery, London (2018); Dovetail’s Nest. Zabludowicz Collection, Invites, London (2017); A World of One’s Own. Fieldworkds Gallery, London (2017). The artist has participated in numerous residencies:
Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2021); Rosa Lee Travel Grant, British School at Rome (2020); Abbey Scholarship, British School at Rome (2019-2020); La Berlugane-Maleki Residency and Commission Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France (2019); Platform Southwark Studio Residency, London (2018), Fibra Residency, Colombia (2018), Fieldworks Studio Residency, London (2017), Villa Lena, Italy (2016) and The Beekeepers Residency, Portugal (2015).
BEA BONAFINI, Alluvial, 2022
Handtufted, bamboo Silkscreen, 195 x 153 cm
BEA BONAFINI
Alluvial, 2022
Handtufted, bamboo Silkscreen, 195 x 153 cm
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BEA BONAFINI, Purer and Purer, 2022, Gouache and watercolour on engraved cork, 140 x 125 cm
BEA BONAFINI
Purer and Purer, 2022
Gouache and watercolour on engraved cork, 140 x 125 cm
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Past exhibitions
Bea Bonafini
A Monstrous Fruit
SETAREH Berlin
elective affinities
SETAREH is pleased to present the group exhibition elective affinities with works by Kate Andrews, Wolfgang Betke, Bea Bonafini, Gregor Gleiwitz, Philipp Goldbach, Bettina Marx, Christian Megert, Sebastian Riemer, Laura Sachs, Elsa Sahal and Miron Schmückle.
SETAREH Düsseldorf
24.02.22 KUBAPARIS
A MONSTROUS FRUIT - BEA BONAFINI

Take a sheet of cork and make two parallel incisions infinitesimally close to one another. Slice, slice. Now tease out the sliver in-between, leaving a line that is a vein by its very nature, feeding life to fragments, as well as a boundary between parts. Keep cutting until you have so many lines that shapes form within shapes. Your eye will see different potentialities in the complex patterns, maze-like, forms revealing themselves and getting lost again, in and out of focus.

10.03.22 SLEEK MAGAZINE
INTERVIEW WITH BEA BONAFINI

Opening her first solo exhibition ‘A Monstrous Fruit’ at SETAREH Gallery in Berlin, the London-based, Italian artist spoke to SLEEK about the meaning behind the exhibition title, the idea of “grotesque” and why we should all learn Kung Fu.

15.03.22 GALLERYTALK.NET
FETTER DUKTUS UND ZARTE LANDSCHAFTEN ZEITGENÖSSISCHE MALEREI IN BERLIN

Bea Bonafinis Auseinandersetzung mit griechischer Mythologie und Dichtung mündet in ihrer jüngsten Ausstellung bei Setareh Berlin in Werken, die den Rahmen klassischer Malerei in vielerlei Hinsicht sprengen. Die italienische Künstlerin arbeitet wechselnd und kombinierend mit Malerei, Zeichnung, Skulptur, Keramik, Textil und Installation. Die Schau „A Monstrous Fruit“ spiegelt ihren offenen Umgang mit Material und Form allein in den weitestgehend aufgebrochenen Formen der klassischen, rechteckigen Leinwand wider.

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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm