09.10.2020 - 30.11.2020

Bea Bonafini
Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle

  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle
  • OPERATIVA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA :: Exhibition :: Bea Bonafini | Twin Waves - Onde Gemelle

Operativa è orgogliosa di presentare la prima mostra personale di Bea Bonafini a Roma, Twin Waves ≈ Onde Gemelle, una nuova serie di lavori che intrecciano tecniche e materiali come il sughero, l’arazzo, il disegno, la ceramica e il suono. La mostra introduce ad un cosmo frammentato di fluide metamorfosi dove i confini tra umano e il non umano si assottigliano, moltiplicano e collidono.

Bea Bonafini è un artista italiana che vive tra Roma e Londra, la cui ricerca si concentra sulla sperimentazione attraverso materiali e tecniche differenti. Il suo lavoro spazia dalla scultura all’installazione, combinando iconografia storica e tradizioni pittoriche moderne in una sensuale ed intima immediatezza. I lavori in mostra sono stati realizzati a Roma in occasione della residenza Abbey Scholar presso la British School at Rome (BSR). Bea Bonafini è nata nel 1990 a Bonn, in Germania. Bonafini ha ottenuto un diploma al Royal College of Art e alla Slade School of Fine Art di Londra e realizzato numerose mostre. È stata recentemente artista in residenza alla British School a Roma (BSR), Roma (2019) e presso la Platform Southwark Studio Residency, Londra (2019), Fibra Residency, Colombia (2019), Fieldworks Studio Residency, Londra (2017) and The Beekepers Residency, Portogallo (2015). Tra le ultime mostre: Chloe Salgado, Parigi (2019), Bosse & Baum, Londra (2019), Lychee One Gallery, Londra (2018), Zabludowicz Collection, Londra (2017).

Operativa is thrilled to present the first solo show in Rome by Bea Bonafini, Twin Waves ≈ Onde Gemelle, a new body of work interweaving engraved cork, tapestry, drawing, ceramic and sound. The show introduces a fragmented cosmos of fluid metamorphoses, where human and non-human boundaries melt, multiply and collide.

Bonafini is an Italian artist living between Rome and London. Her practice is informed by a continuous experimentation with materials and craftsmanship, often taking form through mixed media and references. Her work spans from sculpture to installations, combining historic iconography with modern pictorial traditions in a sensuous yet intimate immediacy. The works on display were conceived in Rome on the occasion of the fellowship residency Abbey Scholar at the British School (BSR). Bea Bonafini was born in 1990 in Bonn, Germany. Bonafini graduated at the Royal College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London and exhibited in several exhibitions. She has recently been artist in residence at the British School at Rome (BSR), Rome (2019) and in Platform Southwark Studio Residency, London (2019), Fibra Residency, Colombia (2019), Fieldworks Studio Residency, London (2017) and The Beekepers Residency, Portugal (2015). Among the latest solo shows: Chloe Salgado, Paris (2019), Bosse & Baum, London (2019), Lychee One Gallery, London (2018), Zabludowicz Collection, London (2017).