Cecilia Bonilla

(Uruguay, 1973)

Vive y trabaja entre Londres / Lives and works in London

 

Utilizando una variedad de medios, Bonilla se dedica principalmente al collage y la manipulación digital de imágenes de origen comercial y publicitario cuestionando la relación del ser con las mismas.

 

Su obra más reciente está dedicada a la exploración de imágenes femeninas en mass- media, concentrándose principalmente en la investigación de la imagen femenina  empleada como agente seductor en el mundo de las imágenes  comerciales.

 

Sus collages y videos reflejan un interés en la estética low tech; Bonilla muchas veces utiliza técnicas “caseras”   para producir su obra videográfica, utilizando simples movimientos de cameras  juegos de luces para producir “fotografías animadas”.

Mision de la Artista

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Bonilla appropriates mass-produced images from sources such as  magazines, product catalogues, advertising and the internet, to produce works ranging from small-scale collages, photographs, videos and sculptures to large installations and site-specific interventions.

 

Through the use of manual intervention and digital manipulation, her practice predominantly  explores  our relationship with the commercial mass-produced image and female representation in mass-media. In each case she critically reflects upon the purpose of an image’s existence, changing the rules, so that expectations of how they are primarily designed to function become altered thus questioned.   

 

Her collages and videos reflect an interest in the  'homemade’ and ‘low-tech' aesthetics. Using simple filming techniques, she often physically animates still images by using manual camera movements, light manipulation and the addition of new concrete elements, such as human hair, studs and paint

Artist Statement.

 

 

 

PAGINA WEB / WEB PAGE:      CECILIA BONILLA

 

GALERIAS / GALLERIES:                  

EDUCACIÓN / EDUCATION

 

2006-07 MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2003-04 Post graduate Diploma in Fine ArtChelsea College of Art and Design, London

1996-99 AA Fine Art New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida

1993-96 BA Graphic Design O.R.T. University, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES / SOLO SHOWS

 

2014               

  • (forthcoming) Solo exhibition, Galeria del Paseo, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2013              

  • Veladas, MNAV. National Museum of Visual Arts,  Montevideo Uruguay

  • Inerte Subte Municipal, Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Se Alquila  EAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

2011               

  • Intemperie Museo Figari, Montevideo, Uruguay

2006               

  • Tahiti  Reception Space gallery, London

 

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVASGROUP SHOWS

 

2014               

  • The way you see it, Galeria Galeria Szara Kamienica, Kraków, Poland

2013               

  • A tourist in other people’s reality, Vestry House Museum, London, UK

  • Speak Clown!, Fold Gallery, London, UK

  • We sell Pornography here, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London                     

2012               

  • Fabricate Parlour Gallery, London

2011               

  • She’s in the picture, Centrum for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden -

  • Videorover II, Nurtureart, NY USA 

  • Screening of selected works and accompanying talk,

  • Spanish Cultural institute, New media Gallery Montevideo Uruguay (CCE)

  • Good Looks, 24 Chalton St- London (pop-up show supported by Camden council)

2010               

  • The MAB Film Exercise, screening of Horse Riding , Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

2009               

  • Now You See It CGP Gallery, Southwark Park, London

  • Publish & be Damned, Self Publishing Fair Oxford House, London E2 68G

  • Subtext(s) Basement Gallery, Pages of Hackney,           

2008               

  • Take me Show me, I’m absolutely yours Gallery 52a, London

  • IF YOU CAN'T CLOSE THIS DOOR, DON'T OPEN IT The Wharf Road Project, London    

  • DIVA Art Fair, (White Box gallery), New York           

  • A Snake on a Tree, screening of Canal, Berlin, Germany

  • A Snake on a Tree, screening of Canal , Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY                      

  • After Dark Eleven Fine Art, London

  • Besame Mucho mas, Co-curator and participant, Chat’s Palace, London, 14th February

2007               

  • Foldback II  Space Gallery, London

  • Mr Shordy Shoreditch Festival, London

  • Is great pretending you are dead  NOG gallery, London             

  • PILOT 3 Venice Biennale, Italy

2006               

  • Speakers Corne Meals & SUV's gallery, London

  • Real Proper Show Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, January 2006

  • Unexpected (interventions) (coordinator and participant)

  • Commissioned and funded by Shoreditch Trust for Shoreditch Festival

2005               

  • Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think Museum of Childhood, London

2004               

  • SV Open Studio Voltaire, London

  • Unexpected  (curator  and participant) Live performance event on the Regents Canal, London, part of Shoreditch Festival, Funded by Shoreditch trust

  • XS FA Projects, London

  • Besame Mucho (co-curator and participant) A live art and installation event, Hoxton Hall Theatre, London

  • Gatsby  The New Lansdowne Club, London

2001               

  • Ataque de Nervios (co-curator and participant), Hoxton Hall Theatre, London

1998               

  • Rising Stars South Florida Arts Centre, Miami, Florida

1997               

  • Group Show Wallflower Gallery, Miami, Florida

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PREMIOS Y COMISIONES / AWARDS AND COMISSIONS

 

2011            

  • Haringey Council’s Olympic Art Collection Commission 2011

2007            

  • Nominated for Pilot 3 by Alex Sainsbury

2006            

  • Short listed for Red Mansion Residency in Beijing, China

1998            

Full Scholarship Award New World School of the Arts Miami, USA

 

PUBLICACIONES Y CATALOGOS / PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

 

2013            

  • A tourist in other people’s reality, exhibition Catalogue, Vestry House Museum, published by Mnemoscapes, UK

  • Veladas, exhibition Catalogue, MNAV (National Museum of Visual Arts), Montevideo, Uruguay

2011            

  • One minute video awards 2012,- DVD Catalogue, Theoneminutesfoundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Exhibitions Season Catalogue, NURTUREart, online issuue edition, NY, USA

  • New Media/ Edition 2011, CCE (Spanish Cultural Centre,Montevideo, New Media Gallery), Montevideo ,Uruguay

2009            

  • Succulent L’egume – The Insurgent Issue, Magazine published by Zoe Darling, London, Uk

2007            

  • Pilot:3 Catalogue, published by PILOT, Venice, Italy  2007

  • MFA Exhibition 2007  Exhibition Catalogue – Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Uk

2005            

  • Post Grad. Diploma 2005 CD rom Exhibition Catalogue, Chelsea College of Art and Design,

1996            

  • Rising Stars – Exhibition Catalogue published by NWSA, Miami Florida