Milena Bonilla was born in 1975 in Bogota, Colombia, and she currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
She graduated in visual arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia, in 2000, and followed a post-academic course at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2009-2010.
Milena Bonilla’s current practice involves explorations on knowledge interpreted as a work force, and Nature as an entity colonized by language, consumed in a massive scale through images. The artist uses a variety of media in her production including installations, video, drawing, text, public interventions and photography.
Her work was displayed in international venues such as Malware Made Riddles, Jeannine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (2016)Low Intensity Operations, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles(2015); Third/Tercero, mor charpentier, Paris(2015); Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2014), CIFO, Miami, USA (2013), Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City, Mexico (2013), Frieze London, mor.charpentier, London, UK (2012), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain (2012), 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2011), SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway (2011), Rijksakademie Open, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2009-2010), Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2010), 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2009), and 3th Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest, Romania (2008) among others.
Milena Bonilla will be an artist-in-residence at Centre International d’Accueil et d’Échange des Récollets, Paris from July to September 2015.