Bianca Bondi was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She lives and works in Paris
Rejecting any hierarchy between the human and the non-human, the visible and the non-visible, the artist explores in a continuous flow of metamorphoses the macro and microscopic relationships we have with our environment. The artist calls our attention to the fragility of the ecosystem of which we are a part, highlighting the importance of an ecological and holistic mindframe for the continuation of human life.
Bianca Bondi uses both chemistry and the occult sciences to question our representations and reconsider our notions of rituals and beliefs, of cycles with an emphasis on rebirth and regeneration . The artist experiments with specifically chosen natural elements to examine what intrinsic properties, or “energy”, by diverse cultures they are said to possess, and how this energy can be channeled and eventually activated. The artist’s approach unfolds in monumental and immersive site specific installations as well as in two-dimensional works and sculptural installations.
Bianca Bondi graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts of Paris-Cergy in 2012 and from WITS University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2006.
Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Crac Occitanie, Sète (2022); CAP Saint-Fons (2022); Fondation Louis Vuitton – Open Space, Paris (2021); Le Voyage à Nantes, Nantes (2021); Le Parvis, Tarbes (2020); Les Limbes, Saint-Etienne (2018); Hazard, Johannesburg (2018; La Cité des Sciences, Paris (2017); and at La Villa Belleville, Paris (2017).
She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in international institutions and manifestations such as the 2nd Thailand Biennale, Korat (2021); Radius Center for Art & Ecology, Delft (2022); the 6th edition of Lille 3000 (2022); Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles (2021); Casino Luxembourg (2020); Pera Museum, Istanbul (2020); the Busan Biennale (2020); Het HEM, Zaandam, The Netherlands (2020); the 15th Lyon Biennial (2019); BOZAR, Brussels (2019); IK Lab, Tulum (2019); CAC La Traverse, Alfortville (2018), CAC Meymac, France (2018); La Panacée, Montpellier (2018); New Jörg, Vienna (2016); Cité des Arts, Paris (2016); Villa Emerige, Paris (2015); Centre for Contemporary Art Ujadowski Castle, Warsaw (2014), among others.
In 2021, Bianca Bondi received the Talents Contemporains Award, from the Fondation François Schneider. She is currently in residency at POUSH Manifesto, Aubervilliers.