Bianca Bondi

Bianca Bondi was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa
She lives and works in Paris

At the heart of Bianca Bondi’s work lies an awareness of the impact of the globalised capitalist economy on the environment, of its consequences on all living and non-living realms, on humans and non-humans alike but without any moralising framing. As Yoann Gourmel has explained, her process results in hybrid works born from the merging of organic and synthetic materials, chosen not only for their physical properties, but also for the symbolic aura and energy that various cultures associate them with. Shaped by more or less controlled chemical reactions, the forms generated therefore include their own transformation processes and express a sense of impermanence and instability.

Bianca Bondi graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts of Paris-Cergy in 2012 after completing two years at WITS School of Art, University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2006.

Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Le Parvis, Tarbes, France (2020), Les Limbes, Saint-Etienne, France (2018), Hazard, Johannesburg, South Africa (2018), La Cité des Sciences, Paris (2017) and at La Villa Belleville, Paris (2017). She has also participated to numerous group exhibitions in international institutions and manifestations such as the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2022), Casino Luxembourg (2020), Pera Museum, Istanbul (2020), Busan Biennale (2020), Het HEM, Zaandam, Netherlands (2020), the 15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2019), Bozar, Brussels (2019), IK Lab, Tulum, Mexico (2019), CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, France (2018), CAC Meymac, France (2018), La Panacée, Montpellier (2018), New Jörg, Vienna (2016), The Plug, London (2016), Cité des Arts, Paris (2016), Villa Emerige, Paris (2015), Kunstencentrum Belgie, Hasselt (2014), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujadowski Castle, Warsaw (2014) and Treize, Paris (2013), among others.

In 2020, Bianca Bondi was nominated for the AWARE Prize, France. Bianca was a finalist for the Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo in 2019, and for the Prix Meurice in 2018. She is currently in residency at Poush Manifesto, France.