Bianca Bondi

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. Having also completed two years at WITS School of the Arts in Johannesburg.

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 participated in numerous group exhibitions in international institutions and manifestations such as the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2022/23), The 2nd Thailand Biennale (2021), Fondation Carmignac, France (2021), Casino Luxembourg (2020), Pera Museum, Istanbul (2020), Busan Biennale (2020), Het HEM, Zaandam, Netherlands (2020), the 15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2019), Bozar, Brussels (2019), SFER IK, 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.