Bea Bonafini is an Italian, London-based artist.
Moving between mediums and references, her practice reinvents visual complexities extracted from both historic and personal memory as a means of cultural and self discovery.
From her textiles and drawings to her installations, Bonafini’s work carries sensuous immediacy and the traces of a dialogue between romanticised iconography of past and modern pictorial traditions.
Bea Bonafini studied at the Royal College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art.
She has exhibited at Lychee One Galleru (solo), Zabludowicz Collection (solo), Fieldworks Gallery (solo), Roaming Projects, Gallery 46, Tramps Gallery, the Royal College of Art, the Place Theatre, Cob Gallery, Guest Project Space, the Slade School of Fine Art, and Central Saint Martins. Residencies include Platform Southwark Studio Residency, London (2018), Fibra Residency, Colombia (2018), Fieldworks Studio Residency, London (2017), Villa Lena, Tuscany (2016) and The Beekeepers Residency, Portugal (2015).