The British School at Rome, Abbey Scholarship, Photos by Antonio Palmieri
Bea Bonafini (b. 1990) is an artist based between London, Rome and Paris. She received a Foundation in Art & Design 2010 at Chelsea College of Art & Design. In 2014 she completed her BA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art and in 2016 she received her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London.
Bea’s installations are openings to encounters between the earthly and the otherworldly, balancing between figurative and abstraction. She works with a range of techniques bridging painting, sculpture, textile and ceramics. In doing this she explores the relationship between the textures, ideas and forms.
Recent solo exhibitions include; Twin Waves, Operativa, Rome (2020); Chimere, Galerie Chloe Salgado, Paris (2019); Talk to the Hand, Bosse & Baum, London (2019); Bologna Art Fair. Solo booth, Renata Fabbri Gallery, Bologna (2019); Ogni Pensiero Vola, Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan (2019). Upcoming exhibitions include Setareh Gallery, Berlin (2022); Renata Fabbri, Milan (2021); Eduardo Secci, Florence; and Art-o-Rama, Bosse & Baum, Marseille.
Recent awards and residencies include; Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy (2021); Abbey Scholarship, British School at Rome (BSR), Italy (2019); Premio Cairo finalist. Milan, Italy (2019); La Berlugane-Maleki Artist Residency and Commission, Beaulieu-sur-Mer,