August 3 – September 29, 2016
Ángela Bonadies (Caracas, 1970) is an artist whose work focuses on memory, the archive, urban space and thinking about the photographic image from the perspective of photography. Her recent exhibitions include: West Side at Abra Caracas, Venezuela; Translocations at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain; Bonadies + Caula: cartografías de un territorio compartido at Centro de Historias de Zaragoza, Spain; The beast is the sovereign at MACBA, Barcelona, Spain and WKV, Stuttgart, Germany; The White Elephant at After-the-butcher gallery in Berlin, Germany; and Global Activism at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In the summer of 2012, she taught the workshop—alongside Antoni Muntadas and Juan José Olavarría—De la autoconstrucción a las comunidades cerradas at the Escuela de Verano of the Architecture and Urbanism Department at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 2014, she participated in the Trienal de Investigación FAU/UCV Nuevo(s) Mundo(s): La reinvención de la ciudad latinoamericana with Proyecto Inverso. In July 2015 she taught the workshop Emergency Structures within the framework of “Translocations, temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts” at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain, and she has been invited to continue this experience in June 2016.
Bonadies has received the Premio Latinoamericano de Fotografía Josune Dorronsoro 2004, the Ayuda a la Creación 2008 provided by Matadero in Madrid and the Ayuda a la producción 2006 by Arteleku, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The project La Torre de David has received recognition from “Best Architecture and Landcape Projects 2011”, provided by the magazine Polis and by DomusWeb Best of Architecture 2011.