Lives and works in Madrid and Caracas.
Ángela Bonadies is an artist whose photographic work focuses on memory, archive, visibility and invisibility of cultural structures and urban space. Among her exhibitions are: Santa Fe SITELines 2018 Biennial: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, Casa Tomada, USA; The Matter of Photography in the Americas, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, USA; A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA; West Side, Abra Caracas gallery; Die Bestie
und ist der Souverän / La bestia es el soberano, WKV, Stuttgart, Germany and MACBA, Barcelona, Spain; The torment and the ecstasy, Es Baluard Museu d'art modern i contemporani de Palma, Spain; Magical (un) Real: Entranced Land, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA, and Global Activism, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
In the summer of 2012, Bonadies directed the workshop De la autoconstrucción a las comunidades cerradas [From self-construction to closed communities] in the Summer School of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the UCV, together with Antoni Muntadas and Juan José Olavarría. In the Research Triennial of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Central University of Venezuela 2014, she taught the Inverse Projectworkshop. In July 2015, Bonadies gave a workshop on Exceptional Structures in Barcelona, Spain, coordinated by the Idensitat platform, and in July 2016 the project culminated with a residence in Homesession and the exhibition of workshop participants. In July 2017, she gave the Intermediary Zone workshop organized by Idensitat, in Fabra i Coats, Barcelona.
Bonadies collaborates with the magazines Campo de relámpagos andTráfico Visual.
She has received the following recognitions: the 2018 Scholarship MAEC-AECID for the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, Italy; 2017 Artist Residency Program, Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia / Vila Sul, Brazil; 2017Experimental-South Latin American Scholarship, Bogotá, Colombia; 2016 Residency Award at the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA, granted by LACMA.
Photo by Nathalia Manzo.