Described as an “alchemist of an artist”, Bianca Bondi experiments with natural elements and their energy. Through researching new age healing practices, animism and spiritualism, and object oriented ontology theory, Bondi investigates how ecolocy and the occult can interact with contemporary life. Her work is first and foremost process-based, multidisciplinary, and site-specific.
Born in South Africa in 1986, Bianca Bondi now lives and works in Paris, France. Bondi earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from WITS University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2006. In 2010 she received her DNAP from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Paris – Cergy and her DNSEP in 2012.
Bondi’s work has been the focus of solo shows throughout Paris, and has been part of group exhibitions in cities around the world such as Gent, Oronsko, Brussels, Bergen, London, Vienna, Istanbul, Johannesburg, and Warsaw. She has enjoyed numerous residencies in venues such as the Manifesto, L’Orfèvrerie, Saint Denis; Nirox, Cradle of Mankind, South Africa; Aldea Residency, Bergen; Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko; Les Ateliers des Arques, Presbytère les Arques; Villa Belleville, Paris; Chateau de la Roche Guyon, Roche Guyon; and Bandjoun Station, Cameroon. Her research has been widely published.