Open Space #8 Bianca Bondi
Exhibition From 22.09.2021 to 24.01.2022
Open Space is a programme dedicated to the most contemporary artistic expressions. National and international artists are invited to create a specific project for the Fondation. Open Space takes place regularly in different settings around Frank Gehry’s building.
Bianca Bondi’s artistic practices combines methods with material experimentation. She selects these materials according to their intrinsic properties or their potential for transformation, seeking possible ways to combine them to create strange new surfaces. Inspired by the occult sciences, her work process may be compared to a ritual practice or an instinctive alchemy. By fostering potential mutations among the elements, she brings slow conceptual performances to centre stage on both macroscopic and microscopic levels. The artist draws parallels between her organic encounters and current-day situations or the history of the venue, carrying an ecological message while endeavouring to reveal the intangible.
For Open Space #8 and her first personal museum exhibition in France, Bianca Bondi will transform Galerie 8 into a landscape of sights, sounds and scents. Inspired by natural phenomena such as hot springs, salt flats, Mexican Cenotes, and evocative of divination practices and offering rituals, The Daydream, is an immersive spiritual space centered around a well, conceived as a source of vital energy to facilitate meditation.
Bianca Bondi (1986, South Africa) lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Paris Cergy. Her works have been exhibited at Fondation Carmignac (Porquerolles, 2021), Le Parvis (Tarbes, 2020), Bozar (Brussels, 2019), Het HEM (Amsterdam, 2020), MO.CO Panacée (Montpellier, 2018), and as part of the Voyage à Nantes in 2021, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2019 and the Busan Biennale in 2020.
Bianca Bondi is represented by the Mor Charpentier gallery in Paris.
Ludovic Delalande and Claire Staebler