Bea Bonafini

MA work


  • MA Degree


    School of Fine Art


    MA Painting, 2016

  • Spaces are dressed with the aesthetics of the decorative, the stylised and the domestic, inviting viewers to stroke a knitted coffee table, inspect an archive of studio fragments or look through a skeletal table at a string of painted hides, while listening to the ancient chants and emotional toasts of dinner parties. 

    In my practice I create painterly objects, installations, textiles and performances that are interconnected, exploring the dynamics of social gatherings and traditions, human relationships, and our connection to consumption. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, 2014; Foundation Art & Design Diploma, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2010
  • Experience

  • Script supervisor for "Khibula", an independent art feature film by Georgian director George Ovashvili, Georgia, 2016; Workshop Leader, ReachOut RCA, London, 2015; Workshop Leader, Pump House Gallery, London, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • At Home Salon: Double Act, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, 2016; The Beekeper’s Residency, Cob Gallery, London, 2015; Two Hundred Acres, Pump House Gallery, London, 2015; 15th Cypriot Contemporary Dance Festival, Rialto Theatre, Limassol, 2015; Resolutions!2015, The Place Theatre, London, 2015; Arts Atrium, Twitter HQ, London, 2014–16; The Scars are Not Just Skin Deep, Cob Gallery, London, 2014; Slade School of Fine Art Degree Show, London, 2014; Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Slade Prize, 2014; Salzburg Academy of Fine Art Scholarship, 2010
  • Publications

  • Illustrations for 2 volumes of "Nils Holgersson’s Wonderful Journey Through Sweden" by Selma Lagerlof, Norvik Press, 2013