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Bianca Bondi

Born 1986 in Johannesburg (South Africa),
lives and works in Paris (France)

An alchemist of an artist, Bianca Bondi conceives perpetually mutating ecosystems that she keeps evolving through chemical operations and a sprinkling of magic. Her allies include the moon’s powers and the purifying properties of salt. Sensitive to the Fagor Factory’s past, and to its sudden closure in 2015, Bondi has imagined for the Biennale a domestic world crystallised beneath a salt mantle. Both a literal and a figurative kitchen – a sly nod to the home appliances once made in the factory as well as to her own production secrets.

With the kind collaboration of University of Lyon 1
With the assistance of Perene

Bianca Bondi, The sacred spring and necessary reservoirs (détail), 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et [of the artist and] VNH Gallery, Paris ; Galería José de la Fuente, Santander. © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Photo : Blaise Adilon