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memory as the trace of the poetic within the words that distract us

selina bonelli is interested in the processing of anxieties where one reformulates them into motions and actions as a possibility of teasing out the inadequacies of language. By making images in the moment, she employs performance to explore the relationship between the uncommunicable and the unspeakable.

Education


2014-2016

Royal College of Art, MA Printmaking & Performance


2010-2013

University of Kent, Chatham Historic Dockyard, BA (hons) Fine Art


1993–1998

University of Pretoria, BVSc Veterinary Science

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019
Look what the cat dragged in, De Pimlico Project, Warwick Way, London, UK
Move Close, VFD, London, UK

2018
Flowing Through Selves 2, Brick and Mortar Projects, Folkestone, UK
Future Ritual, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK
F.A.R.M., Firle, Lewes, UK
Dice Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Tempting Failure, Croydon, London, UK
States of Wake (book launch), Performance Space, Folkestone, UK
Till Time Is Through, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK
The Cruising Garden, Bohemia Place, London, UK
Flowing Through Selves, Safehouse 1, London, UK

2017
All I Have Never Seen, Greenrooms, London, UK
WAKE Festival, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK
Bapoor Tabo (o), Artlicks Weekend, Regents Canal, London, UK
Pilot Nights, Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK
On/Off, Nine Elms, London, UK
The Cruising Garden, New River Studios, London, UK

2016
Liberté d’Action, Performance Works, L’amour, Paris, France
Steakhouse Live Art Festival, Richmix, London, UK
Lime-in-Aid, Lime Town Hall, London, UK
Tempting Failure, Hackney Show Rooms, London, UK
Being-Doing, Asylum Caroline Garden’s Chapel, London, UK
I Will Follow, Lychee One, London, UK
Revolve Performance Art Days, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
Performance Art Meeting, Galleria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
Out Of That Forest, Köttinspektionen Gallery, Uppsala, Sweden

2015
Latitude Festival (LADA Art Tent), Suffolk, UK

2014
Steakhouse Live, London, UK

2013
Performance Open, Performance Space, London, UK
Articulate, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, UK

2012
Absence-Presence, Beaconsfield, London, UK

Awards


2015-2016

Continuation Bursary, Royal College of Art


2011-2013

Fine Art Prize for Highest Average Mark in Stages 2 & 3, University of Kent

 

Press

 

2017

Dedication to Leeches, Wake festival, Jennie Klein - 

2016
Memories of the Body, Tempting Failure Day 6, Chelsea Choon, Incident Magazine

 

Publications


States of Wake: Dedicating Performance, Ed. Diana Damian Martin, Unbound Publishers, 2018

 

Workshops and Talks


Whitstable Biennale Artist Showcase, UCA, Rochester, UK, 2019
Performance Art in Public Space, Weekend Workshop, FIAS, Folkestone, UK, 2018
On Materials/Materiality, visiting artist talk and workshop, Middlesex University, London, UK, 2017

 

Residencies


Threads Micro-residency, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK, 2018
Pause and Affect, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK, 2019