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Milena Bonilla G.

Bogotá, 1975

Education
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2010
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Visual Arts, Bogotá, 2000

Solo exhibitions and presentations
2016 Malware Made Riddles, Jeannine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Low Intensity Operations, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles Ca, US
2015 Third, Mor Charpentier, Paris, FR
2013/14 An Endles Present, Galeria Marilia Razuk, Sao Paulo BR
2013 The Army, Stigter van Doesburg's project space, Amsterdam NL
2013 An Endless Present, Mor Charpentier, Paris FR
2012 Frame –Frieze Art Fair, Mor Charpentier, solo presentation, London GB
2012 SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand NO
2011 Untitled (12th. Istanbul Biennial), solo presentation, Istanbul TR
2011 A Report to an Academy, Artecámara program, Chamber of Commerce, Bogotá, CO
2010 Sketches for a Garden / Stone Deaf, La Residencia, Bogotá CO 
2008 Manuscripts, Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotá
2008 Sinister Manuscript, El Bodegón – Arte Contemporáneo, vida social, Bogotá CO
2006 Limítrofe, Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotá CO

(selected) Screenings, performances and other events
2017 (upcoming) performance Pavilion, Rijksmuseum auditorium, commissioned by TAAK and Sara Giannini for the project Heterotropics, with Luisa Ungar, Amsterdam NL 
2016 Book Launch The Imaginary Reader, Volt, various authors, edited by Marie Nerland Bergen NO
2016 Milena Bonilla X W8, screening, W8 Amsterdam, NL
2016 This Time the Rabbit Looks Down: Chocolate Scrying, with Anasusana at Autarkia / Rupert, Vilnius, LT
2016 This Rabbit Looks to the Left: Chocolate Scrying, with Luisa Ungar, Museo de Arte de Pereira, CO
2015
 Our Hidden Futures, Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach US
2015 Chocolate reading by invitation of Valentina Desideri and her project: A Studio in Hand Reading, at Kunstverein, Amsterdam NL
2015 This Rabbit Looks to the Left: Chocolate Scrying, with Luisa Ungar at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong
2015 Intervention at The Last Billboard Project, curated by Jon Rubin, Pittsburg US
2015 Pavillion, performance with Luisa Ungar, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo CA2M, Madrid ES
2014 This Rabbit Looks to the Left: Chocolate Scrying, performance with Luisa Ungar at Rong Wrong, Amsterdam NL
2014 Ceremony for a Homogeneous Landscape, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes MNBA, Buenos Aires AR
2013 Stone Deaf, Art Versus, Bogotá CO
2012 A Report to an Academy, Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogotá CO
2012 Stone Deaf, Marx and the Aesthetic Symposium, various speakers, UvA, Goethe Institut, JVE Akademie, with the support of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL
2011 OK Video Flesh, 5th. Jakarta video Festival, Jakarta ID
2011 The Destruction of One Someone performance with Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo NO
2011 A Report to an Academy, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota CO
2010 A Report to an Academy, performance, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota CO
2009 The Destruction of One Someone performance with Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Volt Gallery, Bergen, NO
2008 Sinister Manuscript, performance. El Bodegón, Bogotá CO
2005 Monster, screening at Jorge Eliecer Gaitán Theater, Bogotá CO
2004 Traza, group performance at Goldsmiths College, Faculty of Music, Studio 3, London UK

(selected) Group exhibitions

2017
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York US
Los Multinaturalistas, MAMM Museo de arte moderno de Medellín CO
Daily Abstraction: Body-Nature / Home-Street, Space Collection, Part of Pacific Standard Time:
LA/LA, a Getty initiative, Irvine CA US
Arrangement (working title), AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano IT
Reinventar lo posible/Accionar lo imaginable, Centro del Carmen, Valencia ES
2016
Memories of an Unrevealed Disaster, Patrick Heide, London UK
AÚN, 44 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, CO
Victories are Short Lived, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast IR
Anthropocene, Meesseen de Clerq, Brussels BE
L'asymetrie des cartes, Grand Cafe Centre d'art Contemporain, St. Nazaire, FR
2015
Des hôtes: a foreigner, a human, an unexpected visitor, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong
Tower, Ibid Projects, London UK
United States of Latin America, MOCAD, Detroit US
Daros Latinoamérica, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires AR
Europa. Viaje, paisaje, Cartografía, ArteBA, Buenos Aires AR
Naturaleza Nominal, CA2M, Madrid ES
Acorazado Patacón, La Tabacalera, Madrid ES
Entre Geografías, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín MAMM, Medellín CO
2014
John Smith, The Posthuman; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht NL
Everyday I Pass the Place Where Our Language Ends, Kulturzentrum bei den minoriten, Graz AT
The Naturalists, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US
Within the Sound of Your Voice, Paralell Project, Marrakech Biennial MA
Quieren Dinero, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla CO

2013
Las Propiedades Extrañas (duo with Fran Meana), Espacio Líquido, Gijón ES
Deferred Archive, CIFO Grants & Commisions program, Miami US
The Storytellers, Banco de la República, Bogotá CO
Ninguna Forma de Vida es Inevitable, Flora ars + natura, Bogotá CO
Diversionismo Ideológico, Galería Nuble, Santander ES
Algunas Lagunas, Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City MX
2012
Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Volt gallery, Stockolm SE
Intercity Pavillions Project, 9th. Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai CN
The Idea of Latin America, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla ES
The Storytellers, Sternesen Museet, Oslo NO
The Future of the Past, various venues, Ministry of Culture of Colombia CO
2011
Untitled (12th. Istanbul Biennial) History, 2011, Istanbul TR
Narratives in Progress, Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery, Celje SI
Customary Beauty, Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris FR
Ya Sé Leer/ I Know How to Read, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana CU
Screaming from the Mountain, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand NO
On the Territory, Cermodern, Ankara TR
Cartografías Críticas, MAM Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín CO
2010
Change the Past, PULSE Miami, US
Rijksakademie Open, Amsterdam NL
Morality Act VI, Remember Humanity, Witte de With, Rotterdam NL
Citizen Participant, Darb 1718, Cairo EG
Didácticas, Centro Periférico Caracas, Caracas VE
Whose Map is it? Institute of International Visual Arts - Iniva, London GB
El Mapa: Cartografías Críticas / The Map: Critical Cartographies, El Parqueadero, Bogotá CO
Afuera! Arte en espacios públicos / Outside! Art in public spaces, Córdoba AR.
Terrain Error, apartment 6/L40, Kunst und kultur am Rosa Luxemburg platz e.V., Berlin DE
Un territorio en puntos suspensivos / On the Territory, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato MX
Las Historias de un Grito / The Stories of a Scream, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá CO
2009
X Havana Biennial, Havana CU
Rijksakademie Open, Amsterdam NL
Mapping the present, Konstall C, Stockolm SE
Asimetrías y convergencias / Asymmetries and convergences, Vermelho Gallery, Sao Paulo BR
Preámbulo / Preamble XIII Regional art exhibition, Tunja CO
Once more with feeling, Hertfordshire University, Hatfield GB
Historia Natural y Política / Natural History and Politics, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, CO
2008
BB3 Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest RO
Mappign the present, Bildmuseet. Umeå SE
Historia Natural y Política / Natural History and Politics, Casa Republicana, BLAA, Bogotá CO
Once more with feeling, The Photographer’s Gallery/University of Essex, London GB
Revolución Industrial, MUCA Roma, Universidad Autónoma de México. México City MX

Honors and awards
2013 CIFO Grants & Commisions program, award recipient US
2012 Rolex Mentor and Protegé program, finalist CH
2011 Mondriaan / BKVB Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, Bassisstipendium grant NL
2011 Ministry of Culture of Colombia, grant for work production CO
2008 National Award for the production of an Artist Book, Ministry of Culture CO
2005 Residencies Colombia – United Kingdom, Ministry of Culture of Colombia CO, Visiting Arts UK
2004 39º. Salón Nacional de Artistas Colombianos. Honorary Mention CO
2003 10º. Salón Regional de Artistas de Bogotá. First Prize CO
2003 Proyecto Ciencia Arte Naturaleza, Honorary Mention CO

Residencies
2015 International d’Accueil et d’Échange des Récollets, Paris FR

2012 Very Real Time, Cape Town ZA
2009/2010 Rijksakademie van beldende kunsten, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Amsterdam NL
2007 Espai D'art Contemporari de Castelló, residency, Castellón ES
2005 Art Gene residency, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria UK

Collections (selection)
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
Centre national des arts plastiques CNAP, Paris
Arco Foundation, Madrid
Kadist Foundation, San Francisco
Luiz A. Teixeira de Freitas, Lisbon  
Colección de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá
Zabludowicz Collection, London
 
(selected) Publications
Artist Books
2012 A Report to an Academy, Milena Bonilla, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam
2008 El Capital / Manuscrito Siniestro, Milena Bonilla, Bogotá -Ministry of Culture of Colombia

Books and catalogues
2016 The Imaginary Reader, various authors, Volt, edited by Marie Nerland, Oslo
2016 O Livro de Artista e a Enciclopédia Visual, Amir Brito Cadôr, UFMG, Porto Alegre
2016 U
nited States of Latinamerica, -cat MOCAD, Detroit
2015 The Drawer - Les presses du réel, Revue de dessin #9, Paris
2015 Subjective Atlas of Colombia, Various Ed., Semana Libros, Bogotá
2014 Reprint, Appropriation & Literature, Annette Gilbert Ed. Luxbooks Kult, Wiesbaden
2013 Deferred Archive, -cat. CIFO Grants and Commisions, Miami
2013 Ya se leer. Imagen y texto en el arte latinoamericano, Elvia Rosa Castro, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana

2012 Untitled (11 Istanbul Biennial), -cat., Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul
2012 The Storytellers, Narratives in International Contemporary Art, edited by Selene Wendt, Skira, Milano
2012 Transpolítico: art in Colombia 1992 – 2012, José Roca, Sylvia Suárez, Lunwerg Editores, Bogotá
2012 Image Makers, Image Takers, Thames & Hudson Publishers, London
2011 The Companion, Untitled (11 Istanbul biennial), Foundation for Culture and Arts and Yapı Kredi Publications, Istanbul
2011 De lo que Somos, Diego Garzón, Lunwerg Ed., Barcelona
2010 Rijksakademie Open -cat., Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
2009 Rijksakademie Open -cat., Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
2009 X Havana Biennial, Integration and Resistance in the Global Era -cat., Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana
2009 Ciudad Espejo, Natalia Gutiérrez, Ed. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Art Faculty, Bogotá
2008 Pavillion BB3, Bucharest Biennial -cat., Bucharest
2008 Historia Natural y Política - Conocimientos y Representaciones de la Naturaleza Americana, Banco de la República, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Eafit, Bogotá
2008 Once More with Feeling, Contemporary photography from Colombia, Arts Council England, London
2007 Displaced, Contemporary art from Colombia, Ediciones Uniandes -cat., Bogotá