b. 1981, Mexico

Iñaki Bonillas Biography

Since the late 90’s, Iñaki Bonillas has established a relationship with photography in his work. With a regard for aesthetics and the conceptual practices of the 60’s and 70’s, Bonillas has been gradually isolating the elements
that constitute, not photography but the photographic act –camera, film, shutter, darkroom practice, etc.–, to later connect them to diverse non-photographic procedures.

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In 2003 Bonillas started working around the vast photo archives of his grandfather, J. R. Plaza, of which he has developed a series of reinterpretations. He has linked elements that at first seemed incompatible: on the one hand a personal, biographical narrative that consists of private anecdotes and emotions, and on the other a quasi-scientific sense of compilation, classifying, and archiving that bring an archaeological and nostalgic quality into his work.

Iñaki Bonillas has had solo exhibitions at various museums and institutions in America and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona, Spain, as well as participated in a number of important group shows including Mexico: Resisting the Present at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France, in 2012. Bonillas is represented by galleries in Mexico, Belgium, Germany and Spain.


 

Iñaki Bonillas Featured Artworks

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Escritura Nocturna by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork photography
Iñaki Bonillas Escritura Nocturna, 2015 Photogravure
58 x 42.5 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Inversion I-II-III by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork print
Iñaki Bonillas Inversion I-II-III, 2016 Archival pigment print on Hanemühle photo rag in artist frame
60 x 40 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
(Détail): Blue by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork installation
Iñaki Bonillas (Détail): Blue, 2013 Digital prints, book pages and wooden shelf
566 x 150 cm (incl frame)
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
(Detail): Red by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork installation
Iñaki Bonillas (Detail): Red, 2013 Digital prints, book pages and wooden shelf
333 x 150 cm (incl frame)
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
The Duel by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork works on paper
Iñaki Bonillas The Duel, 2011 Digital print on cellulose paper
144 x 236 cm (incl frame)
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Dias de campo by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork works on paper
Iñaki Bonillas Dias de campo, 2011 Digital print on cotton paper
37 x 35 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
The Eyes by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork photography
Iñaki Bonillas The Eyes, 2010 Cyanotype
40 x 26.7 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
The Eyes by Iñaki Bonillas contemporary artwork photography
Iñaki Bonillas The Eyes, 2010 Cyanotype
40 x 26.7 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery

Iñaki Bonillas Recent Exhibitions

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