Biography of Iñaki Bonillas
Iñaki Bonillas (1981, Mexico City) is one of the most intriguing conceptual artists working with photography today. Personal, biographical narrative is repositioned through a quasi-scientific approach to composition and material: his grandfather’s black and white photographs are transformed into new narratives, leading us to question our relationship to memory and reality, and the troubling incompatibility that arises between these two defining components of our personal identities.
Print-making as a means of transforming archival material is a central focus in Iñaki Bonillas’ practice. By reframing and editing found imagery, and subsequently creating a sense of permanence through the repetition and multiplication inherent to print-making, Bonillas is able to firmly transform his interpretations into a new reality. He gives physical form to the deep-rooted, and often subconscious, process of self-editing we perform throughout our lives.
Iñaki Bonillas has had exhibitions across the globe, with solo exhibitions including Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Mies van der Rohe Pavillon, Barcelona, and MUHKA, Antwerp. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, most notably Thirtieth Biennial of São Paulo, Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MACBA, Barcelona, Kunstmuseum Basel, Malmö Konsthall, La Maison Rouge, Paris, and the Venice Biennial.