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Milena Bonilla

Milena Bonilla’s (Bogotá, Colombia, 1975) work dives into political complexities among humans, language and living entities in order to trace and map the cracks that those interactions have left in silence through the sedimentation of predetermined logics and beliefs. The artist uses a variety of media in her production including installations, video, performance, drawing, text, public interventions and photography.

Her work has been shown and performed in different international venues including Museo d’Arte Contemporanea MACRO, Rome; Kadist Paris and San Francisco; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam; The Mistake Room, Los Angeles Ca.; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Ar/Ge Kunst, Bolzano;  The Jewish Museum, New York; MAMM, Medellín; Spring Workshop in Hong Kong; CA2M Madrid; MNBA, Buenos Aires; The Photographer’s Gallery and the International Institute of Visual Arts in London; Witte de With in Rotterdam; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Konstall C, Stockholm; Marrakech and Shangai Biennial’s parallel projects, and the 12th Istanbul, 10th Havana and 3rd Bucharest Biennials.

Currently she is a recipient of The Work Award Proven Talent, given by the Mondriaan Fonds in The Netherlands and part of the group exhibition HERE/NOW (2019) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam.

She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Exhibition: Elsewheres Within Here

Curator: Jo-Lene Ong.

Exhibition: HERE/NOW – Current Visions from Colombia

Curator: Carolina Ponce de León.


Finissage HERE/NOW: Poisoned and Punctum
The final event departing from the exhibition HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia with a performance and a talk by Milena Bonilla and Ana María Gómez López.