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
Memories of the Body, Tempting Failure Day 6, Chelsea Choon, Incident Magazine, 2016
Dedication to Leeches, Wake festival, Jennie Klein, 2017 (link here)

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