30 September 2022

Bea Bonafini solo exhibition | Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

Bea Bonafini: Unearthly
October 29 – November 5, 2022
Preview: October 29, 6-8pm

2+4, rue Wiltheim
2733 Luxembourg



‘Speaking of nirvana, it was there / Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix’

—Frank Ocean

The work of Bea Bonafini expands from painting into media and materials commonly associated with textile arts and pottery. But her use of age-old techniques that have accompanied humanity since the dawn of time lends them a contemporary turn. Especially the art of carpet-making – or, in her case, making art with carpets – is reinterpreted into a subtly feminist stance. While her carpet inlays refer to the once female-dominated art of weaving, they are, quite literally, razor-sharp incisions into this tradition. Bonafini is not so much fascinated by the craft itself than by the handling of the products; the industrially manufactured carpets that are the starting point for many of her works thus become the material for a confident process of appropriation and a catalyst for an elegant movement that can be seen as a defining feature of her work.

Excerpt from the text by Frank-Thorsten Moll, 2022


For more information, please visit the gallery’s website here.