Jimmy

James Bonachea
Cuba 1977.
Lives and works in Mexico City

The work of James Bonachea (Cuba, 1977) has been characterized by being a constant invitation to reframe beliefs rooted in the cultural imaginary, as well as objects of daily use. This exercise has led to the intervention of public and private spaces involving their own body, organic materials and other elements in scenarios and surfaces, apparently contradictory, within the formal solutions of visual and pictorial discourses. From performance to drawing, his curiosity to reread the remote past has led him to engage in dialogue between the historical vision and the present condition of reality, resulting in discursive forms that complement an anachronistic universe of resignifications.

His work belongs to several private and public collections such as Lima Art Museum, Polifórum Siqueiros, Sifo Collection of the ENEMA Collective, among others.

STUDIES

1997 Academia de Bellas Artes Oscar Fernandez Morera. Trinidad, Cuba.
2003 Instituto Superior de Arte. Havana, Cuba.
1999-2001 Member of the team DUPP Gallery, pedagogical project coordinated by the professor Rene Francisco Rodriguez
2000-2004 Member of Colectivo Enema, pedagogical project coordinated by the professor Lazaro Saavedra
2003 Member of the Taller Arte de Conducta, coordinated by the artist Tania Bruguera.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Astronauta Maya haciendo malabares con meteoritos. Licenciado. Mexico City, Mexico
2015 99942 Apophis. Un Mes Un Artista. Articulo 123. Mexico City, Mexico
2012 Un elefante ocupa mucho espacio. Myto Gallery. Seminario XII. Mexico City, Mexico
2008 Apariencia perfecta. Myto. Mexico City, Mexico
2006 A imagen y semejanza. Myto. Mexico City, Mexico
Shared with CPAP Gallery, Santa Clara, Villa Clara.
2003 Con mi cuerpo hago lo que me da la gana. Sala Manuel Galich, Casa de Las
Américas. Havana, Cuba
2001 A simple vista. CDAV. Havana, Cuba
2000 Pie de Obra. Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Centro cultural ICAIC, Havana,
(coauthor Wilfredo Prieto).
1999 Conceptualismo aditivo. Oscar Fdez Morera Gallery. S.Spirítus, (coauthor Wilfredo Prieto).

AWARDS

2009. Winner project. Centro Abierto 09. Museo Arte de Lima & Fundación Telefónica. Lima, Perú
2007 Triangle Arts Trust. Tanera Mòr International Artists Workshop. Scotland, UK.
Salón provincial award. Santa Clara, Cuba.
2006 Triangle Arts Trust. Batiscafo Residency. Havana, Cuba
2002 National Curatorial Mention 2002. (Humans resources show) City of Havana, Cuba
2000 UNESCO Award VII Havana Bienal (Galeria DUPP). City of Havana, Cuba

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Momentos personales. Casa 18. Quito, Ecuador
2014 Viaticos. Galeria fusión. Mexico City, Mexico
2013 ZONA MACO, Contemporary Art Fair. Mexico City, Mexico
2012-11 Bienal de la Habana. Collateral exhibition. Batiscafo project. Havana, Cuba
ZONA MACO, Contemporary Art Fair. Myto Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico
201 Instantometraje. Batiscafo project. “ Continentes” 8 Bienal del Mercosur, Santa María, Brasil
LATITUD 19. Poblic Art Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

2010 TOUCHED. Liverpool International Biennal, U.K.
Off the record, Edge Zones Art Center. Miami, U.S.A.
Circuito Cerrado. Curated by Roberto Barajas. Polyforum Siqueiros. Mexico City, Mexico
Broken, reflejos intimos. Ex Teresa Arte Actual. Mexico City, Mexico
ZONA MACO, Contemporary Art Fair. Myto Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico

2009 Centro Abierto 09. Public order. Museo Arte de Lima & Fundación Telefónica. Lima, Perú.
LISTE The young Art Fair. Basel, Switzerland
ZONA MACO 09 Contemporary Art Fair. Myto Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico

2008 NADA Art Fair. Myto Gallery. Miami Beach
LATINOLATINO. Curated by Rafaela Guidobon. Palazzo della Vicaria in Trapani, Italy
FEMACO 08 Contemporary Art Fair. Myto. Mexico City, Mexico

2007 Schiltron. Porteous Brae Gallery. New Works from Tanera Mor International Artists
Workshop. Stromnes. Scotland, UK.
Open day. Tanera Mor International Artists Workshop. Tanera Mòr. Scotland, UK.
MACO Contemporary Art Fair. Myto Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico
Killing Time. Exit Art. New York, U.S.A.
La causa de muchas cosas oscuras. Servando Cabrera Gallery. Havana, Cuba
Waiting list. Mestra galerija. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2006 Art Basel Miami Beach. (Art Nova Section) Myto Gallery. Miami Beach, U.S.A.
Artistas en residencia. Mariano Street # 213, Havana, Cuba
MACO. México Contemporary Art. Myto Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico

2009 LISTE 09 Contemporary Art fair. Basel, Switzerland
Mezcla. San Alejandro Gallery. Havana, Cuba
La Huella Múltiple, Colateral a la IX Bienal de La Habana, Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Havana, Cuba
Personal project, Coateral a la IX Bienal de La Habana. Museo de Bellas Artes. Havana, Cuba

2005 BOX. Evento de performances y audiovisuales. Complejo deportivo Rafael Trejo. Havana, Cuba

2004 Fluorecencia, Facultad de Artes y Letras de la Universidad de la Habana, Cuba
XXII Salón Provincial Oscar Fernández Morera, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
EPSON 1170. El Vaso Rojo Gallery, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

2003 XIII Bienal de la Habana (colectivo Enema). Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana,
Cuba
XXI Salón Provincial Oscar Fernández Morera, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Expo de Sonido (Cátedra Arte de Conducta). CDAV
From a Black Hole (colectivo Enema). Centro Cultural de España, Havana,
Cuba

2002 La Huella Múltiple (colectivo Enema). Centro de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
La Huella Múltiple (colectivo Enema). Galería La Casona, Havana, Cuba
From a Black Hole, (colectivo Enema). Expo Itinerante. Gerona, Spain;
Copenjague, Denmark and Germany
Recursos Humanos, (colectivo Enema). Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2001 XIX Salón Provincial Oscar Fernández Morera, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
III Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo. CDAV, Havana, Cuba
Feria de Arte El Bart NN. Hamburg, Germany
Hello Cuba / Breaking barriers, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science,
Tallahasse, U.S.A. (DUPP Gallery).
Cuba Contemporánea (Dupp Gallery). Goiás Contemporary Art Museum,
Brasil

2000 VII Bienal de La Habana (Dupp Gallery). Complejo Morro Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
Con un pensar abstraído. Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
Ni a la derecha Ni a la izquierda. Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba

1999 II Festival de Performance “Ana Mendieta”. Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba
El tiempo como espacio. ISA, Havana, Cuba

1998 II Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, (Expo coleteral). ISA, Havana,
Cuba

1997 Salón de la ciudad. Galería “Oscar Fdez Morera”, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba.
Expo de graduados. Galería “Benito Ortiz”, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba.