Inaki Bonillas | the artist




The artist Inaki Bonillas
Born 1981, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Venice Biennale,


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Inaki Bonillas
Little History of Photography consists of a photographic archive of 630 slides which depict the artist’s family history and personal past. This life story is a collection of ‘images’, commenting on the private and less private considerations which are behind each collection. In addition, Bonillas also often works with the spatial features and possibilities of light and colour. In the MuHKA he will adjust the room lighting at specific times and in different rooms, sometimes in a subtle way and at other times with a dramatic effect…

Inaki Bonillas
Inaki Bonillas presents an austere portrait of an extravagant character: the artist’s own grandfather, J. R. Plaza. Yet the subject is not properly Plaza, but biography itself – the formation of identity as it navigates, or flounders, through fiction. Bonillas draws from Plaza’s personal archive, a recent source for the artist that marks a departure from his former conceptual practice. At hand is a spectacular anecdote built from the archive: Plaza’s bootless dream to become the American cowboy…

Inaki Bonillas
presents a—somewhat nostalgic—reflection about the search for harmony. Though the work alludes to the physical space, in one way or another it refers to the search for emotional balance and to the voyage we undertake to achieve it…



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