miguel bonneville (porto, 1985) creates autofictional works focused on the deconstruction and reconstruction of identity. their work is transdisciplinary and is, therefore, presented in a variety of formats: performances, drawings, photographs, films, music or artist books.
since 2003, their work has been presented in art galleries, film festivals, theaters and non-conventional venues in portugal and abroad, namely the serial projects family project, miguel bonneville and the importance of being.
in 2015 they won the rede ex aequo award for the performances fear and feminisms (in collaboration with maria gil) and the importance of being simone de beauvoir.
they studied drama at academia contemporânea do espectáculo (2000-2003), having complemented their studies with the following courses: visual arts (calouste gulbenkian foundation, 2006), autobiographies, life stories and artist’s lives (CIES-ISCTE, 2008), archive – organization and maintenance (citeforma, 2013), cyborgs, sex and society (FCSH, 2016) and philosophy and art (mute, 2017), among others.
they received scholarships from the calouste gulbenkian foundation, centro nacional de cultura – young creators, and the funchal city council – artistic creation/writing grant.
they were part of the artistic direction of teatro do silêncio cultural association (2018-2023) and were represented by contemporary art gallery 3+1 arte contemporânea (2009-2013) and contemporary dance production company eira (2004-2006).
they directed film and video work such as camera obscura (2023), a fear with two big faces (2022), moth (2016), and a landscape of failure (2008), among others.
they published the books the diaries of c.c. rausch (corpos editora, 2006), ensaios de santidade (Sr. Teste, 2021), the personal is political (douda correria, 2021), and also the artist editions jérôme, olivier et moi (homesession, 2008), notes of a suicidal primate (2017), dissection of a swan (2018), cyborg’s lament (2021) and dark chamber (2022).
they wrote papers, essays and other texts for the portuguese magazines flanzine, wrongwrong, dobra, cine qua non, and faces de eva, as well as for the brazilian magazine periódicus.
they have participated in artistic residencies such as sítio das artes/calouste gulbenkian foundation (lisbon, 2007), homesession (barcelona, 2008), mugatxoan/serralves foundation (porto, 2010), transeuropa2012 (hildesheim, 2012), arts printing house (vilnius, 2013), arte y desarrollo (madrid, 2014) and la box (bourges, 2018), among others.