exhibition: drawing, embroidery, performance

in portugal, the confessional aspect remains largely absent in contemporary artistic expression. bonneville’s current exhibition at galeria 3+1 marks his debut solo endeavor, stemming from his prior engagement with the family project during an artistic residency at the calouste gulbenkian foundation in 2007. this exhibition stands as perhaps his most poignant moment to date, delving into the aftermath of his parents’ separation and his portrayal of his father’s mistress before confronting the topic of childhood sexual abuse he endured.
the exhibition intertwines a series of embroidered works with a striking collection of drawings, all culminating in a performance exclusively staged during the opening. bonneville’s aesthetic exudes a sense of innocence and vulnerability, juxtaposed against the harsh realities he bravely exposes.

– filipa oliveira, in l+arte magazine n.60, may 2009

17th of april – 9th of may 2009, galeria 3+1 arte contemporânea, lisbon, portugal