'In Three Acts' by Emma Bjurström | 'The Time and Place that We Part' by Renata de Bonis

8 September - 1 October 2022

Renata De Bonis (1984, São Paulo, Brazil)

Renata de Bonis is an artist and researcher. She completed a PhD in Visual Arts at the State University of São Paulo (2020). She began her career in the early 2000s, having joined the 2000e8 group alongside Ana Elisa Egreja, Bruno Dunley, Marcos Brias, Marina Rheingantz, Regina Parra, Rodolpho Parigi and Rodrigo Bivar.

Her work involves multiple languages, such as painting, installations and sound projects. She participated in residences in Germany, Brazil, the United States of America, Holland, Italy and Iceland. In 2015 she received an award from the Künstlerhaus Lukas in Germany that encouraged her research based on the landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich. She is also featured in the book 'Pintura Brasileira Séc XXI' by Cobogó publisher.

Recently she has participated in a residency at L21 in Palma de Mallorca, taking part in a group show titled “Eating a vegan sandwich on the train while listening to country music” (8th July - 9th September, 2022) at L21 Gallery.

Emma Bjurström (b. 1986 Uppsala, Sweden)

Emma Bjurström lives and works in Virrestad, Sweden. She studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2011-2014) and has since favoured painting as a medium. History plays an important role in her practice, and through her paintings she reconfigures, re-interprets and reinvigorates old artefacts and symbols. Often informed and led by research, Bjurstrom has previously, for instance, incorporated traditional Swedish crafts and customs in both sculptures and paintings. Nineteenth century painting is moreover an important reference point for her and she cites artists such as Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent and Édouard Manet as prominent influences. Her solo shows include Timber and Stone, Stockholm, Sweden (2021), Absentminded Deformation, Belenius, Stockholm, Sweden (2018) and Överkloster, Skåne, Sweden. Her work has been included in group shows at Olseröds Konsthall, Österlen, Sweden (2021,2020), Belenius, Stockholm, Sweden and Galleri Hörnan, Falun, Sweden (2015).