BARCELONA, EL VERANO SIN FIN
This project was born out of two stays in Barcelona. A short one in 2015, in which Ángela Bonadies held the workshop Estructuras de excepción, within the framework of “TRANSlocaciones”, and another during a month's residence in the summer of 2016, as a guest of IDENSITAT to develop a project on the Barcelona coast.
Barcelona, el verano sin fin [Barcelona, the endless summer] is a publication that emphasises the repetitive and perverse effect of massive tourism, the loss of the soul of places that suffer from it and the displacements that its inhabitants experience
Ángela Bonadies (Caracas, 1970) is an artist whose photographic work focuses on memory, archives, identity, urban spaces, and on thinking of the photographic image from the photograph. Among his recent exhibitions are “Casa Tomada” at the Santa Fe SITELines 2018 Biennial: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, USA; “Didactic Panels”, at the América Tropical Interpretive Center, Caracas; “West Side” at the Abra Caracas gallery; “Bonadies + Caula: Cartografías de un territorio compartido” at the History Center of Zaragoza (PhotoEspaña, 2015); “TRANSlocacions” at the Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelona, Spain; “Die Bestie ist right Souverän” (The beast is the sovereign) at the WKV (Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart), Germany, and at the MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona), Spain; “The white elephant” at the After-the-butcher gallery, Berlin, Germany; “El tormento y el éxtasis” at the Es Baluard Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Palma, Majorca, Spain; “Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land” at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA; and “Global Activism” at the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany.
In the summer of 2012, she directed the workshop “From self-construction to closed communities” at the Summer School of the School of Architecture and Development of the UCV, together with Antoni Muntadas and Juan José Olavarría. In the Research Triennial of the School of Architecture and Development of the Central University of Venezuela, 2014, she gave the “Inverse Project” workshop. In July, 2015, she directed the workshop “Extraordinary Structures” in Barcelona, Spain, under the framework of “TRANSlocacions”, coordinated by the IDENSITAT platform, and in July, 2016, she completed the project with a residency at Homesession and the exhibition of the workshop participants.
In August and September of 2016, she completed a residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in St Monica, California, as a guest of LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) as part of the Pacific Standard Time project: LA/LA, in the anteroom of the exhibition “A Universal History of Infamy” (LACMA) in August, 2017. MAEC-AECID scholarship for the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome in 2018.