Bio/CV

Pedro BONNIN

 

ONE MAN SHOWS

2014            “Poorly Cut Cherry Halves” City Museum. Cuernavaca, Mor.

2009            Arden Gallery. Boston, MA.

2008            Rice/Polak Gallery. Provincetown, MA.

2007            Galería Uno. Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

2006            Ida Victoria Gallery. San José del Cabo, BC.

2004            Museo Casa del Lago. México, D.F.

2001            David Jacobs Atelier. Los Angeles, CA.

2001            Galería Anima-löte. Cuernavaca, Mor.

1997            David Jacobs Fine Art. Los Angeles, CA.

1997            Galería Arte X Arte. Cuernavaca, Mor.

1996            IN COLLABORATION. Los Angeles, CA.

1995            IN COLLABORATION. Akron, OH.

1994            Galería HB. México, D.F.

1993            Galería Florencia Riestra. México, D.F.

 

GROUP SHOWS (Selection)

2020           “Reality… and Then Some” Ric Michel Fine Art. Southampton, NY.

2019            “The Art of Fashion” JoAnne Artman Gallery. New York, NY.

2018            “Dealer’s Choice” Madison Gallery. La Jolla, CA.

2016            AAFNY. New York, NY.

2015            “Lost In Translation 2” JoAnne Artman Gallery. Laguna Beach, CA.

2014            “Eye Candy” JoAnne Artman Gallery. Laguna Beach, CA.

2008            Bridge Art Fair. Miami, FL.

2008            Rice/Polak Gallery. Provincetown, MA.

2008            Arden Gallery. Boston, MA.

2005            Museo La Tallera Siqueiros. Cuernavaca, Mor.

2004            Galería Zarco. Cuernavaca, Mor.

2001            The Kitchen Gallery. New York, NY.

2001            Galería Uno. Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

1999            Centro Morelense de las Artes. Cuernavaca, Mor.

1998            Museo del Arzobispado. México, D.F.

1996            IN COLLABORATION. Los Angeles, CA.

1995            IN COLLABORATION. Akron, OH.

1995            IN COLLABORATION. Los Angeles, CA.

1995            Museo José Luis Cuevas. México, D.F.

1994            IN COLLABORATION. Los Angeles, CA.

1994            Pinacoteca 2000. México, D.F.

1994            Galería Uno. Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

1993            Tlapalli Arte. Madrid, España.

1993            Galería Florencia Riestra. México, D.F.

1992            Galería HB. México, D.F.

1992            Torre del Reloj Polanco. México, D.F.

1992            Galería Florencia Riestra. México, D.F.

 

Bio

I was born in 1967 in Cuernavaca, the city of eternal spring as people call it, 50 minutes south of Mexico City. Cuernavaca used to be a beautiful town. American collector, Robert Brady, lived in Cuernavaca during the sixties and had the most wonderful house which is now a museum full with paintings and fabulous objects from all around the world. Peggy Guggenheim visited him often and so did Josephine Baker who was among Brady’s most notorious friends. On a regular day you can find me having coffee at the museum’s patio. You wouldn’t believe the trees hanging from the very old house’s red façade. Both the architecture and the vegetation are unique.

I studied philosophy, so when I’m not painting I spend most of my time reading impossible books about phenomenology, ethics, ontology, aesthetics and so on. Of course I’m not always that mean to myself.  I like literature and poetry as well. A couple weeks ago I finished “The Rings of Saturn” by W.G. Sebald which it’s one of the saddest -in a sublime manner, most beautiful books I’ve read in a long time. It definitely made it to my all time Top Ten fiction list alongside Yasunari Kawabata’s “The house of sleeping beauties” and Varlam Shalamov’s “Tales from Kolyma”.

In 1989 I traveled to Europe for the first time, I visited every single museum I could and every single gallery opening too (free wine is always welcomed when you are a poor traveler and I had the perfect alibi since I had a legitimate interest in art). I went to Italy and there I was mesmerized by the works of Giotto and the Italian masters of the Quattrocento like Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Duccio di Buoninsegna to name a few. They opened my eyes. I suddenly realized up until that point in my life I’ve been living in a world of shadows. I’ve been an inhabitant of Plato’s cave and finally I was beginning to see the light. After several months of backpacking and sleeping in train stations I went to Spain, visited Mallorca, where my grandfather was born and decided to stay in Barcelona where I found a job and started to paint. In 1991 I showed my paintings for the first time in Mexico City and in 1993 I had my first One Man Show.

 

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