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Bio


Kristina Clackson Bonnington

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Bio


Kristina Clackson Bonnington

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Bio


Kristina Clackson-Bonnington is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Central to her practice is the examination of socio-spatial control as expressed through architectural design and the built environment. From large-scale spatial interventions to lab-based works, Kristina consistently repositions visual material to illuminate shifting social values.

Recent works look deeper into historical collections, exploring hierarchies of power and anthropocentricity in the presentation of material presented for public consumption. Kristina questions: whose knowledge for whom, in whose interests and to whose exclusion? 

 

Bio


Kristina Clackson-Bonnington is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Central to her practice is the examination of socio-spatial control as expressed through architectural design and the built environment. From large-scale spatial interventions to lab-based works, Kristina consistently repositions visual material to illuminate shifting social values.

Recent works look deeper into historical collections, exploring hierarchies of power and anthropocentricity in the presentation of material presented for public consumption. Kristina questions: whose knowledge for whom, in whose interests and to whose exclusion? 

 

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Then & Now


THEN & NOW

Kristina studied Architecture and Spatial Arts at Central Saint Martins, UAL and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She was awarded the John Lyon Scholarship at UCL and was one of five students selected to represent Central Saint Martins in an innovative exhibition exploring Women and/in Art.

Since graduating in 2004, Kristina’s work has been included in numerous shows including ‘Art Projects’ at London Art Fair (2013), ‘The Girl at the Door’ at James Freeman Gallery and ‘Art Makes People Powerful’ – a group show led by Bob and Roberta Smith.

An award winning artist, Kristina has won both high profile public commissions and has been awarded several international residencies, including the prestigious Fiskars Residency Award in Finland. Kristina's work is held in multiple collections and can frequently be viewed both in the UK and abroad.

Then & Now


THEN & NOW

Kristina studied Architecture and Spatial Arts at Central Saint Martins, UAL and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She was awarded the John Lyon Scholarship at UCL and was one of five students selected to represent Central Saint Martins in an innovative exhibition exploring Women and/in Art.

Since graduating in 2004, Kristina’s work has been included in numerous shows including ‘Art Projects’ at London Art Fair (2013), ‘The Girl at the Door’ at James Freeman Gallery and ‘Art Makes People Powerful’ – a group show led by Bob and Roberta Smith.

An award winning artist, Kristina has won both high profile public commissions and has been awarded several international residencies, including the prestigious Fiskars Residency Award in Finland. Kristina's work is held in multiple collections and can frequently be viewed both in the UK and abroad.

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Forward


FORWARD

Most recently, Kristina has been invited to work with UCL Art Museum to develop the House of Doors;  a public art project exploring how society has changed as a result of women getting the vote. Fusing social history with action research and sculpture, the House of Doors was launched in 2015 and is touring for three years, travelling to both the first and last countries in Europe to grant women the vote.  For more information please see www.houseofdoors.org

 

Forward


FORWARD

Most recently, Kristina has been invited to work with UCL Art Museum to develop the House of Doors;  a public art project exploring how society has changed as a result of women getting the vote. Fusing social history with action research and sculpture, the House of Doors was launched in 2015 and is touring for three years, travelling to both the first and last countries in Europe to grant women the vote.  For more information please see www.houseofdoors.org

 

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TEACHING


TEACHING

Kristina is a Visiting Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, UAL and at University for the Creative Arts. She has also been a guest speaker at the Slade School of Fine Art; UCL Art Museum, London; The Elysium Gallery, Wales; ONOMA and The Association of Finnish Sculptors, Helsinki.

TEACHING


TEACHING

Kristina is a Visiting Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, UAL and at University for the Creative Arts. She has also been a guest speaker at the Slade School of Fine Art; UCL Art Museum, London; The Elysium Gallery, Wales; ONOMA and The Association of Finnish Sculptors, Helsinki.