ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MARIA BONET

Artist and photographer. 

 

Maria Bonet was born in 1986 in Minsk. In 2009 she graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Art.

 

Since 2007 Maria creates her works using alternative photographic processes such as gum-bichromate process, tin process, cyanotype and classical gelatin-silver photography. She gets her pictures using photofilm camera and single-lens objective (monocle).

 

In 2017, the photography by Maria Bonet was among the 100 best original photographs of the 19th and 21th centuries according to the version of the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO in St. Petersburg and was presented at the anniversary exhibition "ROSPHOTO’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition" in St. Petersburg. The exhibition was presented a unique selection of masterpieces from the museum collection of the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO, which consists of more than 25 000 items.

 

Maria is a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists and the Belarusian Union of Designers.

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS OF:

•  National Center for Contemporary Arts. Minsk, Belarus

•  Art-Belarus Gallery. Minsk, Belarus

•  The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO. Saint-Petersburg, Russia

•  The State Russian Museum of Photography. 
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

•  In private collections in Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, USA.

ROSPHOTO collection 

PUBLICATIONS:

•  catalogues "Autumn Salon with Belgazprombank" 2017 and 2016, Minsk, Belarus

•  album-catalogue "The local design. Persons and objects" 2016, Minsk, Belarus

•  album-catalogue "The Minsk School of Photography. 1960’s–2000’s" 2014, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

•  album-catalogue of the pictorial project "Metamorphoses" 2014, Minsk, Belarus

•  album-catalogue "Volga Biennale-2014", Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

•  album-catalogue of the pictorial project "Continuation" 2010, Minsk

•  photo album "Minsk photos private life" 2009, Minsk, Belarus

The local design. Persons and objects 

PERSONAL EXHIBITION PROJECTS:

2017  "Marionetta" – Gallery "Art-Belarus". Minsk, Belarus

2015  "Night and Day" – Museum of Contemporary Art. Minsk, Belarus

2012    "Home" – National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

Marionetta

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

 

2018

 

•  International Festival of Contemporary Art "Art-Minsk". Palace of Arts, National Center of Contemporary Arts, Gallery "Blique". Minsk, Belarus

•  Exhibition “TODAY AND TOMORROW. Young artists from Belarus”Palace of Arts, Minsk. 

Arka gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

“TODAY AND TOMORROW. Young artists from Belarus” 

2017


•  "Autumn salon with Belgazprombank" – Palace of Arts, Minsk;
•  "ROSPHOTO’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition"the best original photos, received in the collection from 2002 to 2017 – The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO. Saint-Petersburg, Russia;

•  "Apple smak" – International project-exhibition – Palace of Arts, Minsk;

•  "Open Youth" – Republican Youth Exhibition – Palace of Arts, Minsk

ROSPHOTO’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition 

2016

 

•  "Autumn salon with Belgazprombank" – Palace of Arts, Minsk;

•  Photo project "The Odyssey" – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Minsk

•  "Photogram and gum arabic" – Mastatski Mayontak, Minsk;

•  International Exhibition dedicated to the 155th anniversary of the first color photography – "Aspiration for color" – The State Russian Museum of Photography;

•  International Festival of Pinhole Photography "Playing Classics" – gallery Kalnas, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Odyssey

2015

 

•  Project "Likhart" – Gallery of the Belarusian Union of Designers, Minsk;

•  International Festival of Pinhole Photography "Playing Classics" – Museum of the Belarusian Cinema History, Minsk;

•  "Polonaise" – Republican exhibition dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Michal Kleofas Oginsky – Palace of Arts, Minsk;

•  "Steps" – Gallery" University of Culture", Minsk

Playing Classics

2014

 

•  "The Minsk School of Photography. 1960’s–2000’s" – The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO. Saint-Petersburg, Russia; 

•  VI International Photographic Festival "Volga Biennale – 2014" – Russian Museum of Photography. The State Russian Museum of Photography. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia;

•  International Exhibition "Photo Project–2014" – Cultural and Exhibition Center. The Tenishevs. Russia, Smolensk

The Minsk School of Photography. 1960’s–2000’s

2013

 

•  Photo project "Metamorphosis" – The State Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia;

 

2012

 

•  Photo project "Metamorphosis" – The National Historical Museum, Minsk, Belarus;

 

2011

 

•  "Photomania" – International Photographic Biennale, Kaliningrad, Russia;

 

2010

 

•  Photo project "Continuation" – Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus;

 

2009

 

•  Prizewinner of the republican project "Minsk Pictures: Private Life" (II place) – NOVA Gallery, Minsk;

 

2007

 

•  "Design space" – an exhibition timed to the 30th anniversary of the Faculty of Design and Decorative Arts of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts – Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts of Minsk.

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