MELANIE BONAJO

梅拉妮·柏娜桥

MELANIE BONAJO 3

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Possessions, however desired or useful, can become a burden over time. Yet, they also become a very real part of who we are and the lives we build for ourselves. Melanie Bonajo explores our relationships with material objects and the role they play in our creation of ‘self.’ The series Furniture Bondage speaks to the need for a perfect harmony with the world around us. The result is a new living form, a fusion of the human body with its external trappings.

Melanie Bonajo was born in Heerlen, Netherlands, and studied photography and fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her photographs have been exhibited at the SMBA/ Stedelijk Museum and Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam, and at numerous other international galleries and institutions. Bonajo is represented by PPOW Gallery in New York. She divides her time between Amsterdam and Berlin.
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source: featureshoot

Melanie Bonajo lives and works in The Netherlands. Her furniture bondage photographs from the project “All Cliches Are True” explore material objects and the role they play in society. About her work, Melanie says,”The furniture bondage series speaks of the impossible need to create a perfect harmony with the world around us by exploring seemingly opposing elements together: a choreography of magnetic fields lingering between attachment/detachment, bonded/liberated, subject/object.” Melanie has had several solo shows including “As Thrown Down From Heaven” at the PPOW Gallery in New York and “Modern Life of the Soul” at the Fette Gallery in Los Angeles.