Bonita Ely (Australia)

Art Gallery of New South Wales and UNSW Galleries

Bonita Ely is an Australian artist living in Sydney who creates conceptual, environmental and socio-political art through various media, such as sculpture, installation, performance, video, photography. Since the 1970s, she has been fascinated by science, communication, human impacts and the natural world, creating artworks that often use abject aesthetics, wry humour, her vivid imagination, lateral thinking, forensic research. Ely invites viewers to actively engage with her installations and performances, addressing existential issues – environmental destruction, cultural interface, feminism, the zeitgeist.