Sara Bonache Rios (b. 1991) currently works and lives in Barcelona. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in 2014. Primarily working in painting, Bonache’s practice conveys a sense of emotional intimacy in her plants, exploring the complex relationship between the human body and nature.
Using soft tones in a style reminiscent of modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Bonache’s subject matter plays along the lines between the spiritual and earthly by evoking calm, comforting feelings that allow us to explore our relationship with the natural world.
Her paintings have been featured at a solo exhibition at Bombon Projects (Barcelona, 2022), as well as group exhibitions including ‘Life In Colour’ at The Room London (London, 2022), ‘Needful Things’ at Rodzlo Space (Berlin, Germany, 2022) and Uxval Gochez Gallery (Barcelona, 2021), ‘Todo es de Color’ at The Curators Room (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022), ‘HOTEL X HOTEL’ at Factoría del Arte (Madrid, Spain, 2017) and Kippenberger Tribute in Museo Carmen Thyssen (Málaga,Spain, 2017).
She is a resident artist at FASE (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain, 2021) and founder and editor of Unica Edicions (Barcelona, Spain). Features include Catalogue of Fine Art University Selection (University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2014)and the Catalogue Biennal d’Arts Plàstiques i Visuals de l’Alt Penedès i Garraf(2017). She has been awarded the Fundació Vila Casa Prize (Can Framis Museum, Barcelona, 2022), the XVI Francesco Gimeno Prize (Museu de Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain, 2022) and the Arts FAD Prize (Museu del Disseny, Barcelona, 2021).