CV

Dominique Savitri Bonarjee, FR/IN/UK/JP/ZW

AliveNESS, visual art, writing


//  works and exhibitions

2021 Japamala, Idolon Studio Production / Kunstfest Weimar 2021, performance-installation with Ting Chaong-Wen

2021 Transition Happens Through the Left Hand, Unfix Festival 2021, livestream moving image

2020 Hypnomotor, Chisenhale Dance Space (UK), performance to camera

2020 AO, group exhibition, moving image, Beyond Measure, Cultural Institute, Uni Leeds

2020 Black Walks / Field Trip Project Asia, mixed media, group exhibition, National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Taiwan

2019 ILINX, mixed media installation & performance, Goldsmiths Project Space

2019 Collapse, choreography in public space, Chisenhale Dance Space (UK)

2019 Tales of Fabrication, performance lecture, ASAP symposium, Tai Kwun Art Centre, Hong Kong

2019 Let the Music Make Them Dance, installation, MARs Gallery, Goldsmiths University

2019 Crochet Resistance / Tales of Fabrication, film screening & talk, Tate Exchange, London

2019 Collapse: Brexit, public space action with participants, London

2019 How to get what you want, performance, electronic craft exhibition with KobaKant, Berlin

2018 outländish, residency & exhibition, Grüntaler Galerie Berlin

2018 Theorem, group exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

2018 Wild Kind, Group Exhibition & Performance, MARs Hub, Goldsmiths University

2018 Choreography as Gift, performance research project, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

2018 The Invisible Realm: Paths to Arcadia, Performance installation with Kyoko Fujiwara, Iwasaki Museum, Japan

2018 From here to there, Installation, Goldsmiths University

2017 Curves of the Hours, site-specific installation Nakanojo Biennale, Japan

2017 Sui Generis, performance installation, P-Bodies,Contemporary Performance Festival, Leipzig

2017 Between, group exhibition, A217 Gallery, London

2016 Loitering with Intent, group exhibition, People’s History Museum, Manchester

2016 Vacancies, group exhibition, Galerie Wedding, Berlin

2016 Collapse Manchester, performance in public space, Hazard 2016 Art Festival

2016 Sui Generis, mixed media installation & performance, Water Tower Art Festival, Bulgaria

2015 Dark Matters, performance-installation with Kaoru Murakami, Nakanojo Biennale, Japan

2015 Nameless, joint exhibition with Ryo Shimizu, Hagiso Gallery, Tokyo

2015 Field Trip Project Asia, NIE Gallery Singapore; Vargas Museum, Philippines

2015 ‘Collapse Nº1 – Shimbashi, Tokyo‘ | Performance in public space

2015 Butoh Exchange International Dancers Series, Art Centre Keio University

2014 Nothingness, Tatwerk Berlin | dance and voice performance

2014 Black March Berlin | Performance in public space.

2014 Solo Butoh Exhibition, CCCP Gallery, Tokyo | curated by Natsu Nakajima.

2014 Butoh Spring, Tatwerk Berlin | performance and workshop.

2013 RED, Isamu Noguchi Room, Art Centre, Keio University | with Yosuke Fujita

2013 Being and Seeing, Kyozon Gallery, Tokyo | performance with composer Yas Kaz

2013 ‘Making Tracks’ ONCA Gallery, UK | Group exhibition

2013 ‘Pas de Deux’, Block House Gallery, Tokyo | video installation & performance

2013  Pas de Deux, Urban Guild, Kyoto | video installation & performance

2013 Future Shorts, Chiyoda Arts 3331, Tokyo | video installation & performance

2013 Black Box, Gallery éf, Tokyo | installation & performance with sound artist Arihiro Yamada

2013 Instructions for Walks, Parlour Showrooms Gallery, Bristol | sound piece

2013 Black Marche, 59 Rivoli Gallery , Dimanche Rouge, Paris | Participatory performance in public space

2013 Third Life Hagiso Gallery, Tokyo |  group exhibition

2013 Black Walk London |  performance in public space

2012 Time Winds by Yoshito Ohno, Kazuo Ohno Festival, Bank Art, Yokohama | group performance

2012 Black Box, Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, Yokohama

2012 Black Walking Piece Tokyo | performance in public space

2012 Future Shorts Japan, 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo | performance in artist Sandra Goldmann’s installation

2011 No Spitting, Dorset Estate (2011)  |  artist and curator with Mihaela Varzari

2010 Move – Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery | performer in Nevin Aladag’s ‘Raise the Roof’

2010 Barcelona Butoh Festival | solo performance

2010 Catching Shadows, V&A Museum, London | performance in designer Juliana Sissons’ costume installation

2010 The Theatre of the Viscera, La Nef-Manufacture d’Utopies, Paris | residency and installation combining in collaboration with Ingrid Hu and Matt Jackson

2010 Environmental Entanglement, Cold Comfort Farm, Connecticut | sculpture & dance collaboration

2010 The Dali Project, Labapalooza Festival, St Ann’s Warehouse New York | Performer for Puppet Junction.

2009 Spice Festival Hackney Empire, London | Solo Performance

2008 First Position, Seamus Ryan Photographic Studio, London | site-specific performance installation | Supported by Arts Council England

2008 Buried Images, BAC Scratch Festival London| performance installation

2008 Waking/Preservation, Collision Festival London | audio-visual performance collaboration with Matt Jackson

2008 Rehearsal for a Stage Show, Camley St Gardens, London | performance collaboration with Rosie Cooper

2008 Strandings, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich  | performance collaboration with Cie. Tand | supported by Kulturstiftung & TanzHaus, Zurich


// talks and presentations

2019 Contemporary Drawing Research Forum, Drawing Room Gallery, London

2019 Old Lands, New Ground, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP), Hong Kong

2019 Futures of the Real, Goldsmtihs Postgraduate Conference, London

2018 Compost, Composition, Constellation, Practice Research Event, Goldsmiths University, UK

2018 Intelligent Futures, CHASE Conference, University of Sussex, UK

2018 Theorem: Doctoral Research in the Visual Arts, Cambridge School of Art, UK

2017 Sacred Places, Liverpool Hope University, UK

2015 ‘Body in the Contemporary City’, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona.

2015 ‘Beyond Contamination‘, Performance Studies International PSi Conference | Aomori Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.

2015 ‘Where to? The future of walking arts‘, Falmouth University, UK.

2014 Berlin Butoh Festival, round table moderator, Berlin.


// awards & support

Cloud Dans Lab, The Hague, artist in residence, 2019

Cloud Dans Lab, The Hague, artist in residence, 2018

Invention Creativity Experience Award, Goldsmiths University, 2018

Nakanojo Biennale, artist residency, Nakanojo, Gunma, Japan, 2017

Sasakawa Foundation Grant, UK-Japan, 2015

Institut Français Tokyo. 2015

Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Fund, 2011

Make A Difference, Tower Hamlets Community Awards, UK, 2011

Puppet Centre Trust UK, 2010

La NEF, artist in residence, 2010, Paris, France

European Cultural Foundation award 2009

Arts Council England Grant 2008


// workshops & teaching

2017, Body Material workshop, Sacred Places Conference, Liverpool Hope University

2015 – present, ‘Body Material’ performance workshops, London

2014 ‘Revolt of the body: introduction to Butoh’, Dance Foundation Course, Harare Zimbabwe

2014 Performance workshop, Tatwerk Berlin

2010-2012 Workshops in India, Norway and USA


// education

Performance & Art

Art PhD Research Candidate (current) |  Goldsmith’s University of London >>
MA Performance Art, 2007 | Central St Martins School of Art, London