Born 1965 in Venice. Lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles The minimalist methods of a Michael Asher, with whom Bonvicini studied in 1991/92 at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), were transformed in the first presentation of »Plastered« in 1998. Instead of a static perceptual situation controlled by the artist’s experiment, visitors had an unpredictable participatory experience, with a high potential for comedy (at participants’ expense) that in turn deconstructed the sacred act of viewing art.
Excerpt from the catalog text »From Concept to Gesture« by Susanne von Falkenhausen