BIOGRAPHY

Contact the artist:

P.O. Box 549, Station ‘A’
Vancouver BC, Canada V6C 2N3
Tel: 1 604-254-1405
info@bonifacho-art.com

BACKGROUND

1937 Born, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1973 Emigrated to Canada
1976 Became a Canadian citizen
1976 Member of CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation)
1991 Registered in Canadian Who’s Who
1998 Registered in Serbian Who’s Who in the Diaspora
2003 Registered in Who’s Who in America
2011 Registered in Who's Who in the World

EDUCATION

1957-59 Sumatovachka School of Art, Belgrade. Drawing and painting
Painting and Drawing, graduating from Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade
Architecture, graduating from Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade
1966-85 Atelier Kruger, Frankfurt, Germany. Old Master techniques in printing and restoration

GRANTS

1996 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1998 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1999 Canada Council Travel Grant for exhibition in Havana, Cuba
2000 British Columbia Arts, Council Grant for retrospective at Galerija Progres, Belgrade
2000 Canada Council Travel Grant for retrospective in Belgrade
2001 Canada Council Travel Grant for exhibition at Savremena Galerija Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia
2002 Canada Council Travel Grant for exhibition at Galerija Matica Srpska, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

EYES OVER THE CITY

1959-65 Initiated and developed the painting of large-scale imagery on the roofs and exteriors of buildings in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1961, together with several assistants, Bonifacho was the first artist to engage in the production of performance art in Belgrade. Filmed and interviewed by television and radio from both western and eastern Europe.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1978 Alberta Landscapes, Gallery Scollard, Toronto, ON
1979 Alberta Landscapes, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1982 Blackboards, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1982 Blackboards, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1987 Combustion, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1988 Combustion, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 Combustion, Quan-Schieder Gallery, Toronto, ON
1990 Scotland, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1990 Scotland, Quan-Schieder Gallery, Toronto, ON
1991 Earth and Fire, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992 Parallelograms, Doheny Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Scotland, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1993 Small Works, Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 La Habana, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC,
1995 Earth and Fire, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1995 Blackboards, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1996 Scotland, Gallery Nova, Vancouver, BC
1996 Peloponnesus, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Parallelograms, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1999 Al Campo Santo, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 Al Campo Santo, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 Retrospective, 25 Years in Canada, Galerija Progres, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2000 Al Campo Santo, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
2001 Peloponnesus, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001 Lexicon Cosri, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Blackboards, Savremena Galerija Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia
2002 Retrospective, Galerija Matice Srpske, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
2002 Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Habitat Pixel, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 IDS-Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany
2006 Moderato Cantabile, Foster/ White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Moderato Cantabile, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Je t’aime, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 New Work, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto ON
2008 Blackboards Retrospective, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Human Farm, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Recent Work, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009 Human Farm, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Recent Work, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Montparnesse Series, Hessinger Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2010 The Garage Series, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 In Nucleo, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 In Nucleo, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 In Nucleo, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 Habitat Pixel, Ian Tan Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 Inside Habitat Pixel, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
2012 Skalamerija Time, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 Testament Papers, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 New Works, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 Grazioso Sempre, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Grazioso Sempre, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Shooting Notes, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto . ON
2015 42 Years Retrospective, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016 Return to Babilonija, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016 In Nucleo Series. Foster/White Gallery, Seattle

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

1979 BC Artists Show, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, Vancouver, BC
1983 Open October Salon, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1984 Warehouse Show, Vancouver, BC
1985 FESF Narodna Biblioteka, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1986 BC Artists at the Square, Vancouver, BC
1987 BC Artists at the Square, Vancouver, BC
1987 BC Artists at the Square, Vancouver, BC
1987 101 Vancouver Artists, Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, BC
1988 Three Artists, Wade Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 North of the Border, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
1990 Artropolis 90, Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC
1990 Contemporary Art Abroad, National Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1991 The Stendahl Effect, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
1992 Combustion Series, Patrick Doheny Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992 Scotland Series, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1993 Inaugural Exhibition of new Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1993 Artropolis 1993, Vancouver, BC
1993 Curator’s Choice, Patrick Doheny Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994 Group show, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994 Four Artists, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1994 Curator’s Choice, Patrick Doheny Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994 Three Artists from the Permanent Collection, Richmond Art Gallery, BC
1995 30th Anniversary Exhibition, (5 artists), Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 West Coast Artists, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1996 Three Artists, Gallery Nova, Vancouver, BC
1995 West Coast Artists, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
1996 Two Artists, Gango Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Collective Show, Kimsey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997 The Time Machine, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
1997 The Canadian Collection at APEC 1997, Vancouver, BC
1998 Permanent Collection, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1999 Jack Shadbolt: A Tribute, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 35-Year Anniversary, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2002 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2003 Art & Science, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2004 Toronto International Art Fair,
2004 Coloration, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Summer Gallery Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Summer Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Summer Souvenirs, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 25 Years • 25 Artists, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2006 Bau-Xi at Oni One, Toronto, ON
2006 Toronto International Art Fair
2007 Toronto International Art Fair
2008 Toronto International Art Fair
2008 Red Dot, New York, NY
2008 Los Angeles International Art Fair
2009 Toronto International Art Fair
2010 Toronto International Art Fair
2010 Hong Kong International Art Fair
2010 Embody the Full Spectrum of Light, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2010 Olive Brunch Group Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Toronto International Art Fair
2012 Toronto International Art Fair
2012 San Francisco International Art Fair
2014 Pure Abstraction, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 3x3 Group Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Colour Lab Exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015 Bau-Xi Art Gallery 50 years anniversary exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 "Departure", Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Toronto International Art Fair
2016 Gallery Artists Exhibtion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016 Toronto International Art Fair

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS *

The Acom Corporation, Seattle, WA
Agnelli Corporation, Ferrara, Italy
Berost Corporation, Toronto, ON
Brazilian Coffee Producers, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Vancouver, BC
Cadillac Fairview, Toronto, ON
Canaccord Capital Corporation, Vancouver, BC
Canadian Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Department of
Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
Carleton University Collection, Ottawa, ON
Cecconi Simone Inc., Toronto, ON
CISS Group, Toronto, ON
Clark, Wilson & Co., Vancouver, BC
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
Devon Productions, Minneapolis, MN
D.L.Stevenson & Son, Scarborough, ON
DT&Shop, Bad Bocklet, Mangelsfeld, Germany
Eric Law and Rutberg Ltd., Palm Desert, CA
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
First Service Corporation,Vancouver, BC
First City Trust, Toronto, ON
Museum of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Green Circle Management Inc., Vancouver, BC
Helin Marketing Group, Toronto, ON
James Hoggan & Associates, Vancouver, BC
J.P. Morgan Securities Asia, Tokyo,
Kinkoss Gold Corporation, L.O.M.
Mr. Jax Fashion, Vancouver
Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbia
National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
National Museum, Kralijevo, Serbia
National Museum (Serbs in the Diaspora), Belgrade, Serbia
Olivetti SA, Milan, Italy
Pacific Language Institute,Vancouver, BC
Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Pazmac Enterprises, Langley, BC
Politika Publishing Group, Belgrade, Serbia
Polygon Homes Ltd., Vancouver, BC
Republic of Serbia, Ottawa, ON
Richmond Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Richmond, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Serbian Academy of Art and Science, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The Strand Corp., Vancouver, BC
Tiffin Capital Corporation, Vancouver, BC
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Western Security, Vancouver, BC
Evergreen Cultural Centre Foundation. Coquitlam, BC
GMP Securities Europe LLP London England
University of Arkansas, Fortsmith, AR
Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

* Works also held in numerous private collections, internationally.

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

1964 Yugoslavian Television, Belgrade, “Binoculars”, documentary series
1965 Italian Television, Studio Uno, Rome
1965 French Television Program 2, Paris
1993 Arts Program, Roger’s Cable, Victoria, BC
1995 Arts Program, Roger’s Cable, Victoria, BC
2000 Television Serbia, Art Press Preview, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2000 Third Channel, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, interviewer Vitka Vujovic
2000 Television Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, interviewer Nadja Ivanji
2000 TV Metropolis, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, interviewer Anita Panic
2001 CBC French TV, Vancouver, BC, interviewer Meriam Anderson
2002 TV Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Guest on various radio programs and talk shows in Europe and Canada.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS (in chronological order)

Zoran Plavsic, “Eyes over the city”, Ilustrovana Politika, Belgrade
Mirjana Kuburovic, “Ground zero alert”, Politika, Belgrade
Kosta Dimitrijevic, “My canvases are expensive”, Arena, Zagreb
Duska Arezina, Alberta landscapes, exhibition catalogue, Scollard Gallery, Toronto, exhibition catalogue essay
Roger Boulet, Blackboards, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, essay, exhibition catalogue
Mia Johnson, “Bonifacho”, Artmagazine, Toronto, review of exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
S. Jovic, “Painter of progress and despair”, Hello, Belgrade
Zika Milutinovic, “Survival is not guaranteed” Ilustrovana Politika, Belgrade
Miljana Laketic, “Terror at ground zero”, Galaxia, Belgrade
Sherrill Grace, “Bonifacho at Atelier Gallery”, Vanguard, review of exhibition, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
B. Komad, “Domestic chances are better”, Novosti, Belgrade
Elizabeth Godley, “Bonifacho”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, review of exhibition, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
Louise Lassagne, “Bonifacho à la Heffel Gallery”, Le Soleil de Colombie, Vancouver, exhibition review Heffel Gallery, Vancouver
Linda Genereux, “Bonifacho’s apocalyptic visions”, Metropolis, Toronto, review of exhibition, Quan-Schieder Gallery, Toronto
Mia Johnson, “Bonifacho”, Preview of the Visual Arts, Vancouver, preview of exhibition, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver
Regina Hackett, “North of the order”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, review of exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
Sheila Farr , “Canadian art comes south of the border”, The Herald, Seattle, review of exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
D. Lakic, “The return of the paintings” Politika, Belgrade,
P. Pavlovic, “Bonifacho”, National Museum, Belgrade, exhibition catalogue essay
Peter Aspell, “Bratsa Bonifacho”, curator’s statement, catalogue, Artropolis, Vancouver
Nikola Kusovac, “A hearty welcome”, Illustrovana Politika, Belgrade
Aristides Gazetas, Bonifacho, Richmond News, Richmond, review of exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Ann Rosenberg, “New expressions”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver
John Armstrong, “Abstractionist lays bloody, brutal memories on the bull’s eye”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver
Ted Lindberg, “Bonifacho’s parallelograms” Preview of the Visual Arts, preview, exhibition at Doheny Fine Art, Vancouver
Ann Rosenberg, “Capturing motion”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver
Gabriele Ailey, “Buying Bonfacho”, In Between Times, Richmond
Gabriele Ailey, “Past and future of the arts”, Rag Time, Richmond, BC
Amir Ali Alibhai, Bonifacho, exhibition catalogue essay, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond,
“Art Show – A vivid reminder”, review of exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond News, Richmond,
Ann Rosenberg, “Richmond comes of age”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, review of exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery
Jeanne Baillaut, “La Habana de Bonifacho”, Le Soleil de Colombie, Vancouver, review, exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Robert Ames. “Three Vancouver painters”, Victoria Times Colonist, Victoria, review, exhibition at Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
Nebojsa Jankovic, “Srpski visokoletac na kpaju Sveta”, Nase Gore List, Belgrade
Nikola Korbutouski, “E da: Braco Bonifacije”, Nedeljna Borba, Belgrade,
Barry Link, “No simple art”, Richmond News, review of Parallelograms exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond
Ted Lindberg. “Parallelograms”, Artichoke, Calgary
Nebojsa Jankovic, “Braca Bonifacije: 1/4 veka rada u Vankuveru”, Kisobran, Vancouver
Braca Bonifacije, “Havana moje mladosti”, Kisobran, Vancouver
Joan Richardson, “Bratsa Bonifacho: Al Campo Santo”, Vie des Arts, Montreal, review of exhibition at Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria
Nebojsa Jankovic, “Al Campo Santo”, Kisobran, Vancouver, review of exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Dragomir Brajkovic, “Bonifacije: zapisi iz Kanade”, Knjizevne Novine, Belgrade
Stana Ristic, “Vreme istine”, Politika, Belgrade
G. Popovic, “Gost u svom gradu”, Politika, Belgrade
Dragana Petrovic, “Vankuver zamirse na Srbiju”, Oko, Frankfurt
Petar Djuza, “Heraldika apokalipse”, Politika, Belgrade
Djordje Kadijevic, “Gravitacija” NIN, Belgrade
Gordana Popovic, “Zabranjen ulaz u atelje” Politika, Belgrade
Gordana Popovic, “Moj Beograd se ne menja” Kisobran, Vancouver
N. Trpenikolovski, “Boja c krova na platnu”, Ilustrovana Politika, Belgrade
B.G., “U Vancouver redovno sanjam Beograd”, Beograd Ekspres, Belgrade
Christian Parenti, “Art in the enemy camp”, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, review of Retrospective: 25 Years in Canada, at Galerija Progres, Belgrade
Kate Cino, “Sacred landscape painter Bonifacho”, Boulevard, Victoria
Robert Amos, “The visceral language of paint”, Times Colonist, Victoria
Mia Johnson, “Opet dosao da pokupi svoje boje”, translated by Jovo Bajicand, first published in Novi Ekspres, Belgrade and reprinted in Knjizevne Novine, Belgrade
Nikola Korbutovksi, “Dug ut do Kanadskih galerija”, Borba Beograd, Belgrade
Branka Jajic, “Crne table otpora”, Novine Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin
Vladimir Bolhorves, “Braca Bonifacije medju Vojvodjanima”, Dnevnik, Novi Sad
Gordana Popovic, “Pun grad lepote”, Politika, Belgrade
Anita Panic, “Po Krovovima Sveta”, Prestup, Belgrade
Robyn Laurence, Bonifacho’s Habitat Pixel”, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver
Borko Gvozdenovic, Covek Zvani Braca Bonifacije”, Politika, Belgrade
Trpe Trpenikolovski, “Bonifacije se vrala kuci, Ekspres, Belgrade
Mia Johnson, “Bratsa Bonifacho”, Preview: The Gallery Guide, preview of exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver.
Nikolic, Teodora, “Secanja Braca Bonifacija”, Glorija, Belgrade
Heart Disease, illustration, Harper's, New York, NY (June 2001)
Cantor, Allyn, “Bratsa Bonifacho: Moderato Cantabile, Preview: The Gallery Guide, Vancouver, 2006
Farr, Sheila, “An Artist’s Dark Images”, Seattle Times, Feb 2008
Galleries West, "Bratsa Bonifacho: Inside Habitat Pixel" by Beverly Cramp, Winter issue, 2011
Language Awareness Book, cover image, Bedford/St. Martins, Boston, MA, cover image
Facts of Matter, illustrations, The Rotarian, Evanston, IL
Vancouver Sun, "Bratsa Bonifacho: Painter Peers Into Hidden Digital World", by Kevin Griffin, Mar 20, 2012
Georgia Straight, "Bratsa Bonifacho: Inside Habitat Pixel", by Robin Laurence, Feb 29, 2012
Cantor, Allyn, "Bratsa Bonifacho: Grazioso Sempre" Preview Of Visual Arts, Vancouver, 2014
Politika, Beograd, " Bonifacho, Cetrdeset Godina u Vankuveru", 2014
Vancouver Autumn 2016, Bonifacho Artist Profile, The Power of Symbols

CATALOGUES

Alberta Landscapes, Scollard Gallery, Toronto, 1978
Bratsa Bonifacho (Blackboard series). Burnaby Art Gallery, 1982
Bonifacije: 25 Godina u Kanada/Bonifacho: 25 Years in Canada, retrospective exhibition, Galerija Progres, Belgrade, 2000
Bonifacho: Habitat Pixel, Bau-Xi Gallery and Foster/White Gallery, 2004
Bonifacho: Landscape Paintings, 2005, retrospective catalogue
Bonifacho: Combustion + Earth and Fire, 2005, retrospective catalogue
25Years • 25 Artists, Richmond Art Gallery, 2005
Bonifacho: Parallelograms, retrospective catalogue, 2006
Bonifacho: Blackboards, retrospective catalogue, 2006
Bonifacho: La Habana + Peloponessus, retrospective catalogue, 2007
Retrospective 1973-2013: 40 Years in Vancouver, hard cover book, 2012
Testament Papers: Vancouver 2012-2013, hard cover book, 2014

 

 

 
 

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