about

Bonny Nahmias was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She moved to the United States in 2006 at the age of eighteen in protest of Israel’s mandatory military service. Nahmias first lived in Brooklyn, NY, where she explored performance art and the theatrical world. She later moved to San Francisco and received her BFA from California College of the Arts in sculpture and visual studies in 2016.  She has maintained involvement in arts organizations in New York and San Francisco and exhibited her work in group exhibitions at Hubbell Street Galleries, Southern Exposure, SOMArts, Asian Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California. Through a broad range of media that includes sculpture, performance and video, Nahmias examines human conflicts and sociopolitical subjects that relate to her background and upbringing in Israel. Torn between the desire to reach for and reject her birthplace, the results of her work can be seen as satirical love letters to her past and present.