Manuel Bonell is a Vienna based architect and media artist working with interactive projects and VR/XR installations. He graduated with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in June 2019, after receiving the Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Innsbruck. Manuel’s work is driven by the interest in reactive systems in a digital context and interactive applications in extended realities. He is currently working on an artistic-technological project - “Neurotrace” - funded by the City of Vienna, and on a VR videogame and media installation project “Radix”.
2016-2019 Master in Architecture (MArch), Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna AT
2012-2015 Bachelor of Architecture (BSc), UIBK, Innsbruck AT
2010-2012 Matura Interior Design, HTL, Imst AT
2009-2010 Spezialisierung, Chr. J. T., Brixen IT
2006-2009 Holzfachschule, Chr. J. T, Brixen IT
2020 Content Vienna Award 2020. Award from the Vienna Business Agency for digital creative projects. Vienna AT
2020 Funding for Visual Arts and New Media, Stadt Wien Kultur, Vienna AT
2019 Nomination for the Würdigungspreis, Academic Prize for Master Thesis Project, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna AT
2016 1. Preis des Landes Tirol für Neues Bauen 2016, Prize for the project "Building", Innsbruck AT
2016 Honorable Mention - Special Prize - BLUE AWARD 2016, Prize for the project "Building", Innsbuck AT
2016 1. Preis beim Rosenheimer Holzbaupreis, Prize for the project "Building", Innsbruck AT
2021 Pixel, Bytes + Film: Innovative Filmkunst aus Österreich. Virtual group exhibition in cooperation with Flavia Mazzanti
for the project "Sympoietic Bodies". Event organized by BMKÖS, ORF III - Kultur und Information, sound:frame, XR
HUB Bavaria, WKO. Vienna (AT)
2020 Marasms 1985. Bez Kanalizacijas mav civilizacijas! with Helvijs Savickis, Solo Exhibition, Multimedia Installation
2020 Sympoietic Bodies. Hybrid Short Film. Creative director and CGI Artist. Master Thesis Film by Flavia Mazzanti. Vienna AT
2019 The Projected Mind. Cognitive processes and its digital traces. Master Thesis exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts,
2018 Untitled ]a[ Rundgang, Group exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna AT
2018 BAR!¡CAD ]a[ Rundgang. Group exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna AT
2017 Me & Schröriger. Cast and Props. Collective Project. Produced by New Territories / IKA Vienna. Academy of Fine Arts,
Vienna AT. Different screenings by New Territories.
2017 Saknes / galotnes. Group exhibition with Helvijs Savickis. Rigas makslas telpa. Curator: Marta Juriane, Valters Liberts.
2017 Critical Environments III ]a[ Rundgang. Group exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna AT
2016 H33.7 Design project by timb¬ GesnbR (Manuel Bonell, Silvano Patton). Solo Exhibition. Styleconcept Design Art.
Gallerist Charly Walter, Innsbruck AT
2014 Vandalism beauty. Reading an image seeing the words. Photography group exhibition. Uni Innsbruck AT
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ART PROJECTS and EXHIBITIONS (selection)