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 the artistic-technological BCI + VR project - “Neuro-Traces” - which won the Content Vienna Award in 2020 and on the creative social VR Game “Garden of Akori”.

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EDUCATION:

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

                         Riga LVA

2019                The Projected Mind. Cognitive processes and its digital traces. Master Thesis exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts,

                         Vienna AT

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                Saknes / galotnes. Group exhibition with Helvijs Savickis. Rigas makslas telpa. Curator: Marta Juriane, Valters Liberts.

                         Riga LVA

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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