Bonaventure uses music as an identity research tool along with practical and speculative initiatives to connect her African and European roots and investigate human relationships. Her compositions are expressive and intuitive, her palette takes form within complex and often contradictory influences -charged elements that achieve a distinct balance while continually testing boundaries. She is being admitted into the ranks of the more progressive International club nights, such as Janus x NON XCHANGE at Berghain Säule, CREEPY TEEPY Festival in Prague, the 404RCE night in Club ALL, Shanghai, Moogfest held in Durham, NC and H0l0 PTP night in NYC—sharing the bill with artists like Princess Nokia, LSDXOXO, Dinamarca, M.E.S.H., FAKA and Yves Tumor.
Her debut single “Complexion” was released on NON Worldwide in 2016, and features a remix by label co-founder Chino Amobi. That same year, Bonaventure teamed up with artist and writer Hannah Black and textile designer Ebba Fransén Waldhör to create the ever-growing piece “Anxietina” (at first commissioned by DIS magazine and BCR Radio), that have quickly earned the recognition of major art institutions such as ICA & Chisenhale Galery in London, MoMA PS1 in NYC and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In may 2017, Bonaventure released on the New York label PTP her debut EP “FREE LUTANGU”, a project that explore themes of institutional racism and oppression, and toured Europe, China and the United States to defend the work during live performances.
With a background in graphic design, Bonaventure has shifted her attention using both club and institutional spaces as a primary place of artistic research and experimentation. Yet, her formal design training can be seen in both her DJ sets and her productions, which assemble potent and uncompromising elements in close proximity in order to create a new sonic language.
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