Shannon Bono produces symbolic and figurative compositions that position blackness and womanhood as a source of knowledge and understanding, advocating for the presence of black bodies and culture. In re-imagining these bodies as sites of modernity, she resists colonial narratives and proposes the body as an integralmconduit of strength, symbolism, and vulnerability.

Shannon Bono (b.1995, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. She received her PGCE in Academic Practice from University of the Arts London in 2021 and her MA in Art and Science from Central St Martins in 2019. Recent exhibitions include Bold, Black, British at Christie’s, London, A War with No Winner, Grove Collective, London, and I am not a Goddess….unless I say I am, SABO Art and Amar Sigh Gallery, Lagos. She was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 and has held residencies at Anderson Gallery and the Koppel Project among others.