Bonilla’s multidisciplinary practice spans across collage, photography, video and sculpture, through to larger installations and site-specific interventions.
In her compositions Bonilla often appropriates mass-produced imagery from sources such as discarded books, fashion magazines and catalogues. Taking this existing imagery she subverts its original meaning through subtle alterations or amendments which reconfigure, pervert and dismantle the original image source. Her sculptures and installations follow the same subtle approach, often combining discarded domestic materials with ‘randomly’ selected objects. Playfully, yet seriously, she combines material to create ephemeral assemblages and installations, usually precarious in nature.
Throughout her work, themes of domesticity, the ideals of beauty, ‘life-style’, and other social constructs are questioned, corrupted and undermined through minimal, yet skilful assemblage and modification.