BIANCA SHONEE ARROYO-KREIMES
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Shonee once had a dream about an Earth devoid of human life. Her fantasy compelled her to augment her own version of panspermia using video as a medium. Through animation and installation, she explores humankind’s relationship to the natural world. In particular, its detachment from it. Shonee’s work questions ways in which nature too can technologically evolve alongside humanity in the digital age and how in turn, technology can also be seen as a sort of superorganism. Her practice explores the interplay between artificial and non-artificial entities by simulating environments where the neo-biological is emphasised against our anthropocentric reality and the detrimental impact civilization has left on once flourishing biodiversities. Fascinated by the surreal forms found in nature, the mathematical intricacies of patterns, of structures and species, colours, sounds, and textures; growing up on the edge of a jungle in Costa Rica fuels her creative practice as she strives to resurrect the meaning of nature’s place in her own life now as both an urbanite and multidisciplinary artist. The emergence of what could be, and not of what is, addresses the symbiosis between reality and artifice in her work in vivo, in vitro, in situ, and in silico. In doing this, her practice strives to simplify humankind, relegating its desire to separate itself from nature to the convergence of emergent biological and technological life forms.


EDUCATION Concordia University /MFA Intermedia / Montréal, Canada / 2024 (tentative)
Concordia University / BFA Film Animation / Montréal, Canada / 2020
Humber College / Diploma Visual and Digital Arts / Toronto, Canada / 2013


PRESS


COMMISSIONED
VIRTUAL REALITY / GAMES

INSTALLATIONS 
Animation / L’Exil Vaut Le Voyage (dir. Félix Dagenais
- National Film Board of Canada, Quartier des Spectacles , 2020

FEATURES / SHORTS
Animation / Art Direction / Dope Is Death (dir. Mia Donovan) - Eye Steel Film, 2019
Storyboard / Rufus Wainwright - Trouble In Paradise (Official Music Video) (dir. Mia Donovan) - 2019

EXHIBITIONS
Cuccr Residency Exhibition / Group Exhibition / Vav Gallery / Montreal, QC 2018 
Then, Now, Next: Society For Animation Studies / Group Exhibition / Montreal, QC 2018


AWARDS
2021, Concordia Merit Scholarship
2020, Degree Honors: With Distinction
2020, Orange Shirt Bursary
2020, Cinema Development Fund

RESIDENCIES

Residency / Vav Gallery / Montreal, QC / February - March, 2018
Residency / Jeunes Volontaires / Montreal, QC / September, 2018 – September, 2018
Grant / FASA / Montreal, QC  /  April, 2019


SCREENINGS
11th International Inter University Short Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladash (07/29/2019) Giraf 15 / Possible Worlds Short Pack, Calgary, Canada (09/22/2019)
Sistership TV / Episode: Blob Descending a Staircase, Ottawa, Canada (8/18/2019)
Cold Call Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (02/09/2017)
Concordia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (05/02/2018)
Vid & Sound Bime Pro, Bilbao, Spain (10/24/2018)
FASA Film Nights, Montreal, Canada (09/18/2018)
FliQs Film Night, Montreal, Canada (04/02/2019)