The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Molly Bonnell (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and researcher based in London. With an emphasis on participatory and social practice, her work investigates the ways in which we care for ourselves, our planet and our communities. As a chronically ill Disabled person, their work explores the complicated relationship between the human body and the systems society has constructed to maintain it, often collaborating with marginalised groups within the disabled community, particularly those with mental health diagnoses and chronic illnesses. She is interested in the materiality of our everyday lives and discovering ways to translate traditional art and craft processes into accessible mediums. Through exploring these relationships, there is an opportunity to authentically and empathetically create a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Get in touch via or  @molly_bonnell.

Full CV and portfolio available on request.


MA Material Futures 2018 - 2020
Central Saint Martins (UAL) London, UK

BA(Hons) Textile Design 2016
Central Saint Martins (UAL) London, UK

BFA Fashion Design 2013 -2017
Parsons School of Design (The New School)
New York City, USA


Holding Space, Hauser & Wirth London, 2023
Social Research Association, Royal College of Physicians
London, 2023
Commensality, Permanent installation at Shaftesbury Forensic Unit, Springfield University Hospital London 2022
No Time Zone, United Matters Milan Design Week Italy 2022
Design in an Age of Crisis, London Design Biennale London 2021
showmessage[I love you] with United Matters, Chelsea College of Art London 2021
United Matters, Dutch Design Week Netherlands 2020
The Social and the Self in Isolation, London Design Festival London 2020
Material Futures, UAL Graduate Showcase 2020
Prendre Soin, La Maison POC Care Lille, France 2020
Propositions, Central Saint Martins UAL London, 2019
The Everyday Martian, Design Museum London 2019
Ministry of Loneliness, Tate Exchange at Tate Modern London, 2019
Fragilitas: Handle with Care, RECIPROCITY Design Liège Triennial Belgium 2019
Designing Desire, Central Saint Martins London 2019
Common ground, On the mend collective, The Affordable Art Fair London 2019
Future Factory, Design Museum London 2018
Fashion Futures, Council of Fashion Designers of America New York City 2017