Boni Cairncross is an artist and early-career researcher based in Sydney, Australia. Drawing on histories of performance and contemporary textiles, her art practice explores the human body. Most recently, this has focused on the historical, social and political ideologies that have become entangled in ways of sensing. Her work has taken shape as durational performance, textile processes, installation and real-time documentation.
Boni has performed and exhibited widely throughout Australia, including at Underbelly Arts Festival, Ideas Platform – Artspace, Bus Projects, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Sawtooth and PICA. In June 2018, she travelled to France as a collaborating artist in Sara Morawetz’s durational performance Etalon. In 2017, she presented her research at PSi #23: Overflow in Hamburg, Germany. Boni holds a BCA (Hons) in Visual Art (UOW) and recently submitted a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies (UNSW). She is currently lecturing in Visual Art at the University of Wollongong.