Txell Bonet (Barcelona, 1975) is a journalist and cultural activist, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication. She makes documentaries for the Arte channel and since 2000 has also worked for Catalan public television (TV3-C33) as well as for several public and private Catalan radio stations (Catalunya Ràdio, iCat fm, Rac1, Ona Catalana) working on programmes concerned with current affairs, social issues and culture. She has also worked on reports and documentaries about art. She has worked with Spanish public television (La2), and has contributed to various print media, such the La Vanguardia newspaper’s supplement ‘Magazine’ (a series of reports on the political changes in Burma/Myanmar). As a cultural activist on the underground scene, she was in charge of Gratx, a space used for exhibitions and concerts (2011-2015). Her books of poems “Detente bala”(2013) and “Blaus i Miracles”(2015), consist of the texts she used for her musical performances, which took place as far afield as Reykjavik. She is the partner of the activist Jordi Cuixart, the president of the cultural association Òmnium Cultural, who has been in preventive detention, at a distance of 650 km from his home, since October of 2017. Based on her personal experience of this situation, Bonet worked with the playwright Victoria Szpunberg on a performance piece called “Vis a vis”, which she performed in Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure. By the way, in Santiago’s Sierra’s exhibit, which was forcibly removed from Madrid’s major Arco art fair, Jordi Cuixart is classfied as political prisoner number 57.
Txell Bonet contributes to Contemporary Spanish Political Prisoners, May 31st 21.00 in De Balie.