Mauro Bonacina works in a variety of media, including installation, performance, sculpture, painting, video and sound.

His works act as a bridge between popular, accessible content on the one hand — in that they refer to motifs like stereotypes, fables and everyday scenes that are rooted in the collective — and establish a meta level in their precise formal translation that allows for reflection on art production, art historical references and the artist figure.

In the performative approach that usually characterises the finished product, there is a sense of contemplation about the process of the emergence of a work of art and the role of the artist, which operates on the threshold between control and coincidence.