Monica Bonvicini


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Monica Bonvicini (lives and works in Berlin) makes reference in her works to social-political events and their effects on society and, with that, investigates particularly the power structures permeating and shaping them. She uses diverse media, like drawing, sculpture, installation, video and photography to go into the relationship of architecture, gender roles, control and power. In this process, she always draws both viewers and the exhibition space and its surroundings into her reflections.

Monica Bonvicini has already exhibited at the Kunstverein in Hamburg several times, most recently in the exhibition, Political AffairsLanguage Is Not Innocent, for which she was also co-curator. Language is a central point of reference in her works. Bonvicini has designed the stamp, RAGE, casting it out of aluminium, as an exclusive edition. A commonplace office tool gains a cool elegance and dignity through the choice of the material, whilst below its surface things are proverbially seething.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2019
  • As Walls Keep Shifting, OGR, Turin (S)
    Monica Bonvicini, Belvedere 21, Wien (S)
    Political Affairs - Language Is Not Innocent, Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
  • 2018
  • The Street. Where the World is Made, MAXXI, Rom (G)
    Klassenverhältnisse - Phantoms of Perception, Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
  • 2017
  • 3612,54 m³ vs 0,05m³, Monica Bonvicini, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (S)
  • 2016
  • her hand around the room, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (S)
  • 2015
  • La Biennale di Venezia, Venedig (G)
  • 2012
  • Desire Desiese Devise, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (S)
  • 2009
  • Art Institute, Chicago
    Kunstmuseum Basel
    Frac des Pays de la Loire
  • 2003
  • Modern Art Oxford
    Secession, Wien
  • 2002
  • Palais de Tokyo, Paris