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b. 1965, Italy

Monica Bonvicini Biography

Best known for large-scale sculptural installations that employ different materials and mediums, Monica Bonvicini incorporates elements of architecture, performance, photography, video, painting, and collage in her work. Using dry and direct humor, she confronts issues of subjectivity, power, barriers, control, and institutional critique. Bonvicini’s art establishes a critical connection within the space where it is exhibited, the materials that define it, and the roles of spectator and creator.

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Bonvinci was born in Venice, Italy in 1965 and currently lives and works in Berlin. She holds degrees from the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (now known as the Universität der Künste) and from the California Institute of the Arts.

Since 2003, she has held a position as Professor for Performative Arts and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Notably, Bonvinci’s work has been featured in many prominent biennials, including the Berlin Biennale (1998; 2003; 2014); La TriennaIe, Paris (2012); the Istanbul Biennale (2017; 2003), and the Venice Biennale (1999; 2001; 2005; 2011; 2015). She has had solo exhibitions at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016/17); Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany (2013); Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (2012); Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malága, Spain (2011); the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2011); Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2009); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2003); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002). Bonvicini also received the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999) and she was appointed Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2012.


Monica Bonvicini Featured Artworks

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Your Anger (Crystal Beach) by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Monica BonviciniYour Anger (Crystal Beach), 2019Tempera and spraypaint on Fabriano-Paper
100 x 150 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Pleasant by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniPleasant, 2021Asphalt Color on mirror
150 x 100 x 0.4 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
40% Pure by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica Bonvicini40% Pure, 2000/2021Humidifier, whiskey, pedestal
30 x 45 x 33 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Joy Power Humor Resistance by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniJoy Power Humor Resistance, 2021Red double neon tubes letters, power cable
58 x 115 x 4 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Come On Home/pink by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniCome On Home/pink, 2021Murano glass, mirror, ash wood
12.6 x 55 x 50 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Come On Home/grey by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniCome On Home/grey, 2021Murano glass, mirror, ash wood
12.6 x 55 x 50 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Come On Home/blue by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniCome On Home/blue, 2021Murano glass, mirror, ash wood
12.6 x 55 x 50 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Love by Monica Bonvicini contemporary artwork sculpture
Monica BonviciniLove, 2020Round steel chain, industrial chrome plated
42 x 117 x 4.5 cm
KÖNIG GALERIE Contact Gallery

Monica Bonvicini Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Monica Bonvicini Represented By

KÖNIG GALERIE contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany KÖNIG GALERIE Berlin, London, Seoul

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