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Monica Bonvicini

28 June 2019 to 27 October 2019
Belvedere 21Belvedere
Since the mid-1990s Monica Bonvicini has been exploring political, social and institutional situations and their impact on society as well as on the conditions of artistic production. Her work is direct, merciless, political and not without a (wry) sense of humour. In the process she focuses on the relationship between architecture, gender roles, control mechanisms and dispositifs of power. Bonvicini has a multimedia approach and uses drawing, sculpture, installation, video and photography in equal measure.
For the Belvedere 21, Bonvicini has developed a site-specific and space-consuming installation that engages with the architecture of the museum. Here, the artist is less interested in the formal and technical aspects of the architecture than in the social and political power structures that are expressed in the constructed space and have an impact on people.
Born in Venice in 1965, the artist studied in Berlin and at CalArts, California. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo shows and biennales around the world and won important prizes such as the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin (2005), and the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale (1999). From 2003 Bonvicini spent 15 years as a professor of performative art and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, thereby leaving her mark on a new generation of Viennese artists who are now coming of age. In 2017 she became professor of sculpture at Berlin University of the Arts. Monica Bonvicini lives and works in Berlin.

Curated by Axel Köhne.