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Monica Bonvicini at Kunsthalle Bielefeld
Exhibition | Bielefeld

Monica Bonvicini at Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Monica Bonvicini: LOVER'S MATERIAL

October 10, 2020 - January 17, 2021

The show’s title, LOVER‘S MATERIAL is a reference to the author Franz Schulzes characterization of the relationship between Johnson and his partner Jon Stroup. In Schulze’s biography of Johnson, Stroup is described as «comfortably passive». For Bonvicini, this opened up the notion that relationships can also be defined as something both objectifying and rationalizing. Starting with this idea, the whole exhibition delves into the relationships—economic and private, as well as political—that are linked to exhibition spaces. How can the artist’s relationship to the museum’s site, its works of art, its visitors, or its employees be defined, and what kind of dependencies are created?

Monica Bonvicini at Belvedere 21
Exhibition | Wein, Austria

Monica Bonvicini at Belvedere 21

I CANNOT HIDE MY ANGER

June 27 - October 27, 2019

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 dry sense of humor. In the process, she focuses on the relationship between architecture, gender roles, control mechanisms, and devices of power. Bonvicini has a multimedia approach, using drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and photography. For the Belvedere 21—originally the Austrian pavilion at the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958—she has developed a site-specific and space-consuming installation that reacts radically to Karl Schwanzer’s architecture. As such, it reflects male-dominated power structures, which are expressed just as much in the constructed space as in art history, politics and language.

Monica Bonvicini and Pope.L in the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2018 Benefit Exhibition
Benefit Exhibition | New York

Monica Bonvicini and Pope.L in the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2018 Benefit Exhibition

Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts

November 29 – December 15, 2018

Monica Bonvicini and Pope.L are included in Foundation for Contemporary Art's sixteenth benefit exhibition, "Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts," on view November 29 through December 15 at Gladstone Gallery. All proceeds benefit FCA, the non-for-profit organization founded in 1963 by Jasper Johns and John Cage. 

Monica Bonvicini in New Glass Review 39
Book | New York

Monica Bonvicini in New Glass Review 39

Corning Museum of Glass

2018

Monica Bonvicini's hot-sculpted glass sculpture, Bonded, was selected to be a part of the New Glass Review 39

Aziz Alqatami of GCC and Monica Bonvicini in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale
Biennale | Venice

Aziz Alqatami of GCC and Monica Bonvicini in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

The Cruising Pavilion

May 24 – July 1, 2018

Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Atelier Aziz Alqatami of artist collective GCC and Monica Bonvicini on their inclusion in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. The pavilion calls into question hetero-normative considerations of architectural space.

Monica Bonvicini at Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition | Berlin

Monica Bonvicini at Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art

3612,54 M³ VS 0,05 M³

September 16, 2017 – February 26, 2018

Conceived for the large exhibition hall of the Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Bonvicini's installation amongst other things investigates the term facade and its function. The show runs parallel to the 15th Istanbul Biennale in which the artist is also participating and features elements from both cities - Berlin and Istanbul.

Monica Bonvicini & Martha Rosler at Monnaie de Paris
Exhibition | Paris

Monica Bonvicini & Martha Rosler at Monnaie de Paris

Women House

October 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Women House is the meeting of two notions: a gender - the female - and a space - the domestic one. Architecture and public space have been masculine while the domestic space was for a long time the prison or the shelter of women: this historical evidence is nevertheless not a fatality and the exhibition Women House shows this. 

Monica Bonvicini to give Atlantic Lecture
Artist Lecture | Claremont, CA

Monica Bonvicini to give Atlantic Lecture

Claremont Graduate University

November 2, 2017

This year the Atlantic Lecture looks beyond our national boundary across the ocean. Monica Bonvicini is an Italian artist who lives and works in Berlin and teaches sculpture and performance at the Akedemie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. She is one of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from the mid-1990s. Her multi-faceted practice, which investigates the relationship between architecture, power, gender, space, surveillance, and control, is translated into works that question the meaning of making art, the ambiguity of language, and the limits and possibilities attached to the ideal of freedom.

Art, Architecture, Sex, and Power: Monica Bonvicini in Conversation
Artist Talk | Los Angeles

Art, Architecture, Sex, and Power: Monica Bonvicini in Conversation

Claremont Graduate University

November 1, 2017

Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles, in conjunction with Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Art and its Atlantic Lecture Series, presents an evening with renowned artist Monica Bonvicini, in conversation with Jonathan T. D. Neil, Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles.

Monica Bonvicini included in the 15th Istanbul Biennial
Biennial | Istanbul

Monica Bonvicini included in the 15th Istanbul Biennial

a good neighbor

September 16 - November 12, 2017

From September 16 – November 12, the 15th Istanbul Biennial—which is curated by Elmgreen & Dragset and is centered around the concept of “a good neighbor”—will be staged across six venues in the heart of the Turkish city.

Details about the highly-anticipated exhibition have been released periodically over the past year, initially making waves in April 2016 when the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset was selected as the 2017 curators. Their appointment was a notable first for the Biennial, which had previously never seen artists moonlight in a curatorial role.

Monica Bonvicini at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Exhibition | Gateshead, United Kingdom

Monica Bonvicini at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

her hand around the room

November 18, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce that Monica Bonvicini will be the subject of a major one-person survey at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. Using sculpture, installation, video, photography, text and performance, Bonvicini's work ranges from the intimate to the architectural in scale, questioning some of the often hidden forces that shape identity. The exhibition, titled her hand around the room, will present an overview of Bonvicini's work from throughout her career alongside specially comissioned new works. 

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Represents Monica Bonvicini
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Mitchell-Innes & Nash Represents Monica Bonvicini

May 2016

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to annouce representation of Monica Bonvicini.