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Prof. Monica Bonvicini

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Monica Bonvicini studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. Since 2003, she has occupied a professorship for performative arts and sculpture at the Akademie der Künste, Vienna. Beginning in the fall semester 2017, she assumes the professorship for sculpture at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Monica Bonvicini’s work references socio-political conditions and their impact on society. Employing such diverse media as drawing, sculpture, installation art, video and photography, she explores relationships between architecture, gender roles, control and power. In the process, she consistently integrates the role of the viewer as well as the exhibition space and its surroundings into her reflections. Monica Bonvicini has participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions in museums and art institutions, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; MAMBO, Bogotá; Kunsthalle Mainz; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Deichtorhallen/Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg; Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museion, Bolzano; SculptureCenter, Long Island, New York; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Secession, Vienna; Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Her work has been represented at major biennales around the world, for example Berlin, Venice, New Orleans, Gwangju, São Paulo, Istanbul, Shanghai andSanta Fe as well as the Paris Triennale. Monica Bonvicini has received numerous awards for her work, including the Roland Prize for Public Art, Bremen, the National Gallery Prize for Young Art 2013, Berlin, and the Golden Lion at the Biennale di Venezia. Sculptures by Bonvicini are now permanently installed in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London; on the Bjørvika Fjord adjacent to Oslo Opera House and in the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.