• Monika Sosnowska, Gate 4, 2014, Steel, lacquer, 545 x 70 x 50 cm, 214.5 x 27.5 x 19.6 inches. © the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Monika Sosnowska, Gate 3, 2014, Steel, lacquer
    415 x 125 x 90 cm / 163.4 x 49.2 x 35.4 inches. © the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Monika Sosnowska, Gate 2, 2014, Steel, lacquer, 480 x 110 x 185 cm / 189 x 43,3 x 72,8 inches. © the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Monika Sosnowska, January 18 – February, 2019 © the artist and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Monika Sosnowska, "Pot", 2018, Concrete, steel, lacquer, 114.5 x 146 x 92 cm / 45.1 x 57.5 x 36.2 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
  • Monika Sosnowska, "Rubble", 2018, Concrete, steel, lacquer, 10 x 165 x 148,5 cm / 3.9 x 64.9 x 58.4 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
  • Monika Sosnowska, "Pot", 2018, Concrete, steel, lacquer, 252 x 175 x 138 cm / 99.2 x 68.9 x 54.3 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
  • Monika Sosnowska, "Stairs", 2018, Steel, concrete, lacquer, 281 x 125 x 118 cm /110.6 x 49.2 x 46.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view, Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2012
  • Monika Sosnowska, Fir Tree, 2012, Anodized and painted steel, PVC handrail, approx: 12 x 2 x 2 m, Photo: James Ewing, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
  • Monika Sosnowska, The Fire Escape, 2012,
 Exhibition view, 'Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity', MCA Chicago, 2012, Photo: Nathan Keay
  • Monika Sosnowska,
 Stairway, 2010, Metal, PVC handrail, 
565 x 250 cm / 222.44 x 98.43 inches, Exhibition view Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel, 2010, Photo: Yigal Pardo
  • Monika Sosnowska, Untitled, 2009 Wood, plywood, mdf, emulsion, enamel, lacquer and mirrors, 250 x 460 x 460 cm / 98.42 x 181.1 x 181.1 inches
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view Capitain Petzel, 2009, Photo: Roman März
  • Monika Sosnowska, 1:1, 2007,
 700 x 1400 x 600 cm, Exhibition view The Polish Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view, Projects 83: Monika Sosnowska, MOMA, New York, 2006
  • Monika Sosnowska, Untitled, Exhibition view Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2006, Photo: Aline Gwose / Michael Herling
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view, The Tired Room, Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2005



Born in 1972, Ryki, Poland





Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland


Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland





Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Urban Flowers, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne Urban Flowers, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany



Structural Exercises, Hauser & Wirth London, London, England
Monographic Intervention by Monika Sosnowska, Muzeum Susch, Engadin, Switzerland Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA
Wall, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Tamawuj, 13t Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, Lebanon
Models 2007 – 2017, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Artist Talk, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN



The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
IMA – Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Glasgow International – Seventh Edition. Monika Sosnowska, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland



Still Life, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Cahiers d’Art,Paris, France
Monika Sosnowska: The Stairs, The Contemporary Austin – The Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin TX

Gate, Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan

Architectonisation, Fundação De Serralves, Porto, Portugal



Stairway, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Tower, Hauser & Wirth New York, New York NY



Market, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Regional Modernities, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta



The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Monika Sosnowska: Fir Tree, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, NY (organised by the Public Art Fund)

Architectural Association, London, UK (Artist Talk)

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany



El Jardín, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Escalera de incendios / The Fire Escape, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland



Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

Stairway, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya

Fire Escape, International Artist-in-Residence: 10.2, Artpace, San Antonio 

The Staircase / Die Treppe, Lichthof / Atrium Project 1 at the K 21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany



Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany 

Stiftung Würth, Berlin, Germany



1:1 (with Andrea Zittel), Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland

Sternennebel (with Susan Philipsz), Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil 

The Wind House by Monika Sosnowska, Primrose Hill, Part of the series Portavilion, Public art for London’s Parks an up projects production, London, UK



Display, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Loop, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

1:1, Polish Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy



The Exotic Journey Ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Projects 83: Monika Sosnowska, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 

Interventionen 41, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

No title, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok

The Corridor, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC (site-specific installation for Laboratorio 987)



Wystawa/Display, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

The Tired Room, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

OPA (in collaboration with Kurimanzutto Gallery), Guadalajara



Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

The Modern Institute / Tony Webster Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland 

Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

De Appel Centre for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany



Laura Pecci Gallery, Milan, Italy



Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland



Little Alice, Laboritorium Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland



Non-existent Room in a part, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Additional Illumination, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Double Reality, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam The shift, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The shift, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands






Canadian Biennial 2017, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Living Cities, Tate Modern, London, England
Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates



Common Affairs. Revisiting the Views Award – Contemporary Art from Poland, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany
Monika Sosnowska, Marek Szczęsny, Karolina Wiktor w wyborze Andrzeja 
Turowskiego / La déchirure (Rozdarcie / Tear), Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland


Ten Rooms, Three Loggias and a Hall, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
A Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection. The Winners of the Robert Jacobsen Prize of the Würth Foundation, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Architectural Allusions, deCrodova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA

(un)möglich! Künstler als Architekten, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

La memoria finalmente. Arte in Polonia: 1989-2015, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena



Artists Against Aids, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Installators, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Poznań, Poland

Salon distingué — Hausrat in guter Gesellschaft, Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (curated by Nadia Schneider Willen)

Buildering: Misbehaving the City, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Buildering: Misbehaving the City, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX

dzisiaj / As You Can See: Polish Art, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

From the Collection: Looking at process, De La Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

One Great Idea – 50 Years of the Lehmbruck Museum, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany



Novecento mai visto / The 20th century as never seen before. Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection From Albers to Warhol to (now), Museo Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

HEIMsuchung. Unsichere Räume in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

WarsawGallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

Non-existent Room in a part, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Twisted Entities. Zeitgenössische polnische Kunst, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany



Reactivation. 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

Organic, Centre díArt Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schach Matt. This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

ALICE im Wunderland der Kunst, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

New Sculpture, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland



Weifl und andere Farben, Kunsthalle ñ Galerie der Gegenwart ñ Hubertus-Wald- Forum, Hamburg, Germany

Museum of Desires / Museum der Wünsche, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

ILLUMinazioni, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

We Will Live. We Will See. Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open 2011, Zabludowicz Collection, 

London, UK



New Order, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Poznan, Poland

Fluiten in het Donker, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Minimalism and Applied II. Contemporary art in dialogue with 20th century architecture and design, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Passages. Travels in Hyperspace. Works From The Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany


Cose mai viste, Rome: the road to contemporary art, Complesso Monumentale di Santo Spirito in  


Sassia, Rome, Italy

Une histoire discontinue de l’art dans l’ex-Europe de líest, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Just what is it… 100 years of modern art from private collections in Baden-Württemberg 10 years, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany 

Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany



Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw, Poland

Mark Wallinger: The Russian Linesman. Frontiers, Borders and Thresholds, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

10th Arquine International Architecture and Design Convention, Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, Mexico



Kunst im Heim, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Art comes before gold, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Prologue, Art TLV 08, Tel Aviv, Israel

Prospect. 1 New Orleans, Biennial, New Orleans, LA

As soon as I open my eyes I see a film, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (exhibition design by Monika Sosnowska)

Sammlung Boros, Sammlung Boros, Berlin, Germany

Der grofle Wurf – Faltungen in der Gegenwartskunst, Haus Lange, Kaiser- Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

So ist es und anders, Museum Abteiberg, Münchengladbach, Germany

Other than yourself – An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art 

Contemporary, Vienna, Austria



Delusive Orders, Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi, Lodz, Poland

Bodycheck, 10. Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany

Stay Forever and ever and ever, South London Gallery, London, UK

Marcel Maeyer, Birgit Brenner, Monika Sosnowska, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium



At the Very Center of Attention, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw The exotic journey ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Blue Veins, Museion Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy (Josef Dalle Nogare in collaboration with Museion)

House for Sale, Het Gebouw van Stanley Brouwn en Bertus Mulder, Utrecht Group Show, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

Monika Sosnowska, Green Light Pavilion, Berlin, Germany

The Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ARS 06 Sense of the Real, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

Longing Balloons are floating over the world, Berlin Ideal City – Invisible Cities, Zamosc; Potsdam, Germany

Phantom, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Danemark

START!, Grieder Contemporary, Küsnacht, Switzerland



DER KUNST IHRE RƒUME, Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt, Öffentlicher Raum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Luna Park. Fantastic Art, Villa Manin, Venice, Italy

Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing, Compton Verney Gallery, Warwickshire Sculptures Studio, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK

We disagree, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY



Goetzen – Ich und die Anderen, Kunstprojekt Goetzen, Frankfurt, Germany 

Dimension Folly, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy 

Barraque d’Dull Odde (-ROMANTIC-), Gallery Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Ce qui reste, Galerie du TNB, Rennes, France

Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, The Netherlands

Distances?, Galerie Le Plateau, Paris, France

PRYM, Galeria BWA, Zielona Góra, Poland

Cordially Invited, episode 3 of Who if not we…?, BAK Gallery, Utrecht Musik Total / NUEVOS RICOS, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Labyrinth, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Elephant Juice (sexo entre amigos), Restaurant-Bar Los Manantiales in Xochimilco (organised by Kurimanzutto), Mexico City, Mexico

Art Focus 4, Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Isreael

Re: Location, Villa Arson, Nice, France; Centrum Szutki Wspolczesnej, Gdansk Contemporary Art for All Children, Spojrzenia 2003, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Splendor Geometrik, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

Hidden in a Daylight (organised by Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw), Hotel Pod Jeleniem, Cieszyn, Poland

Clandestine, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Architectures of Gender, SculptureCenter, New York, NY

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Pale Fire, Nordenhake Galerie, Berlin, Germany

S-AIR Show 2, Intercross Creative Center, Sapporo, Japan

‚Views‘, Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Prague Biennale 1, Prague, Czech Republic



In capital letters, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany

Display Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Project 1. Pause: Conception, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, China

Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK

The Sony Center, Art Forum, Berlin, Germany

POLES. The new art of Poland, Capella of l’Antic Hospital of Santa Creu, Barcelona, Spain



Oikos, Leon Wyczółkowski’s Museum, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Painters‘ competition, Bielska Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland

1st Biennale of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Il y a toujours quelqu’un qui veux quelque chose, Galerie du Jour, Paris; Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland



Painted Image Limited, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

The Double Room, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Escape, Centre de Solai, Bamako, Mali


How to Recount History?, by Rurriaan Bisschop, DAMn° Nr. 44, May / June 2014

Auf die vorderen Plätze bitte! by Ralf Schlüter, art Nr. 11/13, November 2013

Camera Austria
Monika Sosnowska. Life through the Eye of Architecture / Das Leben durch das Auge der Architektur, by Kirsty Bell, Camera Austria International, no. 120, 2012

Issue 7, Summer 2010

artforum May 2010


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