• Monika Sosnowska, Untitled, 2009, Exhibition view, „(UN)möglich! Künstler als Architekten“, Museum Marta Herford, 2015, Photo: Hans Schröder, © Marta Herford gGmbH
  • Monika Sosnowska, Market, 2013, Painted steel, 730 x 530 x 420 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York, Photo by Daniel Azoulay photography
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view Aspen Art Museum, 2013, Photo: Jason Dewey
  • 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, Exhibition view International Artist-In-Residence. New Works 10.2, Artpace, San Antonio TX, 2010, Photo: Todd Johnson
  • 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, The Handrail, 2009 Steel, undercoat paint and pvc, 374 x 17,5 x 128 cm / 147.24 x 6.88 x 50.39 inches
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view Capitain Petzel, 2009, Photo: Roman März
  • Monika Sosnowska, 1:1, 2007,
 Steel,
 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, A dirty fountain, 2006, concrete, pump mechanism, water, pigments, 105 x 90 x 110 cm, Exhibition view Ideal Cities Invisible Cities, Zamość Photo: Krzysztof Zielinski, Courtesy European Art Projects
  • Monika Sosnowska, Exhibition view, The Tired Room, Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2005
  • Monika Sosnowska, Untitled, 2004, Painted MDF, 260 x 1967 x 2365 cm, Exhibition view Serpentine Gallery London
Monika Sosnowska

from March 30, 2016

Gate, [Portão], Palácio da Bolsa, Porto, Portugal

 



MONIKA SOSNOWSKA

 

Born in 1972, Ryki, Poland

 

EDUCATION

 

1999-2000

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1993-1998

Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

 

Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

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

 

2015

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

 

2014

Stairway, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Tower, Hauser & Wirth New York, New York NY

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany 

Stiftung Würth, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

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

 

2007

Display, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Loop, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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

 

2006

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)

 

2005

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

 

2004

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

 

2003

Laura Pecci Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

2002

Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

 

2001

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

 

2000

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

The Additional Illumination, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

1999

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

The shift, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

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

 

2015
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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

 

2006

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

 

2005

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

 

2004

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

 

2003

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

 

2002

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

 

2001

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

 

2000

Painted Image Limited, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

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

Escape, Centre de Solai, Bamako, Mali

 

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

art
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

Kaleidoscope
Issue 7, Summer 2010

artforum May 2010