Monika Sosnowska

Born 1972, Ryki; Lives in Warsaw.

Education

2004 Stipendium at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2002 S-air, Sapporo
2000 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
1998 Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan

Current & Forthcoming

2016 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
2017 ‘Wall’, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
  ‘Living Cities’, Tate Modern, London
  Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
  Hauser and Wirth, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017 ‘monographic intervention by Monika Sosnowska, Muzeum Susch’, Muzeum Susch, Engadin, Switzerland
2016 ‘Habitat’, The Contemporary Austin, Austin
  The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2015 ‘Still Life’, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
  Cahiers D'Art, Paris
  ‘The Stairs’, The Contemporary Austin, Austin (On View at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria)
  ‘Architectonisation’, Serralves Foundation, Porto
  ‘Gate’, Ginza Maison Hermès, Ginza
2014 ‘Tower’, Hauser and Wirth, New York
  Atelier Calder, Saché
  ‘Monika Sosnowska: Inaugurating Landscape Project - Wojnowo’, Wojnowo, Poznań
  Capitain Petzel, Berlin
2013 Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami
  Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
  ‘Regional Modernities’, ACCA, Melbourne
  Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2012 The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘FIR TREE’, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York (Public Art Fund)
  Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  Architectural Association, London (Artist Talk)
2011 Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2010 ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Hauser and Wirth, New York
  ‘Stairway’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
  ‘Fire Escape (International Artist-in-residence)’, Artpace, San Antonio
  ‘The Staircase’, K21, Düsseldorf
2009 Capitain Petzel, Berlin
  Stiftung Würth, Berlin
2008 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘1:1’, Schaulager Museum, Basel (with Andrea Zittel)
  ‘Sternennebel’, Gebert-Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil
2007 ‘1:1’, The Polish Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice
  ‘Loop’, KunstMuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
  Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh
2006 ‘Display’, Galeria Kronika, Bytom
  ‘Projects 83: Monika Sosnowska’, MOMA, New York
  ‘Interventions 41’, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
  ‘The Corridor’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC (site-specific installation for Laboratorio 987)
  Galeria Arsenał, Białystok
2005 ‘Display’, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
  Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  ‘The Tired Room’, The Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna
  OPA, Guadalajara (with Kurimanzutto)
2004 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  De Appel, Amsterdam
  Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
  The Serpentine Gallery, London
  Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2003 Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan
2002 Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
2001 ‘Little Alice’, Laboratorium, Centrum Sztuki
2000 ‘Non-existent Room in a part’, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
  ‘The Additional Illumination’, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
1999 ‘Double Reality’, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
  ‘The Shift’, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions

2017 ‘Living Cities’, Tate Modern, London
  ‘Sharjah Biennial 13’, Sharjah Art Foundation
2016 ‘Lost & Found’, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin
  ‘Common Affairs. Revisiting the Views Award – Contemporary Art from Poland,’, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin
  ‘Common Affairs. Revisiting the VIEWS Award - Contemporary Art from Poland’, Polnisches Institut, Berlin
  ‘Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016’, Kunstmuseum Basel
  ‘LA MEMORIA FINALMENTE. ARTE IN POLONIA 1989-2016’, Galleria Civica di Modena, Roma
  ‘La déchirure / Rozdarcie. Monika Sosnowska. Marek Szczęsny, Karolina Wiktor’, Atlas Sztuki, Łódź
2015 ‘NOTES ON SCULPTURE A plea for deceleration’, Galerie Krobath, Vienna (curated by Friederike Nymphius on the occasion of 'curated_by Vienna 2015')
  ‘Architectural Allusions’, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln
  ‘A Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection’, Museum Würth, Künzelsau
  ‘(im)possible!; Artists as Architects’, MARTA Museum of Art & Design, Herford
2014 ‘Installators’, Art Stations Foundation, Poznań
  ‘Salon distingué - Household Effects in Good Company’, Museum Langmatt, Baden
2013 ‘HEIMsuchung. Unsichere Räume in der Kunst der Gegenwart’, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
  ‘Novecento mai visto (The 20th century as never seen before)’, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia
  ‘Twisted Entities. Zeitgenössische polnische Kunst’, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
2012 ‘Organic’, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva
  ‘REACTIVATION’, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
  ‘The Future's Not What is Used to be’, Chapter, Cardiff
  Kunsthaus, Berlin
  ‘Schach Matt. This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object’, Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten
  ‘ALICE in the Wonderland of Art’, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
  ‘Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity’, MCA, Chicago
  ‘Minimal Myth’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  ‘New Sculpture’, Zaçheta Narodowa, Galerie Sztuki, Warsaw
2011 ‘ILLUMInations’, Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice
2010 ‘elles@centrepompidou’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  ‘The Promises of the past 1950-2010: A discontinuous history of art in former eastern europe’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2009 Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
  Hayward Gallery, London (Mark Wallinger curates the Russian Linesman Frontiers, Borders and Thresholds)
2008 ‘Kunst Im Hein’, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
  ‘OTHER THAN YOURSELF - An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space’, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2007 ‘STAY FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER’, South London Gallery, London
  ‘Delusive Orders’, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Łódź
2006 ‘At the Very Center of Attention’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
  ‘Phantom’, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen
  ‘The Tired Room', in 'Centres of Attraction’, Constitution Square 4, Warsaw
  ‘The Exotic Journey End’, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
  ‘Satellite of Love’, Witte de With, Rotterdam
  ‘ARS 06 – Sense of the Real’, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  ‘START!’, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich
  ‘Ideal City - Invisible Cities’, Zamość
  ‘Sehnsüchtig Gleiten Ballone Rund um die Welt / Longing Balloons are Floating Around the World’, Green Light Pavilion, Berlin-Mitte, Berlin
2005 ‘Glasgow International’, Sculpture Studios, Glasgow
  ‘Il Teatro dell'Arte and Luna Park. Arte Fantastica’, Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano
  ‘We Disagree’, Andrew Kreps and Wrong Gallery, New York
  ‘Only Make Believe: Ways of Playing’, Compton Verney Museum, Compton Verney
2004 ‘Who if Not We…? Cordially Invited’, BAK, Utrecht
  ‘PRYM’, BWA Gallery, Zielona
  ‘Barraque d'dull odde’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
  ‘Distances?’, Le Plateau, Paris
  ‘Ce qui reste’, Galerie du TNB, Rennes
  ‘Den Haag Sculptuur’, Den Haag
2003 ‘Clandestine’, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice
  ‘Views’, Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zacheta Gallery
  ‘Art Focus 4’, Israel Festival, Jerusalem
  ‘Poetic Justice’, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul
  ‘Pale Fire’, Nordenhake Gallery, Berlin
  ‘Architectures of Gender’, Sculpture Center, New York
  ‘Re:Location’, Villa Arson, Nice
  ‘Contemporary Art for all Children’, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
  ‘Splendor Geometrik’, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
  ‘Hidden in a Daylight’, Hotel Pod Jeleniem, Cieszyn
  ‘Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  ‘S-AIR Show 2’, Intercross Creative Centre, Sapporo
2002 ‘Project 1. Pause: Conception’, 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
  ‘POLACOS - New Art of Poland’, Capella de l'Antic Hospital de Santa Creu, Barcelona
  Display, Prague
  ‘In Capital Letters’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  ‘FAIR’, Royal College of Art, London
  Manifesta 4, Frankfurt
2001 1st Tirana Biennale, Tirana
  Galeria Raster, Warsaw
  ‘Il y a toujour quelq'un qui veux quelque chose’, Galerie du Jour, Paris
  Painters' Competition, Galeria Bielska
  ‘Oikos’, Leon Wyczółkowski Museum, Bydgoszcz
2000 ‘Escape’, Centre de Solai, Bamako
  ‘The Double Room’, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam
  ‘Painted Image Limited’, Outline, Amsterdam

Commissions

2011 ‘Fire Escape’, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
2008 ‘The Wind House’, Primrose Hill, Camden (part of Portavilion)

Bibliography

Press

2012 De la Garza, Magnolia: ‘Magnolia de la Garza introduces the evolving chronicle of Mexico City’, Kaleidoscope, Issue 14 03/2012
  Dillon, Brian: ‘Parasites’, Parkett, Issue 91 2012
  Bonami, Francesco: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Sosnowska / Das Kabinett von Dr. Sosnowska’, Parkett, Issue 91 2012
  Susanna Davies-Crook: ‘The Inside, Inside’, Sleek, Issue 34 2012
2011 Casadio, Mariuccia: ‘Light Shaped’, Vogue Italia, 09/2011
  Jonathan Jones: Time flies at the Venice Biennale’, Guardian.co.uk, 07/06/2011
  Martin Gayford: ‘Venice Biennale has Baroque Star, Lots of Videos’, Bloomberg.com, 06/2011
  Pes, Javier: ‘Sosnowska Sculpture and 17th-century miniature’, Art Newspaper, 223 04/2011
  T.D. Neil, Jonathon: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Art Review, Issue 47 01/2011
2010 Clewing, Ulrich: ‘Die Architektin Der Verunsiherung’, Architectural Digest, 12/2010
  Whitman-Salkin, Leah: ‘Art: Monika Sosnowska’, Kaleidoscope, Issue 07 05/2010
2009 Searle, Adrian: ‘Park Life’, The Guardian G2, 15/01/2009
2008 Macel, Christine: ‘Best Of’, Artforum, 12/2008
  Garner, James: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, The Metro, 22/10/2008
  Motram, Jack: ‘Art That is Made in Scotland from Girders’, The Herald, 17/10/2008
  Pollock, David: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, The List, Issue 616 2008
  Bell, Kirsty: ‘Time and Space’, Frieze, Issue 116 2008
2007 Jeffrey, Moira: ‘MONIKA SOSNOWSKA’, Map, Issue 11 2007
  Lesso, Rosie: ‘Spanning the void’, The List, Issue 591 2007
  Rekade, Christiane, Michael Robinson, (trans.): ‘Unknown’, Flash Art International, 2007
2006 Schlagel, Andreas: ‘Berlin’, Contemporary Magazine, 06/2006
  Grzonka, Patricia: ‘Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt. Interview with Caroline Eggel und Christiane Rekade’, Kunstbulletin, 06/2006
  Małkowska, Monika: ‘Strach I pokusa’, Rzeczpospolita, 31/01/2006
  Kane, Elena: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Contemporary Magazine, 2006
  Mazur, Adam: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Flash Art, 2006
2005 Viereck, Matthias von: ‘Ein Pavillon für Drei. Das Projeckt-Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt – geht in die Letzte Runde’, Zitty, 30/11/2005
  Szabłowski, Stach: ‘Geometria z nerwicą’, Newsweek, 30/11/2005
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Somewhere Nowhere. Monika Sosnowska’s Gorbals’, ARCADE, 30/11/2005
  Morton, Tom: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Frieze, Issue 89 03/2005
  Martin, Alexandra: ‘Emerging Artists: Institutional Breakdown’, Modern Painters, 2005
2004 Darwent, Charles: ‘Unknown’, The Independent on Sunday, 12/12/2004
  Cripps, Charlotte: ‘Unknown’, The Independent Review, 24/11/2004
  Pasini, Francesca: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Artforum, 09/2004
  Lorch, Catrin: ‘Splendor Geometrik’, Frieze, Issue 82 04/2004
  Thea, Carolee: ‘Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland, Sculpture Center, New York’, Sculpture, 29/02/2004
  Auslander, Philip: ‘The Biennale and its Discontents’, PAJ, 01/2004
  Szymczyk, Adam: ‘Aperto Poland’, Flash Art, 2004
  Verwoert, Jan: ‘Halluncinated Modernism: On the works of Monika Sosnowska’, Be Magazin des Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2004
  Monaghan, Helen: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, The List, 2004
  Verwoert, Jan: ‘World in Motion’, Frieze, Issue 84 2004
2003 Ronnen, Meir: ‘Out of Focus’, The Jerusalem Post, 14/12/2003
  Kleeblatt, Norman L: ‘Istanbul Biennial’, ArtNews, 12/2003
  Lafuente, Pablo: ‘8th International Istanbul Biennial’, Art Monthly, 11/2003
  Kempkes, Anke: ‘Hidden in Daylight, Hotel Pod Jeleniem, Cieszyn’, Frieze, Issue 78 10/2003
  Kopsa, Maxine: ‘50th Venice Biennale’, Frieze, Issue 77 09/2003
  Diez, Renato: ‘La dittatura dei curatori: capolavoria Venezia’, Arte, 09/2003
  Sommer, Tim: ‘Der frosse jahrmarkt’, Kunstmagazin, 08/2003
  ‘Art 34 Basel Boasts Strong Results – Show News’, Art Business News, 31/07/2003
  Lledo, Elena: ‘Entre el sueno y el conflicto’, Lapiz, 07/2003
  Naylor, Stephen: ‘Feeling the Heat of the 50th Venice Biennale’, Art Monthly Australia, 07/2003
  Snodgrass, Susan: ‘Report from Frankfurt: Manifesta 4: Defining Europe?’, Art in America, 01/2003
  Heartney, Eleanor: ‘Mending the Breach’, Art in America, 2003
  Vecchio, Gigiotto del: ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Boiler, 2003
  Menin, Samuele, Valentina Sansone: ‘Sculpture Forever: Contemporary Sculpture (Part 1)’, Flash Art, 2003
  Cabanas, Kaira M, Jacinto Lageira: ‘Venice Biennale; Alexandre Pèrigot’, Parachute, 2003
2002 ‘Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland’, n.paradoxa, 30/11/2002
  Woliński, Michał: ‘Działanie z zaskoczenia’, Fluid, 30/11/2002
  Ammann, Jean-Christophe: ‘Not enough art, too much political correctness’, Art Newspaper, 09/2002
  Nemeczek, Alfred: ‘Mit geblähtem Segel durch die Wiener Kanalisation’, Kunstmagazin, 30/06/2002
  Dillon, Tamsin: ‘Manifesta 4’, Art Monthly, 2002
  ‘Women artists at Manifesta’, n.paradoxa, 2002

Exhibition Reviews

2016 Thorne, Harry: Critic‘s Guide: Glasgow, Frieze, 13/04/2016
  Judah, Hettie: ‘A Polish housing estate inspires Monika Sosnowska’s twisting metal forms in Glasgow’, SPACES, 11/04/2016
2015 Forrest, Nicolas: ‘Monika Sosnowska’s Distorted Architectural Models in Paris’, Blouin Artinfo, 30/06/2015
  Strasnick, Stephanie: ‘Visit Cahiers d’Art in Paris to See Monika Sosnowska’s Paper Models’, Architectural Digest, 30/06/2015
  Griffin, Tim: ‘Monika Sosnowska‘, Artforum, 01/2015
2014 Rosenberg, Karen: ‘Monika Sosnowska: ‘Tower’’, New York Times, 24/09/2014
  Benschop, Jurriaan: ‘Monika Sosnowska‘, Artforum Online, 04/2014
2013 Nelson, Robert: ‘Monuments of the failure of modernist architecture’, The Age, 04/09/2013
  Fehily, Toby: ‘Monika Sosnowska ‘Regional Modernities’ tour and talk with Charlotte Day at ACCA‘, Three Thousand, 21/08/2013
  West, Sam: ‘Monika Sosnowska, ‘Regional Modernities’ opening at ACCA‘, Three Thousand, 21/08/2013
  Rule, Dan: ‘Memories recast in metal‘, The Age, 10/08/2013
  W, G: ‘Don‘t take the stairs - Distorting the Aspen Museum‘, Modern Painters, 02/2013
  Mantle, Jac: ‘Art’, The Skinny, 01/2013
2012 Miller, Ben: ‘Last Chance to See: ‘The Future‘s Not What it Used to Be’ Gallery Cardiff‘, Culture 24, 11/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, The Guardian Guide, 22/09/2012
  Vogel, Carol: ‘Inside Art’, New York Times, 02/08/2012
  Egea, Eduardo: ‘Reviews’, Flash Art, 03/2012

Publications

2015 Architectonisation, Fundação De Serralves, Porto
  Text by Turowski, Andrzej: Monika Sosnowska. Tower, Hatje Cantz and Hauser & Wirth
2009 Aufrecht, Evelyn: Monika Sosnowska: Robert-Jacobsen-Preis der Stiftung Würth 2008/2009, Swiridoff Verlag, Künzelsau
2008 Monika Sosnowska: Photographs and Sketches, Schaulager and Steidl Publishers, Basel and Göttingen (monograph)
2007 A Dream of Prefabricated Houses, in Monika Sosnowska, (monograph), Zachęta Państowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
  Monika Sosnowska, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Liechtenstein and Cologne (monograph)
  Monika Sosnowska, Zachęta Państowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
  Spatio-Temporal Rhythms and the Propagandistic Background of Architecture, in Monika Sosnowska, Zachęta Państowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
2006 Artists and Place-making, Black Dog Publishing, London
  Ideal City - Invisible Cities, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main
  Pustostany, po nowoczesności. in: Monika Sosnowska, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok
2005 Arte Fantastica. Sculptures in the Park, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Manin, Passariano
  Gortzen. Ich und die Anderen, Udo G. Cordes, Berlin
2004 Le XXe siècle dans l’art polonais, Aica Press, Paris
  Monika Sosnowska, Serpentine Gallery, London (monograph)
2001 Aren’t You Going to Expose Me?, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała

Exhibition Publications

2013 Monika Sosnowska Aspen Art Museum Exhibition catalogue, Aspen Art Press, Aspen
  Monika Sosnowska: Regional Modernities, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank
2008 Other Than Yourself: An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
  The Wind House, Portavilion: Public Art for London's Parks, Portavilion, London
2006 Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt / Longing Balloons Are Floating Around the World, Berlin-Mitte, Gormannstrasse/ Mulackstrasse, Berlin
2004 Ce qui reste, Galerie du TNB, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes
  Cordially Invited, episode 3, BAK, Utrecht
  PRYM, Zielona Góra, Warsaw; Galeria Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Foksal Gallery Foundation and Revolver, Warsaw and Frankfurt
  Re: Location 1-7/ Shake, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst and Folio Verlag, Linz and Vienna
2003 Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland, Sculpture Centre, New York; National Museum, Warsaw
  Art Focus 4, International Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Underground Prisoners 1918-1948, Jerusalem
  Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaznia, Gdańsk
  Hidden in a Daylight, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
  Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul
  Re: Location, Villa Arson, Nice
  The Spectacles of Architecture, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
2002 Dreams and Conflicts, The Dictatorship of the viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice
  Fair, Royal College of Art, London
  In Capital Letters, Kunsthalle Basel/ Schwabe Verlag, Basel
  Manifesta 4 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Hatje Cantz, Frankfurt am Main
  Project 1. Pause: Conception. 4th Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Kwangju Biennale Press, Kwangju
2001 TIRANA BIENNALE 1, National Gallery + Chinese Pavilion, Tirana