Some recent solo exhibitions
Capitain Petzel, Berlin 2009
The Modern Institute, Glasgow 2008
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne 2006
moma, New York 2006, 'Projects 83'
The Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna 2005, 'The Tired Room'
Serpentine Gallery, London 2004
Some recent group exhibitions
Centre Pompidou, Paris 2009, 'Elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou'
Thyssen-Bornmisza Art Contemporary, Vienna 2008, 'other than yourself – An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space'
Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2007, '1:1' (representing Poland)
Museum Het Domein, Sittard 2006, 'Guestroom #4: Atelier Rijksbouwmeester'
Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano 2005, 'Luna Park. Fantastic Art'
Vitamin 3-d: new perspectives in sculpture and installation, London: Phaidon 2009
Judith Collins, Sculpture today, London: Phaidon 2007
Jan Verwoert [et al.], Monika Sosnowska: loop, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König 2007
Rhona Warwick (ed.), Arcade: artists and placemaking, London: Black Dog 2006
Selected public collections
Sammlung Boros, Berlin, DE
If we define the field of installations as dealing with spaces and architecture, the work of Monika Sosnowska is fundamentally centred on installation. The creation of architectural 'trompe l'oeil' is one of the features with which Sosnowska works: from labyrinths with doors, corridors whose walls narrow down, to all types of spatial architectural illusions. In this way, the artist not only plays with reality and fiction of spaces, but uses the visitor as a medium in her works. Her interventions in architectural reality are producing disturbances in the visitors' perceptions. Consequently, her installations are transformed into spatial surroundings that can be experienced in very different ways: according to the observer, through time, determined by the circumstances and the place where the installation is located. Supersam 1962-2006 is a collage based on photos of the opening (1962) and demolition (2006) of the modern building 'Supersam', the first self-service shop in Poland. It was taken down in 2006 due to more profitable investments.
Monika Sosnowska was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1999-2000.
She won the Baloise Art Prize (CH) in 2003 and the 11th Paszport Award (PL) in 2004.
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