Cosima von Bonin

German, b. 1962

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Cosima von Bonin

German, b. 1962

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Cosima von Bonin is known for her large-scale, mixed-media installations that frequently incorporate textiles and oversize stuffed animals, drawing from popular- and vernacular culture. Embracing an approach that incorporates both absurdity and humor, the artist explores ideas like play, improvisation, indoctrination, gender stereotype, and fatigue, as in her "Lazy Susan" series, rotating spherical platforms topped with objects such as the artist's Purple Sloth Rabbit (2010), a reclining rabbit stuffed animal with the word “Sloth” embroidered on its feet.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Biography

Cosima von Bonin is known for her large-scale, mixed-media installations that frequently incorporate textiles and oversize stuffed animals, drawing from popular- and vernacular culture. Embracing an approach that incorporates both absurdity and humor, the artist explores ideas like play, improvisation, indoctrination, gender stereotype, and fatigue, as in her "Lazy Susan" series, rotating spherical platforms topped with objects such as the artist's Purple Sloth Rabbit (2010), a reclining rabbit stuffed animal with the word “Sloth” embroidered on its feet.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta
Shows Featuring Cosima von Bonin