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With her provocative large-scale installations, Monica Bonvicini explores the links between sexuality and architecture, both challenging the male-dominated field and exposing the gendered quality of constructed spaces. Juxtaposing materials such as steel and glass with leather and rubber, Bonvicini’s works are at once thoughtful and cheeky—as seen in Leather Tools (2009), featuring mallets, axes, and other implements tightly encased in leather like fetishized objects. Bonvicini’s site-specific installations invite physical interaction by viewers, from Stairway to Hell (2003), a working staircase enveloped in hanging chains and shattered glass, to Don’t Miss a Sec (2004), the sleek chrome lavatory placed inside a cubicle made of two-way mirrors, enabling the user to see outside while remaining invisible in a busy area of London.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
KÖNIG SEOUL | INAUGURAL EXHIBITIONKÖNIG GALERIE
2020
MESSE IN ST.AGNES - GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN EDITIONKÖNIG GALERIE
2019
There I Belong. Hammershøi by Elmgreen & DragsetStatens Museum for Kunst
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Diener #3, 2016

Steel, aluminium, lacquer, brass, rubber, mixed media
73 3/5 × 7 9/10 × 22 4/5 in
187 × 20 × 58 cm
Unique
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Berlin, London, Seoul
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With her provocative large-scale installations, Monica Bonvicini explores the links between sexuality and architecture, both challenging the male-dominated field and exposing the gendered quality of constructed spaces. Juxtaposing materials such as steel and glass with leather and rubber, Bonvicini’s works are at once thoughtful and cheeky—as seen in Leather Tools (2009), featuring mallets, axes, and other implements tightly encased in leather like fetishized objects. Bonvicini’s site-specific installations invite physical interaction by viewers, from Stairway to Hell (2003), a working staircase enveloped in hanging chains and shattered glass, to Don’t Miss a Sec (2004), the sleek chrome lavatory placed inside a cubicle made of two-way mirrors, enabling the user to see outside while remaining invisible in a busy area of London.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Monica Bonvicini
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