Monica Bonvicini, ‘Off the Grid (No 1)’, 2012, KÖNIG GALERIE
Monica Bonvicini, ‘Off the Grid (No 1)’, 2012, KÖNIG GALERIE

About Monica Bonvicini

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.

Italian, b. 1965, Venice, Italy, based in Berlin, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
GLASSTRESS 2017, Fondazione Berengo, Venice
2017
Monica Bonvicini: Re pleasure RUN, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City
2015
REVUE 25, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2013
Monica Bonvicini, "Disegni", KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin