Monica Bonvicini

Biography of Monica Bonvicini

Monica Bonvicini (born 1965 in Venice) is an Italian artist who made a name for herself with her partly monumental installations. Bonvicini deals with subjects like seduction and power, whereby her artworks are often provocative or disturbing, pointing out the social injustices in today's societies. One of her landmark works is the installation 15 Steps to the Virgin, which was on display on behalf of the Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2005, the Italian was rewarded with the Prize of the National Gallery for Young Art. Additionally to installations, the artist has created a variety of series and editions which thematically relate to her originals. For her drawings, graphics and collages, Bonvicini who originally studied fine arts utilizes quotes from advertisements, music, poems as well as the history of art and architecture. Within the last 20 years, the artist has produced over 600 graphic artworks: mostly drafts and drawings of her extravagant installations. Bonvicini currently lives and works in Berlin.

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