Monika Sosnowska

Born in 1972 in Ryki. She lives and works in Warsaw.

In 1993–1998, she studied painting at the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts, obtaining a postgraduate degree from the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Winner of the 2003 Bâloise Art Prize at Art Basel and the 2003 Polityka Passport. In 2007, she represented Poland at the 52nd International Art Exhibition in Venice with the project 1:1. She is an author of spatial and architectonic installations and sculptures of modernist connotations, inspired by 1930s Polish constructivism, 1960s and 1970s minimal and conceptual art, and People’s Republic of Poland-era aesthetics. Her works have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, e.g. at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; K21, Düsseldorf; the New York Museum of Modern Art, or Sprengel Museum, Hannover, as well as group ones, e.g. at MUMOK, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris, or Sculpture Center, New York. She has also participated in the 8th Istanbul Biennial and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, amongst other events.


Artist's works in the Zachęta collection

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  • 24.07 – 25.10.2020
    Monika Sosnowska

    Prepared specially for the Zachęta, Monika Sosnowska’s exhibition is the first such large monographic presentation organized in Poland. It features the artist’s older works selected from her comprehensive output as well as more recent works focusing around new themes and inspirations.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy New Sculpture?
    10.03 – 13.05.2012
    New Sculpture?

    The exhibition deals with the relations between contemporary sculpture and modernism: a concept here understood as the striving towards modernity observable in art from the 1910s to the 1970s. The common denominator for the sculptures selected at the exhibition is their reference to such modernist tendencies as the rejection of ornamentation in the name of a simplification and purity of forms and constructions, as well as a concentration on the value of material and the function of an object.

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 10.06 – 21.11.2007
    52nd International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2003
    14.11 – 09.12.2003
    VIEWS 2003
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta