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Monika Sosnowska

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Monika Sosnowska’s sculptural language emerges from a process of experimentation with, and the appropriation of, construction materials such as steel beams, concrete, reinforcing rods and pipes. These elements – the solid and rigid foundations of buildings – are manipulated and warped, taking on an independence in which their former functionality is implied yet defunct. The formal language of her works echoes different contradictory Modernisms: that of the Polish constructivism of the 1930s; the minimal and conceptual tendencies of the international art of the 1960s and 1970s; and modernist architecture as experienced in Eastern Europe.

Sosnowska was born in 1972 in Ryki, Poland and witnessed the change of Poland’s political system from Communism to Democracy, and the the heavy impact this had upon society and her environment. In 2003, she achieved international renown with her work ‘The Corridor,’ an intervention that formed part of the Arsenale exhibition of the 50th Venice Biennale. Four years later, Sosnowska represented Poland at the 52nd Venice Biennale with the monumental installation ‘1:1’. The almost organic construction of steel beams she created was intended to exhibit the Polish Pavilion itself. Using parts of the building’s infrastructure, Sosnowska occupied the entire space with a second architectural structure on the inside. ‘1:1’ not only reflects the architecture of many of the Venetian pavilions, but at the same time, brings to the fore the global discourse on functionality, in a marked departure from modernism’s preoccupation with style.

In her recent works, Sosnowska has incorporated elements of modernist architecture and recognizable details including staircases, handrails, gates and window structures to create unexpected, even uncanny, encounters. She treats buildings as a site of memory, and is adept at conveying both political and psychological significance through her work. She quotes architectural irregularities, collaging different elements together to form a whole that appears at once both confused, yet intentionally and attractively designed. Space is encountered as a psychosomatic quality, as political as its experience is personal, forever veering in the mind of the viewer between the uncanny and the Sublime.

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  • Born
    Poland, 1972
  • Education

    Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland, 1993 – 1998
    Studied at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, 1999 – 2000
    S-air, Sapporo, Japan, 2002
    Stipendium at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, 2004

  • Resides
    Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Hauser & Wirth London, 'Monika Sosnowska. Structural Exercises', London, England
    Muzeum Susch, 'Monographic Intervention by Monika Sosnowska', Engadin, Switzerland
    Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 'Monika Sosnowska', Los Angeles CA
    Kurimanzutto, 'Wall', Mexico City, Mexico
    13t Sharjah Biennial, 'Tamawuj', Sharjah, Lebanon
    Fundacja Galerii Foksal, 'Models 2007 – 2017', Warsaw, Poland
    Walker Art Center, 'Artist Talk', Minneapolis MN
  • 2016
    The Contemporary Austin, 'Monika Sosnowska', Austin TX
    IMA – Indianapolis Museum of Art, 'Monika Sosnowska', Indianapolis IN
    The Modern Institute, 'Glasgow International - Seventh Edition. Monika Sosnowska', Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2015
    Fundacja Galerii Foksal, 'Still Life', Warsaw, Poland
    Cahiers d'Art, 'Monika Sosnowska', Paris, France
    The Contemporary Austin - The Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, ‘Monika Sosnowska: The Stairs’, Austin TX
    Ginza Maison Hermès, 'Monika Sosnowska: Gate', Tokyo, Japan
    Fundação De Serralves, 'Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation', Porto, Portugal
  • 2014
    Hauser & Wirth New York, 'Tower', New York NY
  • 2013
    Pérez Art Museum Miami, 'Market', Miami FL
    Aspen Art Museum, 'Monika Sosnowska', Aspen CO
    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 'Regional Modernities', Melbourne, Australia
    Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, 'Monika Sosnowska', Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
    Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', Lethbridge, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
  • 2012
    The Modern Institute, 'Monika Sosnowska', Glasgow, Scotland
    Gisela Capitain, 'Monika Sosnowska', Cologne, Germany
    Public Art Fund, 'Fir Tree', New York NY
  • 2011
    Kurimanzutto, 'Monika Sosnowska', Mexico City, Mexico
    Tamayo Museum, 'Fire Escape', Mexico City, Mexico
    K21 Ständehaus, 'The Staircase / Die Treppe, 2010', Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2010
    Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Stairway', Herzliya, Israel
    Hauser & Wirth New York, 'Monika Sosnowska', New York NY
    Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 'The Staircase', Herzliya, Israel
    Artpace, 'Monika Sosnowska', San Antonio TX
  • 2009
    Capitain Petzel Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', Berlin, Germany
  • 2008
    The Modern Institute, 'Monika Sosnowska', Glasgow, Scotland
    Primrose Hill, Public art for London’s Parks, 'The Wind House', London, England
  • 2007
    Talbot Rice Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    52nd International Biennale of Venice, Polish Pavilion, ‘1:1’, Venice, Italy
    Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 'Loop', Vaduz, Lichtenstein
  • 2006
    Museum Dhondt Dhaenens Deurle, 'Picture This!', Deurle, Belgium
    Museum of Modern Art, 'Projects 83', New York NY
    Galerie Gisela Capitain, 'Display', Cologne, Germany
    Sprengel Museum, 'Interventionen 41', Hanover, Germany
    Musac Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain
    Arsenal Gallery, 'Instalacja/Installation', Białystok, Poland
    Kronika Gallery, 'Display/Wystawa', Bytom, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
  • 2005
    Foksal Gallery Foundation, 'Display/Wystawa', Warsaw, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
    OPA Office for Art Projects, 'Monika Sosnowska', Guadalajara, Mexico
    Freud Museum, 'The Tired Room', Vienna, Austria
    Galerie Gisela Capitain, 'Monika Sosnowska', Cologne, Germany
  • 2004
    Serpentine Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', London, England
    Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 'Monika Sosnowska', Berlin, Germany
    De Apple Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The Modern Institute, 'Monika Sosnowska', Glasgow, Scotland
    Stella Lohaus Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2003
    Laura Pecci Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', Milan, Italy (with Wilhelm Sasnal)
  • 2002
    Display Gallery, 'Monika Sosnowska', Prague, Czech Republic (with Wilhelm Sasnal)
    Foksal Gallery Foundation, 'Monika Sosnowska', Warsaw, Poland
  • 2001
    Laboratorium Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, 'Little Alice', Warsaw, Poland
  • 2000
    Rijksakademie, 'Bon Voyage', Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Rijksakademie, 'Additional Illumination', Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Rijksakademie, 'Non-existent Room in a Part', Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1999
    Rijksakademie, 'Double Reality', Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Rijksakademie, 'Shift', Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Middleheim Museum, 'Experience Traps', Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2017
    National Gallery of Canada, 'Canadian Biennial 2017', Ottawa, Canada
    Tate Modern, 'Living Cities', London, England
    Sharjah Art Foundation, 'Sharjah Biennial 13', United Arab Emirates
  • 2016
    Atlas Sztuki, 'Monika Sosnowska, Marek Szczęsny, Karolina Wiktor w wyborze Andrzeja
    Turowskiego / La déchirure (Rozdarcie / Tear)', Lodz, Poland
    Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, 'Lost & Found', Frankfurt, Germany
    Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 'Common Affairs. Revisiting the Views Award – Contemporary Art from Poland', Berlin, Germany
    Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Sculpture on the Move 1946 – 2016', Basel, Switzerland
    Galleria Civica di Modena, 'La Memoria Finalmente. Arte in Polonia 1989 – 2016', Rome, Italy
    Atlas Sztuki, 'La déchirure / Rozdarcie. Monika Sosnowska. Marek Szczesny. Karolina Wiktor', Lodz, Poland
  • 2015
    Sprengel Museum, 'Ten Rooms, Three Loggias and a Hall', Hanover, Germany
    Museum Würth, 'A Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection. The Winners of the Robert Jacobsen Prize of the Würth Foundation', Künzelsau, Germany
    deCrodova Sculpture Park and Museum, 'Architectural Allusions', Lincoln MA
    Galerie Krobath, 'Notes on Sculpture. A plea for deceleration', Vienna, Austria
    MARTA Museum of Art & Design, '(Im)possible!; Artists as Architects', Herford, England
  • 2014
    Blaffer Art Museum, 'Buildering: Misbehaving the City', Houston TX
    Contemporary Arts Center, 'Buildering: Misbehaving the City', Cincinnati OH
    De La Cruz Collection, 'From the Collection: Looking at process', Miami FL
    Lehmbruck Museum, 'One Great Idea - 50 Years of the Lehmbruck Museum', Duisburg, Germany
    Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, 'dzisiaj / As You Can See: Polish Art', Warsaw, Poland
    Museum Langmatt, 'Salon distingué — Household Effects in Good Company', Baden, Switzerland
    Art Stations Foundation, 'Installators', Poznan, Poland
  • 2013
    Museo di Santa Guilia, 'Novecento mai visto', Brecia, Italy
    Kunstmuseum Bonn, 'Heimsuchung: Uncanny Spaces in Contemporary Art', Bonn, Germany
    Museum Morsbroich,'Twisted Entities. Zeitgenössische polnische Kunst' Leverkusen, Germany
  • 2012
    Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 'Between Walls and Windows. Architektur und Ideologie', Berlin, Germany
    2012 Shanghai Biennale- REACTIVATION, Shanghai, China
    Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, ‘New Sculpture’, Warsaw, Poland
    MCA Chicago, ‘Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity’, Chicago IL
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 'Minimal Myth', Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011
    Palais des Beaux-Arts, ‘The Power of Fantasy: Imagination at work’, Brussels, Belgium
    Zabludowicz Collection, ‘We Will Live, We Will See’, London, England
    De Appel, ‘Fluiten in het Donker - project by the Curatorial Programme 10/11’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Venice Biennale, ‘ILLUMInations’, Venice, Italy
    MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 'Museum of Desires', Vienna, Austria
  • 2010
    LABoral Centro de Arte, 'Passages. Travels in Hyperspace' from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Conteporary Collection, Gijon, Spain
    Daimler Contemporary, 'Ampersand – A Dialogue of Contemporary Art from South Africa & the Daimler Art Collection', Berlin, Germany
    Centre Pompidou, 'elles@centrepompidou', Paris, France
  • 2009
    Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, 'elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou', Paris, France
  • 2008
    Kurimanzutto, 'Nos cambiamos de domicilio', Mexico City, Mexico
    Schaulager, 'Monika Sosnowska / Andrea Zitte'l, Munchenstein, Basel, Switzerland
    Kurator. Ein Förderprogramm der Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, 'Susan Ohilipsz, Monika Sosnowska', Rapperswil, Switzerland
    Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, 'Delusive Orders', Mönchengladbach, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
  • 2007
    South London Gallery, 'STAY FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER', London, England
    Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, 'Delusive Orders', Lodz, Poland
    Sommer Contemporary Art, 'XXS (Extra Extra Small)', Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 2006
    Foksal Gallery Foundation in collaboration with Kurimanzutto gallery, 'Koniec egzotycznej podróży / The Exotic Journey Ends', Warsaw, Poland
    Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, 'W Polsce; Czyli gdzie? / In Poland, That Is Where?', Warsaw, Poland
    Grieder Contemporary, 'START'!, Küsnacht, Zurich, Switzerland
    Zamość, 'Ideal cities – invisible cites', Potsdam, Germany
    Charlottenborg udstillingsbygning, 'Phanton', Copenhagen, Denmark
    Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, 'ARS 06 – Sense of the Real', Helsinki, Finland
    Witte de With, 'Satellite of Love', Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, 'W samym centrum uwagi / At the Very Center of Attention', Warsaw, Poland
    Green Light Pavilon, 'Longing Balloons are Floating Around the World', Berlin, Germany
  • 2005
    Compton Verney Art Gallery, 'Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing', Warwickshire, England
    Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, 'Il Teatro dell’Arte and Luna Park. Arte Fantastica', Passariano, Italy
    Bonner Kunstverein, 'DER KUNST IHRE RÄUME', Bonn, Germany
    Andrew Kreps Gallery, 'We Disagree', New York NY
  • 2004
    episode 3, BAK, 'Who if Not We...? Cordially Invited', Utrecht, Netherlands
    Galerie du TBN, 'Ce qui reste', Rennes, France
    Galleria Continua, 'Barraque D’Dull Odde', San Gimignano, Italy
    Den Haag Sculptuur, Den Haag, Netherlands
    Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, 'Dimension Folly', Trento, Italy
    Le Plateau, 'Distances?', Paris, France
    BWA Gallery, 'PRYM', Zielona Góra, Poland
    Foksal Gallery Foundation, 'Parallel Action', Cieszyn, Poland
    Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, 'Cordially Invited', Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2003
    Zacheta National Gallery of Art, 'Spojrzenia 2003 – Nagroda Fundacji Deutche Bank / Views 2003 – Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award', Warsaw, Poland
    Intercross Creative Center, S-AIR Show 2, Sapporo, Japan
    Zachęta Gallery, 'Sztuka współczesna dla wszystkich dzieci / Contemporary Art for All Children', Warsaw, Poland
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. Spatial Emotion in Art and Architecture', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Łaznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 'Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture', Gdańsk, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Prague Biennale 1, Prague, Czech Republic
    Sculpture Center, 'Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland', New York NY
    Nordenhake Gallery, 'Pale Fire', Berlin, Germany
    50th Venice Biennale, 'Clandestine', Venice, Italy
    Foksal Gallery Foundation, 'Hidden in a Daylight', Cieszyn, Poland
    8th International Istanbul Biennial, 'Poetic Justice', Istanbul, Turkey
    Galerie Gisela Capitain, 'Splendor Geometrik', Cologne, Germany
    Villa Arson, 'Re:Location 6', Nice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
    Łaznia Center for Contemporary Art, 'Re:Location 6', Gdańsk, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
    Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
    Kurimanzutto, 'Labyrinth', Mexico City, Mexico
    International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, 'Art Focus 4', Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2002
    La Capella del Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu, 'POLES: The New Art of Poland', Barcelona, Spain
    Sony Center, Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
    Royal College of Art, 'Fair', London, England
    4th Kwangju Biennale, 'Project 1', Kwangju, South Korea
    Manifesta 4 – European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany
    Kunsthalle Basel, 'In Capital Letters', Basel, Switzerland
  • 2001
    Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
    Gelerie du Jour, 'Il y a toujour quelq’un qui veux quelque chose', Paris, France
    1st Biennale of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
    Bielska Gallery BWA, 'Painters' Competition', Bielsko-Biala, Poland
    Leon Wyczółkowski Museum, 'Oikos', Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 2000
    Centre de Solai, 'Escape', Bamako, Mali
    Hans Brinker Hotel, 'The Double Room', Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Outline Foundation, 'Painted Image Limited', Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • 2013
    Proctor, Jacob and Shafter, Ryan (eds.), 'Monika Sosnowska’, Minneapolis: Aspen Art Press, 2013
    Day, Charlotte, 'Monika Sosnowska. Regional Modernities', Melbourne: ACCA, 2013
  • 2008
    Vischer, Theodora (ed.), 'Monika Sosnowska 1:1' [texts by Maja Oeri, Theodora Vischer], Basel: Schaulager, 2008
  • 2007
    Budak, Adam, Schmidt, Kristin (eds.), 'Monika Sosnowska', [texts by Will Bradley, Adam Budak, Friedemann Malsch], Liechtenstein: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein/Walter König, 2007
    Morawińska, Agnieszka, Fudała, Tomasz, Cichocki, Sebastian + [et al.], 'Monika Sosnowska 1:1', Warsaw: Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 2007
  • 2006
    Mytkowska, Joanna, 'Monika Sosnowska', Białystok: Galeria Arsenał, 2006
  • 2004
    Kempkes, Anke, 'Monika Sosnowska', London: Serpentine Gallery, 2004
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  • 2016
    Baier, Simon, Bürgi, Bernhard M., Caraco, Oliver, [et. al.], 'Sculpture on the Move 1946 – 2016', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2016, pp. 160 – 161, ill. (exh. cat.)
  • 2015
    Weber, C. Sylvia, 'Skulptur', Künzelsau: Swiridoff, 2015, pp. 44 – 46, 114 – 117, ill.
    Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel (ed.), 'Future Present. The Collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation', Basel: Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel, 2015
  • 2014
    Griffin, Jonathan, Harper, Paul + [et al.], 'The 21st Century Art Book', London: Phaidon, 2014, p.251, ill.
  • 2013
    Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), 'Hauser & Wirth.20 Years', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013
    Moszynska, Anna, 'Sculpture Now', London: Thames & Hudson, 2013, p. 140, ill.
  • 2012
    Dillon, Brian, 'Parasites', in: Parkett 91, Zurich, 2012, p. 22 – 33, ill.
    Bonami, Francesco, 'The Cabinet Dr. Sosnowsi, in: Parkett 91, Zurich, 2012, p.34 – 46, ill.
    Mytkowska, Joanna. 'The Liquid Modernity of Monika Sosnowska's Sculptures, in: Parkett 91, Zurich, 2012, p. 47 – 57, ill.
    Gassner, Hubertus, Görgen, Annabelle, Schulz, Christoph Benjamin (eds.), 'Alice im Wunderland der Kunst', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012, p. 151, ill.
    Hacklin, Saara, 'Divergencies of Perception, The Possibilities of Merleau-Pontian Phenomenology in Analysis of Contemporary Art', Helsinki: University of Helsinki, pp. 215 – 230, 238 – 286, ill.
  • 2011
    Von Alphen, Ernst + [et al.], 'Polish! Contemporary Art From Poland', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011, pp. 250 – 257, ill.
  • 2010
    Adler, Phoebe, McCorquodale, Duncan, 'Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe', London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010, pp. 58 – 59, ill.
    Morineau, Camille, 'ARTISTES FEMMES. De 1905 à nos jours', Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010, p.153, ill.
    Macel, Christine, Petresin-Bachelez, Natasa (eds.), 'Les Promesses du Paseé', Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010
  • 2009
    Morineau, Camille, Rimmaudo, Annalisa, 'Women Artists, elles@centrepompidou', Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2009
  • 2006
    Warwick, Rhona (ed.), 'ARCADE. Artists and Place-making', London, 2006
    Ley, Sabrina van der, Richter, Markus (eds.), 'Ideal City. Invisible Cities', [texts by Bittner, Katarzyna, van der Ley, Sabrina, Maruhn, Jan, et al.], Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2006
    ___, 'Sehnsüchtig Gleiten Ballone Rund um die Welt / Longing Balloons are Floating Around the World', Berlin: Green Light Pavillon, 2006
  • 2005
    Cordes, Udo G., 'Ich und die Anderen', [texts by Karin Backer, Udo G. Cordes, Brigitte Hammer et al.], Berlin: Udo G Cordes, 2005
    Bonami, Francesco, Cosulich Canarutto, Sarah, 'Luna Park. Arte Fantastica. Sculture nel Parco/ Sculptures in the Park', Passariano die Codroipo: Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Manin, 2005
  • 2004
    Charpentier, Brigitte, Elkar, Catherine, Klein, Bettina (eds.), 'Ce qui reste', [texts by Knut Ebeling, Bettina Klein], Rennes: Galerie du TNB/FRAC Bretagne, 2004
    Tio Bellido, Romon, Rottenberg, Anda, Szyłak, Aneta, + [et al.], 'Le XXe siècle dans l'art polonais', Paris: Aica Press, 2004
    Mytkowska, Joanna, Przywara, Andrzej (eds.), 'PRYM', [texts by Wojciech Kozlowski, Joanna Mytkowski, Andrzej Przywara], Zielona Góra: Galeria Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Warsaw: Fundacja Galerii Foksal, 2004
    Ersen, Esra, Farocki, Harun, Ponger, Lisl + [et al.], 'Re: Location 1-7/Shake', Linz: OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna: Folio Verlag, 2004
  • 2003
    Achi-Miriam, Yehuda, Landau, Suzanne, Zalmona, Yigal, 'Art Focus 4. International Biennial of Contemporary Art', Jerusalem: Museum of the Underground Prisoners 1918 – 1948, 2003
    Bonami, Francesco, Frisa, Maria Luisa (eds.), 'Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of the Viewer. 50th International Art Exhibition', [texts by Carlos Basualdo, Franco Bernabè, Daniel Birnbaum et al.], Venice: Venice Biennale, 2003
    Deller, Jeremy, Esche, Charles, Cichocki, Sebastian, et al. 'Hidden in a Daylight', Warsaw: Foksal Gallery Foundation, 2003
    Munder, Heike (ed.), 'Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture', [texts by Heike Munder, Adam Budak, Philipe Rahm et al.], Gdańsk: Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art, Zurich: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2003
    Cameron, Dan, Dorfman, Ariel, Doyle Hancock, Trenton + [et al.], 'Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial', Istanbul: Foundation for Culture and Arts, 2003
    Macchi de Vilhena, Catherine, 'Re: Location', Nice: Villa Arson, 2003
    Szyłak, Aneta (ed.), 'Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland' [texts by Elżbieta Matynia, Dorota Monkiewicz, Aneta Szyłak], Warsaw: National Museum, 2003
  • 2002
    Behm, Mike, Boubnova, Iara, Enguita Mayo, Nuria + [et al.], 'Manifesta 4 – European Biennial of Contemporqary Art', Frankfurt am Main: Hatje Cantz, 2002
    Wan-kyung, Sung (ed.), 'Project 1. Pause: Conception. 4th Kwangju Biennale', Kwangju: Kwangju Biennale Press, 2002
    Hanru, Hou, Wan-kyung, Sung (eds.). 'Project 1. Pause: Realization. 4th Kwangju Biennale', Kwangju: Kwangju Biennale Press, 2002
    Farquharson, Alex, Grtzak, Roos, Hutchison, Daisy + [et al.], 'Fair', London: Royal College of Art, 2002
    Althaus, Peter F., Pakesch, Peter, Végh, Christina, 'In Capital Letters', Basel: Kunsthalle Basel/Schwabe Verlag, 2002
  • 2001
    Esche, Chzrles, Szymczyk, Adam, 'Zawody malarskie / Painters' Competition', Biała: Galeria Bielska BWA, 2002
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  • 2018
    Volpicelli, Anna, 'The Art Lover's To-Do This January', on:, San Francisco CA, 8 January 2018, ill.
  • 2017
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska', on:, New York/NY, 20 December 2017, ill.
    Ong, Amandas, 'The hidden bones of buildings', on:, London/UK, 14 December 2017, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska's Architectural Sculptures Ruminate on the Politics of Building Material', on:, 8 December 2017, ill.
    Carey-Kent, Apul, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: World of Interiors, London/UK, January 2018, ill.
    ___, 'Indywidualna Wystawa Moniki Sosnowskiej w Londynskiel Galerii', on:, Worclaw/PL, 13 December 2017, ill.
    Jones, Jonathan, 'Five of the best', in: The Guardian Guide, London/UK, 9-15 December 2017
    Nawrat, Allie, 'Monika Sosnowska exhibits at Hauser and Wirth, London', on:, London/UK, 20 November 2017, ill.
    Kimmel, Erin, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: 'Artforum', New York NY, October 2017, p. 256, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska's 'Wall' at Kurimanzutt, Mexico City', on:, 18 July, 2017, ill.
    ___, 'Can you spot Utopia in among this wreckage?', on:, London, 29 June 2017, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: 'Artforum', New York, May 2017, p. 279, ill.
    Dawkins, Chad, 'Monika Sosnowska at The Contemporary Austin', on:, Houston, 31 January 2017, ill.
    Muller, Nat, ' A Poetic Sharjah Biennial for a World in Turmoil', on:, New York, 12 May 2017, ill.
  • 2016
    ___, 'Indianapolis Museum of Art showcases commanding steel sculptures by artist Monika Sosnowska', on:, Indianapolis, 24. October, 2016, ill.
    van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, 'The Contemporary’s Jones Center grows on Congress Ave.', on:, Austin, 13 July 2016, ill.
  • 2015
    Verner, Amy, 'Celebrating Calder. Cahiers d'Art celebrates latest release with Monika Sosnowska solo exhibition', on:, London, 12 June 2015, ill.
  • 2014
    A. Macadam, Barbara, 'Monika Sosnowska. Hauser & Wirth, September 5 – October 25', in: ARTNews, New York, November 2014, pp. 110, ill.
    Kastner, Jeffrey, 'Monika Sosnowska. Hauser & Wirth', in: Artforum, New York, November 2014, p. 274, ill.
    Steadman, Ryan, 'Real Steel: Two Sculptors Dot Chelsea with Great, Mammoth Work', in: New York Observer, New York, 20 October 2014, p. 44, ill.
    Rogers, Nick, 'Contemporary Archeology', on:, New York, 5 October 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Around Town. What is going on in North America', in: Modern Painters, New York, October 2014, p. 14, ill.
    Rosenberg, Karen, 'Monika Sosnowska. 'Tower'', in: New York Times, New York, 26 September 2014, p. C27
    Creahan, D., 'New York – Monika Sosnowska: ''Tower'' at Hauser and Wirth Through October 25th, 2014, on:, New York, 23 September 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska at the Atelier Calder: An interview with Dorota Czerner and Alexander S. C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation', on:, London, 22 September 2014, ill.
    Holmes, Jessica, 'Looming Tower: Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth', on:, New York, 20 September 2014, ill.
    Hruska, Jordan, 'Monika Sosnowska: Tower', on:, Milan, 12 September 2014, ill.
    Indrisek, Scott, '5 Must-See Gallery Shows: Johannes VanDerBeek, Monika Sosnowska, and More', on:, New York, 11 September 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Hauser & Wirth Presents Monika Sosnowska's TOWER, Now thru 9/25', on:, New York, 5 September 2014
    Graver, David, 'Monika Sosnowska's 110-Foot-Long TOWER', on:, New York, 5 September 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska, Tower', in: Time Out New York, New York, 4-10 September 2014
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth', on:, New York, September 2014, ill.
    Lui, Louise, 'Monika Sosnowska's Tower on view at Hauser & Wirth', on:, London, 18 August 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska at Perez Art Museum Project Gallery', on:, Miami, 15 July 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Neues aus Museen und Kunsthallen', in: InformationsdienstKUNST, Berlin, May 2014, p. 4
    G.B., 'Polish up on art', on:, New York, 8 May 2014
    Lorch, Catrin, 'Eine gute Investition', in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19/20/21 April 2014, Munich, p. 16
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska, 'Stairway' Capitain Petzel', on:, New York, 21 March 2014, ill.
  • 2013
    Nelson, Robert, 'Monuments to the failure of modernist architecture', on:, Brisbane, 4 September 2013, ill.
    Denton, Max, 'Monika Sosnowska: Regional Modernities', on:, Melbourne, August 2013, ill.
    Mellema, Tatiana, 'Monika Sosnowska: Twisting History', on:, Toronto, 22 August 2013, ill.
    Rule, Dan, 'Memories recast in metal', on:, Subiaco W.A., 10 August 2013, ill.
    Conner, Shawn, 'Twisted metal, bleak northern landscapes this summer at CAG', on:, Vancouver, 9 August 2013, ill.
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska, Itee Pootoogook & Kay Rosen', on:, Vancouver, 26 June 2013
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska: Regional Modernities', on:, Melbourne, 21 June 2013, ill.
    ___, 'History Reshaped', in: Aesthetica, York, no. 53, June 2013, p. 23, ill.
    Howard, Christopher, ' Monika Sosnowska', in: Art Papers, New York, March 2013, p. 61, ill.
    ___,'Don't take the stairs. Distorting the Aspen Art Museum', in: Modern Painters, New York, February 2013, ill.
    Travers, Andrew, 'New exhibitions open at Aspen Art Museum', on:, Aspen, 19 February 2013, ill.
  • 2012
    Hayes, Kelsey, 'Reading the Streets: Monika Sosnowska's 'Fir Tree'', in: Auction Central News, Online, 21 December 2012, ill.
    __, 'Monika Sosnowska and Jim Lambie at The Modern Institute Glasgow', on:, 13 December 2012, ill.
    Mytkowska, Joanna, 'Monika Sosnowska's Sculptures', in: Parkett, New York, November 2012, pp. 46 - 51
    Bonami, Francesco, 'The cabinet of Dr. Sosnowska', in: Parkett, New York, November 2012, pp. 34 - 38
    Dillon, Brian, 'Monika Sosnowska. Parasites', in: Parkett, New York, November 2012, pp. 22 - 27
    Bell, Kirsty, 'Life through the Eye of Architecture. Das Leben durch das Auge der Architektur', in: Camera Austria, no 120 2012, Graz, pp 9 – 20, ill.
  • 2011
    Vogel, Carol, 'Six Named as Finalist for Hugo Boss Prize', in: The New York Times International Herald Tribune, New York, 25 November 2011, ill.
    Smith, Robert, 'Artists Decorate Palazzos, and Vice Versa', in : New York Times, 8 June 2011, pp. 1-5
    Wullschlager, Jackie, 'Poles apart', in: FT Weekend, Life & Arts, 25 & 26 June 2011, p. 13
  • 2010
    Woliński, Michał, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: Artforum, New York, May 2010
  • 2009
    ___, 'Concrete Heritage. Interview with Monika Sosnowska', in: Domus, Rozzano, no. 926, 2009
  • 2007
    Jeffrey, Moira, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: Map, no. 11, 2007, pp. 32 – 35
    ___, 'A Broken - Down Wall. Monika Sosnowska and Christian Kerez in conversation with Michał Woliński', in: Piktogram, no. 7, pp. 136 – 175
  • 2006
    Grzonka, Patricia, 'Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt. Interview mit Caroline Eggel und Christiane Rekade', in: Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, no. 6, June 2006, pp. 44 – 46
    Jeffrey, Moira, 'Somewhere nowhere. Monika Sosnowska's Gorbals', in: ARCADE. Artists and Place-making, London, 2006, pp. 12 – 23
    Kane, Elena, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: contemporary, no. 87, 2006, pp. 90 – 93
    Makowska, Monika, 'Starch i pokusa', in: Rzeczpospolita, no. 11 – 12, 2006 p. 14
    Mytkowska, Joanna, 'Pustostany, po nowoczesności'. in: 'Monika Sosnowska', Białystok: Galeria Arsenał, 2006, pp. 3 – 9
    ___, 'Pułapka na widza. Rozmowa z Moniką Sosnowską', in: Architektura & Biznes, no. 11, 2006, pp. 76 – 81
    Schlagel, Andreas, 'Berlin', in: contemporary, no. 81, June 2006, p. 19
    Szabłowski, Stach, 'Geometria z nerwicą', in: Newsweek, no. 35, 2006, p. 94
    Viereck, Matthias von, 'Ein Pavillon für Drei. Das Projeckt "Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt" geht in die letzte Runde', in: Zitty, no. 11, May – June 2006, p. 91
  • 2004
    Pasini, Francesca, 'Monika Sosnowska: Galleria Continua', Artforum, vol XLIII, no. 1, September 2004, p. 280
    Szymczyk, Adam, 'Aperto Poland', Flash Art, no. 237, July – September 2004, pp. 71 – 73
    Verwoert, Jan, 'Hallucinated Modernism: On the works of Monika Sosnowska', in: Be Magazin des Künstlerhaus Bethanien, no. 11, 2004
    Verwoert, Jan, 'World in Motion', Frieze, issue 84, June/August 2004, pp. 90 – 96
    Thea, Carolee, 'Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland. Sculpture Lorch, Catrin, 'Splendor Geometrik', in: Frieze, issue 82, April 2004, pp. 95 – 96
    Monaghan, Helen, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: The List, 18 March-1 April 2004
    ___, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: Scotland on Sunday, 14 March 2004
    Center, New York', in: Sculpture, vol. 23, no. 2, March 2004, pp. 72 – 73
    Auslander, Philip, 'The Biennale and its Discontents', in: PAJ, vol. 26, no. 1, January 2004, pp. 51 – 57
  • 2003
    Heartney, Eleanor, 'Mending the breach', in: Art in America, no. 91, December 2003, pp. 74 – 79
    Ronnen, Meir, 'Out of Focus', in: The Jerusalem Post, 14 December 2003
    Kleeblatt, Norman L., 'Istanbul Biennial', in: ARTnews, vol. 102, no. 1, December 2003, p. 128
    Lafuente, Pablo, '8th International Istanbul Biennial', in: Art Monthly, no. 271, November 2003, pp. 26 – 27
    Cabanas, Kaira M., Lageira, Jacinto, 'Venice Biennale; Alexandre Périgot', in: Parachute, no. 112, supplement, October-December 2003, pp. 7 – 8
    Vecchio, Gigiotto del., 'Monika Sosnowska', in: Boiler, no. 03, October-December 2003, pp. 28 – 33
    Kempkes, Anke, 'Hiden in Daylight. Hotel Pod Jeleniem, Cieszyn', in: Frieze, issue 78, October 2003, p. 130
    Diez, Renato, 'La dittatura dei curatori : capolavori a Venezia', in: Arte, no. 361, September 2003, pp. 86 – 95
    Kopsa, Maxine, '50th Venice Biennale', in: Frieze, no. 77, September 2003, p. 105
    ___, 'Art 34 Basel boasts strong results – Show News', in: Art Business News, August 2003, p. 19
    ___, 'Architectures if Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Polan', in: n.paradoxa, no. 12, 2003, p. 78
    Cosulich Canarutto, Sarah, 'Thresholds of the Clandestine Landscape', in: Bonami, Francesco, Frisa, Maria Luisa (eds.), 'Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of the Viewer. 50th International Art Exhibition', (texts by Basualdo, Carlos, Bernabè, Franco, Birnbaum, Daniel, et al., Venice: Venice Biennale, 2003, pp. 123 – 125
    Sajkiewicz, Violetta, 'Spektakle architektury' / 'The spectacles of architecture', in: Hidden in a Daylight', (texts by Deller, Jeremy, Esche, Charles, Cichocki, Sebastian), Warsaw: Foksal Gallery Foundation, 2003, pp. 59 – 60
    Sommer, Tim, 'Der grosse Jahrmarkt', in: ART  – das Kunstmagazin, no. 8, August 2003, pp. 10 – 29
    Naylor, Stephen, 'Feeling the heat of the 50th Venice Biennale', in: Art Monthly Australia, no. 161, July 2003, pp. 34 – 39
    Lledo, Elena, 'Entre el sueno y el conflicto', in: Lapiz, vol. 22, no. 195, July 2003, pp. 72 – 75
    Menin, Samuele, Sansone, Valentina, 'Sculpture Forever: Contemporary Sculpture (Part 1)', in: Flash Art, vol. 36, no. 230, May – June 2003, pp. 122 – 129
    Szyłak, Aneta, 'Construction Works', in: Szyłak, Aneta (ed.), 'Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland', (texts by Matynia, Elżbieta, Monkiewicz, Dorota, Szyłak, Aneta, Warsaw: National Museum, 2003, pp. 5 – 20
    Woliński, Michał, 'Działanie z zaskoczenia', in: Fluid, no. 32, 2003, pp. 71 – 73
    Snodgrass, Susan, 'Report from Frankfurt: Manifesta 4: Defining Europe?', in: Art in America, no. 91, January 2003, pp. 42 – 45
  • 2002
    Ammann, Jean-Christophe, 'Not enough art, too much political correctness', in: Art Newspaper, no. 128, September 2002, p. 13
    Dillon, Tamsin, 'Manifesta 4', in: Art Monthly, no. 258, July – August 2002, pp. 46 – 49
    Nemeczek, Alfred, 'Mit geblahtem segel durch die wiener kanalisation', in: ART-das Kunstmagazin, no. 7, July 2002, p. 94
    ___, 'Women artists at Manifesta 4', in: n.paradoxa, no. 10, 2002, pp. 44 – 45
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