Monika Sosnowska

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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Monika Sosnowska

Biography

Print Biography
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

2022
Kunstraum Dornbirn, 'Monika Sosnowska. Fatigue', Dornbirn, Austria
2021
Foksal Gallery Foundation, 'Monika Sosnowska. Concrete', Warsaw, Poland
2020
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 'Monika Sosnowska', cur. Maria Brewińska, Warsaw, Poland
Galeria Labirynt, 'Monika Sosnowska. Façade', Lublin, Poland
Moderne Galerie, Saarlandmuseum, 'Monika Sosnowska', Saarbrücken, Germany
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Monika Sosnowska. Exercises in Construction, Bending', Moscow, Russia
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 'Monika Sosnowska', Warsaw, Poland
2019
Capitain Petzel, ‘Monika Sosnowska‘, Berlin, Germany
Modern Institute, ‘Monika Sosnowska’, Glasgow, UK
2018
Galerie Gisela Capitain, 'Monika Sosnowska. Urban Flowers', Cologne, Germany
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

2023
Bat Yam Museum of Art, 'City Limits', Bat Yam, Israel
2022
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 'City Limits', Dusseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
2021
Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku, 'City Limits', Orońsko, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
Kauno bienalė, '13th Kaunas Biennial. Once Upon Another Time…gyveno jie jau kitaip', Kaunas, Lithuania
2020
Merano Arte, 'Risentimento / Ressentiment', Merano, Italy
2018
Hayward Gallery, 'Space Shifters', London, UK
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, '[email protected]', Paris, France
2009
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, '[email protected], 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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Bibliography

Monographs

2015
Cotter, Suzanne, Switek, Gabriela, 'Monika Sosnowska. Arquitetonizacao - Architectonisation', Porto: Fundacao de Serralves, 2015, ill.
2014
Sokolowski, Julius, Turowski, Andrzej, 'Monika Sosnowska. Tower', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2015, ill.
2013
Proctor, Jacob, Shafter, Ryan (eds.), 'Monika Sosnowska', Minneapolis: Aspen Art Press, 2013, ill.
Day, Charlotte, 'Monika Sosnowska. Regional Modernities', Melbourne: ACCA, 2013, ill.
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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Publications

2019
Fink, Dietrich, Graff, Uta, Rostek, Nils (eds.), 'architects on architects', Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2019, ill.
Echenique Gordillo, Rodrigo, de Chiara, Sara (et al.), 'There’ll never be a door. You’re Inside. Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas', Madrid: Bold Editing and Printing, 2019, p. 232, ill. (exh. cat.)
2018
Brun, Lea, Sumpf, Jasmin, 'Schaulauger. Bewahren, Erforschen, Weitergeben', Basel: Laurenz Stiftung, Schaulager Basel, p. 57, ill.
2017
Shaughnessy, Jonathan (ed.), '2017 Canadian Biennial', National Gallery of Canada: Ottawa, 2017, pp. 250-253, ill.
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 (eds.), '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, ill.
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, [email protected]', 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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Press

2018
Zara, Janelle, 'Treasure Trove. Collector Ceth Rudin Dewoody creates a private lair for her signature high-impact art', in: Galerie Magazine, New York, March 2018, pp. 114-117, ill.
___,'Monika Sosnowska: Structural Exercises Hauser & Wirth', in: Blouin Modern Painters Special Edition, New York, January 2018, ill.
Benshimol, Luis, 'Luis Benshimol recomienda: "Ejercicios Estructurales" de Monika Sosnowska', on: luisbenshimol.com, 5 February 2018, ill.
Volpicelli, Anna, 'The Art Lover's To-Do This January', on: 7x7.com, San Francisco CA, 8 January 2018, ill.
2017
Harrison, Anya, 'Monika Sosnowska: Structural Exercises. Hauser & Wirth', in: Modern Painters, New York NY, December 2017, pp. 144-149, ill.
___, 'Monika Sosnowska', on: wsimag.com, New York/NY, 20 December 2017, ill.
Ong, Amandas, 'The hidden bones of buildings', on: apollo-magazine.com, London/UK, 14 December 2017, ill.
___, 'Monika Sosnowska's Architectural Sculptures Ruminate on the Politics of Building Material', on: www.artnet.com, 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: rynekisztuka.pl, 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: theglassmagazine.com, 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: https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2364459/monika-sosnowskas-wall-at-kurimanzutto-mexico-city, 18 July, 2017, ill.
___, 'Can you spot Utopia in among this wreckage?', on: uk.phaidon.com, 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: www.glasstire.com, Houston, 31 January 2017, ill.
Muller, Nat, ' A Poetic Sharjah Biennial for a World in Turmoil', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 12 May 2017, ill.
2016
___, 'Indianapolis Museum of Art showcases commanding steel sculptures by artist Monika Sosnowska', on: artdaily.com, 24 October 2016, ill.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, 'The Contemporary’s Jones Center grows on Congress Ave.', on: austin360.com, 13 July 2016, ill.
2015
Verner, Amy, 'Celebrating Calder. Cahiers d'Art celebrates latest realease with Monika Sosnowska solo exhibition', on: wallpaper.com, 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: artefuse.com, 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: artobserved.com, 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: contemporarylynx.co.uk, London, 22 September 2014, ill.
Holmes, Jessica, 'Looming Tower: Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth', on: www.artcritical.com, New York, 20 September 2014, ill.
Hruska, Jordan, 'Monika Sosnowska: Tower', on: www.domusweb.it, Milan, 12 September 2014, ill.
Indrisek, Scott, '5 Must-See Gallery Shows: Johannes VanDerBeek, Monika Sosnowska, and More', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 11 September 2014, ill.
___, 'Hauser & Wirth Presents Monika Sosnowska's TOWER, Now thru 9/25', on: www.broadwayworld.com, New York, 5 September 2014
Graver, David, 'Monika Sosnowska's 110-Foot-Long TOWER', on: www.coolhunting.com, 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: newyorkarttours.com, New York, September 2014, ill.
Lui, Louise, 'Monika Sosnowska's Tower on view at Hauser & Wirth', on: www.theglassmagazine.com, London, 18 August 2014, ill.
___, 'Monika Sosnowska at Perez Art Museum Project Gallery', on: www.miamiartguide.com, Miami, 15 July 2014, ill.
___, 'Neues aus Museen und Kunsthallen', in: InformationsdienstKUNST, Berlin, May 2014, p. 4
G.B., 'Polish up on art', on: www.wsj.com, 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: www.artnet.com, New York, 21 March 2014, ill.
2013
Nelson, Robert, 'Monuments to the failure of modernist architecture', on: brisbanetimes.com.au, 4 September 2013, ill.
Denton, Max, 'Monika Sosnowska: Regional Modernities', on: melbourne.concreteplayground.com.au, August 2013, ill.
Mellema, Tatiana, 'Monika Sosnowska: Twisting History', on: canadianart.ca, 22 August 2013, ill.
Rule, Dan, 'Memories recast in metal', on: watoday.com.au, 10 August 2013, ill.
Conner, Shawn, 'Twisted metal, bleak northern landscapes this summer at CAG', on: vancouversun.com, 9 August 2013, ill.
___, 'Monika Sosnowska, Itee Pootoogook & Kay Rosen', on: vancouversun.com, 26 June 2013
___, 'Monika Sosnowska: Regional Modernities', on: timeout.com, 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: aspendailynews.com, 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: www.moussemagazine.it, 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 Magazine, Glasgow, no. 11, 2007, pp. 32-35
___, 'A Broken - Down Wall. Monika Sosnowska and Christian Kerez in conversation with Michał Woliński', in: Piktogram, Warsaw, no. 7, pp. 136-175, ill.
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', in: Artforum, New York, vol. XLIII, no. 1, September 2004, p. 280
Szymczyk, Adam, 'Aperto Poland', in: Flash Art, Milan, no. 237, July-September 2004, pp. 71-73
Verwoert, Jan, 'Hallucinated Modernism: On the works of Monika Sosnowska', in: BE Magazin Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, no. 11, 2004
Verwoert, Jan, 'World in Motion', in: Frieze, London, no. 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, London, no. 82, April 2004, pp. 95-96
Monaghan, Helen, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: The List, Edinburgh, 18 March-1 April 2004
___, 'Monika Sosnowska', in: Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh, 14 March 2004
Auslander, Philip, 'The Biennale and its Discontents', in: PAJ, Cambridge, 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, London/New York, no. 128, September 2002, p. 13
Dillon, Tamsin, 'Manifesta 4', in: Art Monthly, London, no. 258, July-August 2002, pp. 46-49
Nemeczek, Alfred, 'Mit geblahtem segel durch die wiener kanalisation', in: ART- Das Kunstmagazin, Hamburg, no. 7, July 2002, p. 94
___, 'Women artists at Manifesta 4', in: n.paradoxa, London, no. 10, 2002, pp. 44-45
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Sat 16 Sep 2017, 2:00
Los Angeles

Join Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles in collaboration with Southern California Institue of Architecture for a discussion between architects Marcelyn Gow & Florencia Pita on the work of Monika Sosnowska. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and on the occasion of the artist’s first show in Los Angeles – ‘Monika…
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Sun 30 Jul 2017, 12:00
Los Angeles

Join us for a hands-on Family Studio exploring themes of our summer exhibition ‘Monika Sosnowka‘. About the Studio: Working with pipe-cleaners, unfired clay, and building models, families will ‘sample’ source material from everyday architecture to create objects inspired by Sosnowska’s lived experience of Polish modernist architecture. Like…
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Los Angeles

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