Monica Bonvicini (b. 1965, Venice) is an artist whose multifaceted practise investigates the relationship between architecture, power, gender, space, surveillance and control. It translates into works that question the meaning of making art, the ambiguity of language, and the limits and possibilities attached to the ideal of freedom. Dry-humoured, direct, and imbued with historical, political and social references, Bonvicini's art never refrains from establishing a critical connection with the sites where it is exhibited, the materials that comprise it, and the roles of spectator and creator. Bonvicini works intermediately with installation, sculpture, video, photography and drawing mediums.
For the project, Bonvicini sends us a photo of her studio floor in Berlin. The floor is a result of Monica's current work with spray paint and stencils, and she is standing in the middle of it.
Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.