For the Belvedere 21, Bonvicini has developed a site-specific and space-consuming installation that engages with the architecture of the museum. Here, the artist is less interested in the formal and technical aspects of the architecture than in the social and political power structures that are expressed in the constructed space and have an impact on people.
Born in Venice in 1965, the artist studied in Berlin and at CalArts, California. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo shows and biennales around the world and won important prizes such as the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin (2005), and the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale (1999).
From 2003 Bonvicini spent 15 years as a professor of performative art and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, thereby leaving her mark on a new generation of Viennese artists who are now coming of age. In 2017 she became professor of sculpture at Berlin University of the Arts. Monica Bonvicini lives and works in Berlin.