Jonathan Monk (b. 1969, Leicester, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Monk received a BFA from Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester (1988) and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (1991). Monk uses appropriation and reference in his work to bring new relevance and open new dialogue around seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art. Believing that it is almost impossible for a contemporary artist to produce truly original work, Monk forgoes the notion of originality and centres his practice on re-working and paying homage to the works of artists such as Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman and Ed Ruscha. Monk was awarded the Prix du Quartier Des Bains, Geneva in 2012. His recent solo exhibitions include: Centro De Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga (2013); Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008); and Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris (2008). Recent group exhibitions include: 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice (2009) Whitney Biennial, Whitney (2006); 50th Venice Biennale, Venice (2003); Berlin Biennale (2001); and Taipei Biennial (2000).
Last updated: 20.02.2016