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Jonathan Monk

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Leicester, England

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Jun, 2014 GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland | Modern
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Jonathan Monk is a British artist. His work includes a wide range of media including installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance. His tongue-in-cheek methods often recall procedural approaches typical of 1960's Conceptualism, but without sharing their utopian ideals and notions of artistic genius. Instead, Monk grounds his conceptual approach in more commonplace concerns, that of personal history, his family, even pets. While much of his work is gently playful and tinged with nostalgia for the late 1960's, it also challenges the idea of purity in modern art, demystifying the creative process and suggesting alternative models for how art and the role of the artist can be interpreted.

 Artist's portrait courtesy of Galleri Nicolai Wallner

Recent Exhibits

Jonathan Monk participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2014 First the Pleasure, Then the Thesis
Clint Roenisch Gallery
Casey Kaplan Gallery
Jun, 2014 Joyride
Marlborough Broome Street
Jun, 2014 Book Works: Make the Living Look Dead
2nd Cannons
Mar, 2014 « Dessine-Moi Un Mouton »
Gabrielle Maubrie
Jan, 2014 Left Foot
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Clint Roenisch Gallery The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Casey Kaplan Gallery Marlborough Broome Street
2nd Cannons Gabrielle Maubrie
PRISM Sean Kelly Gallery
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga Center for Book and Paper Arts Columbia College
The Power Plant Lisson Gallery
Centre d’Art la Panera Scrap Metal Gallery
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Galerie Yvon Lambert
David Roberts Art Foundation Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris
Koenig & Clinton Collectif Einzweidrei
Whitechapel Gallery MCA DENVER
Kadist Art Foundation vecteur interface
South London Gallery SITE Santa Fe
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
601Artspace La Maison Rouge
Ludlow 38 Galerie Van Der Mieden
KHOJ International Artists' Association Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
White Columns Daimler Chrysler Collection: Daimler Contemporary
Meessen De Clercq VIVID Gallery
LAXART Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Multi-Media and Light-Based Arts
Pratt Manhattan Gallery Yvon Lambert Gallery
WENDT+FRIEDMANN Galleria Continua - Le Moulin
Elizabeth Dee Gallery Art Basel
Tanya Leighton Gallery Art Gallery of Ontario
Wilfried Lentz Bass Museum of Art
Museum Morsbroich Las Cienegas Projects
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Galerie de Multiples
Martin-Gropius-Bau Bugada & Cargnel
Mireille Mosler Ltd Galería Elba Benitez
Palais de Tokyo Domus Artium DA2, Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca
Esso Gallery Pace Gallery - 25th St.
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