Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Rachel Monosov

Rachel Monosov
Space intended for rest and pleasure, 2017
Performance at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Rachel Monosov
MELODICA screening, 2017
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Rachel Monosov
Exciting discovery in Biblical archaeology found in Judean Desert: Artifact 3, 2016 Bronze
9 × 7 × 1.5 in

Rachel Monosov
FREEDOM IN THE CLOUDS, 2015
HDV, 10:19min

Rachel Monosov
FREEDOM IN THE CLOUDS, 2015
HDV, 10:19min

Rachel Monosov
Untitled (Installation View), 2015
Flag
69 × 102 cm (flag only)

Rachel Monosov
THE VISITOR, 2014
HDV. 15:00 min.

Rachel Monosov
Exotic? (quadryptich), 2015
inkjet print
8×6, 13×9, 36×54.6

Rachel Monosov
No presence is hidden and no god is waiting except the place itself, the chosen land within 4 borders, 2014
inkjet print and frame
125 × 13 inches (317.5 × 30.5 cm)

Rachel Monosov
Installation View of “La vie mode d’emploi”, 2014
Zwarte Zaal Gallery

Rachel Monosov
Installation View of “La vie mode d’emploi”, 2014
Zwarte Zaal Gallery

RACHEL MONOSOV (b. 1987, Israeli)
Bridging photography, video, performance and sculpture, Russian-born Rachel Monosov delves into cultural notions of alienation, territorial belonging, gender, and identity. Nature serves as a source for the artist’s imagery and objects, which can be interpreted as both symbolic and indexical. While her early career focused on autobiographical works steeped with a desire to grapple with her personal history, in recent years her work has reflected a rootless present rife with broader social implications.

Monosov works on a project basis, each year producing several bodies of work in a variety of themes and methodologies. She constructs entire worlds around her subjects, which function pursuant to their own set of rules and laws. Together, the works speak on socio-political issues related to territory as geography and body.

Monosov holds two MFAs from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium (2014/2016). She made her first museum presentations at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2016), and at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium (2017). In the past year she has completed four Residency programs including at Villa Lena in Italy, and Triangle Arts Association in New York. Monosov is a co-founder of the CTG Collective.

Artist Website

BORN 1987, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
LIVES AND WORKS IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

EDUCATION

2016

MA in Film, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (KASK), Belgium

2014

MFA The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (KASK), Belgium

2010

BFA Photography, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel

2008

The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

MUSEUM & BIENNIAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

Europalia, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium; Curators: Laura Herman and Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence (upcoming)
Afrotopia, Bamako Encounters 11th Edition, Biennale of African Photography; Curator: Marie-Ann Yamsi (upcoming)
Transcultural Protocol, performance in collaboration with Admire Kamudzengerere, Zimbabwe Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale; Curator: Raphael Chikukwa
Melodica, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

2016

Zig Zag Zig, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Pastoral, AC Repair Co., Toronto, Canada

2015

Effects of Displacement, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA
Pastoral, Barbé Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2014

The Premier of the Audition Acts as Symbol, REH-TRANSFORMER, Berlin, Germany; Curator: Marcus Kettel

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2017

Transcultural Protocol, ThalieLab Art Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
An Orbit, The Drake, Toronto, Canada
TERRA NOVA, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA
LEŽERNA RAZMJENA BEZ PANIKE, Charlama Contemporary Art Gallery, Sarajevo

2016

Fragmented Time, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA; Curator: Rachel Monosov
Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA
A perfect storm for business, The Governor’s Mansion, Ghent, Belgium; Curators: Liene Aerts, Wim Lambrecht and Wim Waelput

2015

Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York; Curators: William Corwin and Catinca Tabacaru
Art Prize CBM (Premio “Carlo “Bonatto” Minella), Turin, Italy
La Vie mode d’emploi, Zwarte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
“Worlds of Nature”, Ramfoundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014

The Last Brucennial, New York, USA; presented by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Kiss, Zona 30, Lima, Peru; Curator: Katie Peyton

2013

Ever Ours, Beethoven Festival: LOVE, Merit School of Music, Chicago, USA; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
Special Project, Bit Map, Ghent, Belgium
100 Years in the Underground, Steichen to Sherman, Peanut Underground Art Projects, New York, USA
Conventional Codes Of, Lambert Fine Arts, New York, USA; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
We Man, Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium

2011

Hard Pop, St-Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Curators: Liora Belford and Serge Tiroche
Shepard Fairey and Co, Bradford Stewart Studios, Los Angeles, USA; curator: Catinca Tabacaru

2010

Third Eye/I, White Box, New York, USA; Curators: Raul Zamudio and Catinca Tabacaru
Summer, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Just Art, Benefit for New York Civil Liberties Union, Twelve21 Gallery, New York, USA; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
Women on Women, Zik Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

SITE-SPECIFIC WORKS

2016

Impossible Meeting Point, Pool’s Island, Canada

2015

Pink Village, Harare, Zimbabwe

SCREENINGS

2017

Melodica, CIMMfest No.9, Chicago, USA (upcoming)
Pink Village, dokumentArt, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Melodica, Bideodromo Festival, Bilbao, Spain (Second Prize for Experimental Film)

2016

Pink Village, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montréal, Canada; Curator: Nicolas Mavrikakis
Freedom in the clouds, cimmfest, Chicago, USA

2015

The Visitor, 44th Edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam_, The Netherlands
The Visitor, Het Grote Ongeduld Xtra!, Cinemathek, Brussels, Belgium

RESIDENCIES

2017

Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, USA

2016

Thalie Art Foundation, Human Uplift Trust, India
Villa Lena Foundation, Tuscany, Italy
CTG-R: Newfoundland, CTG Collective in collaboration with Matthew Evans, Pool’s Island, Canada
Dusangneuf Osangsett, Brussels, Belgium

2015

CTG-R: Zimbabwe, CTG Collective in collaboration with Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Harare, Zimbabwe

AWARDS & PRIZES

2017

Northern Trust Purchase Prize, EXPO Chicago 2017
Europalia Curator’s Award, Belgium (Selected Artist); Curators: Laura Herman and Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence

COLLECTIONS

The Block Museum
Collection Praz-Delavallade
National Gallery of Zimbabwe Permanent Collection
ST-ART by Serge Tiroche