Monika Grzymala

 

The Artist

Monika Grzymala was born in Zabrze, Poland, in 1970. She lives and works in Berlin. Between 1990 and 1994 she partecipated at professional training in stone sculpting and restoration, from 1994 until 2001 she attended Visual Art studies at Universities in Karlsruhe, Kassel and Hamburg, Germany.

The main theme of Grzymala's work is the line and drawing in three-dimensional space. In her installations, the artist uses various materials: adhesive tape, paper, wire, and even living trees. The creations are always adapted to the exhibition site, connecting different visible and non-visible aspects, in short, using structures of tape and site-specific drawings to transform the space into a new cosmos. The sculptural interventions seem to twist and reconfigure rectilinear space, endowing it with a new and vibrant, organic and expressive potential, much as a dancer might transform the space through which she moves. The tangled lines that Grzymala stretches through her installations gather and disperse, curve around, rise and fall. We follow the gathering movement not only with our eyes but with our own bodies as we walk through the exhibition. Each ephemeral installation is described by the kilometres of tape that make visible the physical and mental process of creation. The spatial drawings are delicate, transient, and almost ethereal, but also balanced out by a feeling of persistent sense, materiality, and gesture. She has exhibited in numerous solo show including: Helix (Raumzeichnung Uppsala), permanent site-specific installation, Atrium Hubben Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala (2018); Raumzeichnung (fusion) RMX, site-specific installation presented by Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Arte Fiera, Bologna (2017); Raumzeichnung (Solitär), site-specific installation, Haus der Kunst St. Josef Solothurn, Switzerland (2017); Formationen, Raumzeichungen, Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt i.Opf. Bavaria (2017); ORBITAL MOTION, EACC (Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló), Castellón, Spain (2016); Linealogy, Crone Gallery, ARCO, Madrid (2015; Rückbau Villa Zanders Städtische Galerie, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany (2014); Tree of Life, sculptural garden, ongoing roof top project, Woodner Company, Manhattan New York City (2014); Meros Saal der Meisterzeichnung, Kunsthalle (2013); The River II 49 North 6 East FRAC Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain de Lorraine, Metz (2013); Volumen The Morgan Library & Museum, Gilbert Court (Renzo Piano Extension), New York City (2013); Aerial, Galerie Crone, Berlin (2012); aumzeichnung Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2011); Ruptures, The Drawing Room, London (2009); Subterranean Cell Ausstellungsraum Samsa, Berlin (2007). Recent collective exhibitions include: Monika Grzymala, Shannon Bool, Kapwani Kiwanga, MAJ Musee d'Art de Joliette, Joliette Quebec (2018), Drawing in space, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2017), Structural Tensions, Eduardo Secci Gallery, Florence (2016); SpaceLiner group exhibition , Arter Space for Art, Istanbul (2015); The Making of Forming Something New generative drawing, Synthesis Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, Iceland (2014-2015).

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Artworks

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Exhibitions

Monika Grzymala "Disegno"

Monika Grzymala "Disegno"
Piazza Goldoni, 2 - Firenze
22.03.2018 - 12.05.2018


Piazza Goldoni, 2 - Firenze
25.02.2016 - 22.05.2016

 

 

Fairs

ZONA MACO 2018 - Stand ZMS14

ZONA MACO 2018 - Stand ZMS14
Mexico City
07.02.2018 - 11.02.2018

Dallas Art Fair, 2017

Dallas Art Fair, 2017
Dallas, USA
06.04.2017 - 09.04.2017

Arte Fiera Bologna 2017

Arte Fiera Bologna 2017
Bologna Fiere, Italia
27.01.2017 - 30.01.2017

ART MIAMI 2016

ART MIAMI 2016
Miami, FL, USA
29.11.2016 - 04.12.2016

EXPO CHICAGO, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, 2016
Chicago, USA
22.09.2016 - 25.09.2016

Art Paris 2016<br />

Art Paris 2016

Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
31.03.2016 - 03.04.2016

 
 

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