Piazza Goldoni, 2
Monika Grzymala was born in Zabrze, Poland, in 1970. She lives and works in Berlin, German. 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. Grzymala has received several awards and grants, and her work has been exhibited in various galleries and institutions around the world: (2018): Helix (Raumzeichnung Uppsala) Atrium Hubben Uppsala Science Park Uppsala, Sweden; (2017): Raumzeichnung (Solitär), Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland; Formationen, Raumzeichnungen, Museum Lothar Fischer Neumarkt i.Opf. Bavaria, Germany; Drawing in Space, Tiefereth Israel Synagogue, Des Moines Iowa, USA; (2016): Raumzeichnung (Orbi- tal Motion), EACC Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain; (2015): Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London; Drawing Now, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; (2014 & 2016): Raaklijnen / lines of tangency, MSK Museum of Fine Art, Ghent, Belgium; The Making of Forming Something New generative drawing, Synthesis Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, Iceland; Tree of Life sculpture garden, long-term project on the roof top, Woodner Company, Manhattan New York City, USA; (2013): Mono Meros, Saal der Meisterzeichnung, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany; The River II 49 Nord 6 Est, FRAC, Metz, France; Volumen, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA; (2010); On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, USA.