» Elena Monzo

Elena Monzo

Artist

Statement

The most recurrent topics in Elena Monzo’s work are the society of ephemeral and the woman, both prevailing elements in each artistic construction, described in each of her obsessions; the art of show off to comply with the mass culture standards, the maniacal attention to details, the need of hanging to a perfect, flawless image. The artist aims to underline the decay of the society, totally dependent on an aesthetic of “showing off”. The artist utilizes for her works materials like fabrics and glitters, which represent the tie that forces people to be dependent on one another. These materials unite the different parts of the bodies creating a chaotic and visionary whole.

Bio

Born in Orzinuovi ( Brescia, Italy) in 1981, after earning her degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera (Milan), she entirely focused on her work on the artistic creation and research on the feminine figure. In 2015 she was selected for the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, a prestigious artist residence in the heart of Shanghai for 6 months. In 2013 the artist’s works were shown during ArteFiera Bologna, and she was awarded with the Camera di Commiercio prize in the city of Mantua during the contest Mantegnacercasi. The same year marks for the artist the meeting point with two different cultures – Far Eastern and Arabic – as she stayed in two artist residences, in Tamashima, Japan and Beirut Lebanon, in the second half of the year.

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Solo Exhibitions

 

2018    Silk, La via della Seta, Ex Filanda Meroni, Soncino CR   

2017    Moon Zoo, Gilda Contemporary Art, Milano.

2015    Carosello, ColossiArte, Brescia
Blu Desire, Koca Art Space, Shanghai, China

2014    Dark Vernice, TZR Galerie, Dusseldorf-Germany
Solo show, Casa del Mantegna, Mantova

2012    Happy Packaging, Colossi Arte, Brescia
Onda Fredda, Spazio Estro, Bergamo
Venice Queens, Galleria Traghetto, Venezia

2011     FreakShake/Très Chic, Contemporaneamente Art Gallery, Parma
Forever Blowing Bubbles, Cannaviello Studio D’Arte, Milano

2010    La Dolce Vita, TZR Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Specchio Specchio Delle Mie Brame, progetto “Take Off” Superstudiopiù, Milano

2008   NidiDiNodiDiBu, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Mantova

2007   Inside, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles USA
Dipendenze, Galleria Traghetto, Roma-Venezia

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018    Super S.H.E. Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano

Opere di: Carla Accardi – Maria Lai – Elena Monzo – Michela Martello – Carol Rama

2017    Arte contro la corruzione, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, MI

2016    Civica Raccolta del Disegno, MUSA, Salò BS

2015    Some velvet drawings, Verona Art Fair, Verona
Bocconi amari, MAM Museum, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, MN
6 Visioni, Leonardvs, Sestri Levante, GE

2014    030_2.0 Arte da Brescia, Piccolo Miglio, Castello di Brescia
Hybris, Officina dell’immagine, Milano

2013    Crossover, A dialog between the Chinese School of Hubei and the New Italian Art Scene, Arsenale Nord, Venezia
The Beginning of a New Era, Call for Bushwick, Alessandro Berni Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
Forme, colori e frammenti contemporanei, Deutsche Bank, Milano
Stanze pensanti, Palazzo municipale Salò, Brescia
B Creative, B Factory, Fuorisalone, Milano

2012    Homo Faber, il Ritorno del Fare nell’Arte Contemporanea Castello Sforzesco Milano
Ethos – Il Luogo dell’Abitare, Dream Factory, Milano
Go With the flow, Villa Bottini, Lucca
Wunderkammer 0.2 -,Visionnaire Design Gallery,- Fuori Salone- Milano
Gli Artisti Bresciani e il Disegno, spazio AAB, Brescia

2011     Group Show, Best Wishes, Arte Boccanera Contemporanea, Trento
Storyboard, BonelliLAB, Canneto s/o, MN
Wall_Projection- Italian artists and Not, Great_Jones_St. NYC
54. Venice Biennial_Padiglione Italia Lombardia, Palazzo della Regione, Milano
Affinita’ Elettive, Arte Boccanera Contemporanea, Trento
New Grotesque, Oratorio della passione – Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Milano
Faulty Fables, 00130 Gallery, Helsinki
Fred Loves Fashion, Elena Monzo­+Factoria Rent Me – Fashion limited edition Fall 2011-12, Fred Gallery, London

2010    Dell’Immortale dell’Arte – Nuove Generazioni, , Palazzo Municipale, Civica Raccolta del Disegno di Salo’ BS
VII Biennale di Postumia, MAM Museo di Arte Moderna, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti MN
The White Cellar, Ex palazzo Fiat, Torino
Giorni Felici a casa Testori, Villa Testori, Novate Milanese MI
Tratti Tangenti, GiaMart Studio, Vitulano BN
S.O.S Save Our Skiers, Lab610XL De Faveri, Feltre BL

2009   For Example, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Canneto s/o, MN
Nigredo, Ex-lavanderia, Roma
Imagine/La nuova visione della generazione anni ’80,
GiaMart Studio, Vitulano BN
Fall Forward, Sara Tecchia, NYC USA
Degli Uomini Selvaggi e d’Altre Forasticherie, LAB610XL, Sovramonte BL
Group Show, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, USA
Scoppiano Angeli Come Pop Corn, Galleria Traghetto, Roma
Italian Calling / Futur Star, BonelliLab, Canneto Sull’Oglio MN
Drawings, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York USA

2008   Junge Italienische Kunst, Galerie Binz&Kramer, Koln – Germany
Karta Bianca, K Gallery, Legnano MI
Actions, art/culture/generation, Arte Boccanera Contemporanea, Trento
Caos&Caso, Myowngallery, Milano
Allarmi, 6Caserma de Cristoforis, Como
Ipotesi di Senso, GiaMart Studio, Vitulano BN
Gold Zero Karati, MyOwnGallery, Milano
Overview, Arsprima, Valmadrera LC

2007   Summer Group Show, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles USA
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Sara Tecchia Roma- NYC USA
Yourlineismakingmesowetrightnow.Iloveit, Sara Tecchia, NYC USA
Ouverture IX, Arte Boccanera, Trento

2006   Obra sobre papel, Galeria Mito, Barcelona
Senza Spazio, NOMagazine0005 a cura di No Production, Milano
That’s all Folks! Contemporaneamente, Milano

2005   SenzaVeli, NOMagazine0002 a cura di No Production, SpazioContemporaneamente, Milano

2002   Salon I, Museo della Permanente, Milano
Gli Occhi di Maria, Basilica Pontificia Minore Madonna dei Martiri, Molfetta

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