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  1. Rachel Monosov (b. 1987, Russia)

    Lives and works in Brussels and Berlin

    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 earned two MFAs from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK), Belgium (2014/2016).  In 2016 she completed four residency programs, including at Villa Lena in Tuscany, curated a critically reviewed group exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York, and mounted a solo show at AC Repair Co. in Toronto, Canada.  The year also marked her first museum presence at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, which was closely followed in January 2017 with a screening and performance at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium. Monosov is a co-founder of the CTG collective.