Anna McNay

Interview with Monica Bonvicini at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art


Interview: Monica Bonvicini

Monica Bonvicini: her hand
around the room

Baltic Centre for
Contemporary Art, Gateshead

18 November 2016 – 26 February 2017

Known for her conceptual and
installation art and sculpture, Italian artist Monica Bonvicini (b1965, Venice)
is one of the most vital artists to have emerged during the mid-90s, going on
to win the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999. Her work investigates
the relationships between architecture, control, gender, space, surveillance
and power through the means of sculpture, installation, video, photography,
text and performance. Known to UK audiences for Run (2012), her light installation
at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Bonvicini is taking over levels
three and floor of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, with a
survey show, including a significant body of drawing, as well as several newly
commissioned pieces.

Although she was busy working
on the final preparations for the exhibition, Bonvicini found time to answer
some of Studio International’s questions by email.

Read this interview here