Selected Works

  • Marge Monko, Window Shopping (2014-2021)
    London (March, 1912), Westmanni äri (Tallinn), Handschuh Christl (Vienna)
    Ruys (Antwerp), Boon (Antwerp), Berlin (April 7, 1965)
    92 cm x 309 cm, framed

  • Marge Monko, Window Shopping (2014-2021)
    New York (August 10,1958), Cavalli (New York City)
    101 cm x 61,5 cm, framed

  • NEW YORK, August 10, 1958. A crowd looks at the broken window of Tiffany’s jewelry store on Fifth Avenue after thieves robbed the store of $171,500 worth of jewelry. The robbery took place while the officer on the beat was called away for temporary emergency duty to help guard the Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko who attended the U.N. General Assembly meeting. Photo: United Press International.

  • Marge Monko, Window Shopping (2014-2021)
    Houston, Texas (September 12, 1961), Shoe shop (Ghent), Schütz (New York City),
    Calvin Klein (New York City), Dolce & Gabbana (Vienna), Narva (February, 1919)
    92 cm x 309 cm, framed

  • Marge Monko
    Videostill 'Sheer Indulgence', 16 mm transferred to digital, sound, 8 min 4 sec, 2021

  • Marge Monko
    Videostill 'Sheer Indulgence', 16 mm transferred to digital, sound, 8 min 4 sec, 2021

  • Marge Monko
    Videostill 'Sheer Indulgence', 16 mm transferred to digital, sound, 8 min 4 sec, 2021

  • Marge Monko 'Untitled Photogram #1'
    35 x 26,5 cm, Photogram on gelatin silver print, 2014

  • Marge Monko, Untitled Photograms, Installation view in Kai Art Center, 2021
    Photo: Mari Volens

Exhibitions

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

BIOGRAPHY
Born 1976 in Tallinn, Estonia
lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia

EDUCATION
2013-2015
Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2011
Baltic Film and Media School, MA in directing (unfinished)
2005-2008
Estonian Academy of Arts, photography, MA
2004
University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Erasmus exchange)
2002-2005
Estonian Academy of Arts, photography, BA

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2018
Videobrasil residency, Sao Paulo
2017
Para Site residency, Hongkong
2016
KulturKontakt Residency in Vienna, Austria
2015
ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New Yorks, U.S.A.
2014
Marl Media Art Awards 2014, nomination
2012
Köler Prize 2012, nomination
2012
Henkel. Art. Award 2012, winner
2010
ProHelvetia residency program. PROGR, Bern, Switzerland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022
The A.B.C.D.E.F.G. of Love, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn. Duo show with Maruša Sagadin
2021
Great Pretender, Kai Art Center, Tallinn. Duo show with Gabriele Beveridge
We Never Grow Tired of Each Other. Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf. Duo show with Erika Hock
2020
Flawless Seamless. Galerie Russi Klenner, Berlin, Germany
2019
Diamonds Against Stones, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
2018
Duo show with Melanie Bonajo, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck International
Curated by Chris Clarke
Women of the World, Raise Your Right Hand, Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest
Diamonds Against Stones, Stones Against Diamonds, Tallinn City Gallery
Curated by Evelien Bracke
2017
Seamless, Flawless. Installatio n, Freedom Square, Tallinn
Gevaert as Image (with Katrin Kamrau), Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium
2016
Hips Don‘t Lie, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2014
You, Hop Gallery, Tallinn
2013
How To Wear Red, mumok, Vienna
How To Wear Red, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curated by Rael Artel
2011
Tell me, Platan Gallery, Polish Institute in Budapest
2010
Shaken Not Stirred, Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2009
Bread and Roses, Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2008
Marge Monko and Tanja Muravskaja, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn
2007
Studies of Bourgeoisie, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Tell me, Tallinn City Gallery
2006
Studies of Bourgeoisie, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies). National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.
Curated by Katerina Gregos
2021
Art in the Comfort Zone? The 2000s in Estonian Art. Kumu Art Museum.
Curated by Eha Komissarov ja Triin Tulgiste
Maternal. Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Mexico (UNAM).
Curated Helena Chavez Mac Gregor, Alejandra Labastida
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) Centraal Museum. Utrecht, Netherlands.
Curated by Katerina Gregos
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies). Tallinn Art Hall. Curated by Katerina Gregos
Landscapes of Identity. Estonian Art 1700-1945. Curated by Linda Kaljundi and Kadi Polli
2020
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies). Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg,
Germany. Curated by Katerina Gregos
Public Relations. Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany. Curated by Sönke Kniphals
2019
Orient V. Fotograf Festival, Prague. Curated by Michal Novotny
Open Collections. The Artist Takes a Floor. Kumu Art Museum. Curated by Eha Komissarov
Shelf Life. Kunsthalle Amsterdam in Boven’t Y winkelcentrum.
Curated by Bas Hendrikx.
Published by Lugemik. Printed matter from 2010-2019.
Estonian Museum of Disain and Applied Art
2018
Sometimes I Can See It All Perfectly. Gallery Soy Capitan, Berlin. Invited by Alisha Danscher
Display. PLATO, Ostrava. Czech Republic. Curated by Michal Novotny
Border Poetics. Estonian art 1918-2018. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
Curated by Eha Komissarov
Related By Sister Languages. Ludwig Museum Budapest. Curated by Krisztina Szipös
Orient. Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland. Curated by Michal Novotny
Crush. Para Site, Hong Kong. Curated by Chang Qu
Archaeology of the Screen. Kumu Art Museum
Curated by by Eha Komissarov and Triin Tulgiste
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More.
Riga International Biennial for Contemporary Art. Curated by Katerina Gregos
Estonian Contemporary Art in European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Curated by Britta Von Campenhausen
2017
Archeology of the Screen. Bozar, Brussels. Curated by Eha Komissarov
It Won‘t Be Long Now, Comrades! Framer Framed, Amsterdam. Curated by Katia
Krupennikova and Inga Lace
Summer of Love. Art Space Pythagorion, Samos, Greece. Curated by Katerina Gregos
Situations. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2016
Playground festival, M Museum, Leuven, Belgium. Curated by Eva Wittockx
An Open Relationship With Your Image, Urlaub Project Space, Berlin
Let It Shine, Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest.
2016
Kumu Hits. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn.
Curated by Kati Ilves, Eha Komissarov and Annika Räim
Vigies and Co. Centres d’art de Dudelange, France
Curated by Béatrice Josse and Danielle Igniti
2015
From Explosion To Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991-2015
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curated by Anneli Porri
All Men Become Sisters. Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland. Curated by Joanna Sokolowska
There is absolutely No cause for Alarm, Unseen festival, De Punt, Amsterdam
Curated by Katia Krupennikova
Inside Out, Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest. Curated by Tünde Török
2015
Kilometre of Sculpture, Võru, Estonia. Curated by Andreas Nilsson
EX & POST, Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington
Curated by Sári Stenczer and Krisztina Erdei
2014
Red Dawn. Laureates 2014 exhibition, HISK, Ghent, Belgium
Curated by Gertrud Sandqvist
Telling Tales. Swiss and Baltic artists. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
Curated by Felicity Lunn and Ragne Nukk
Selective Memory. Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
Curated by Christopher Clarke.
Present Tense, Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden. Curated by Marianna Garin and Andres Kurg
Marl Media Art Awards (exhibition of the nominees), Skulpturenmuseum Marl, Germany
The Hypnotist Collector, NauArt Gallery, Barcelona. Curated by Stacey Koosel
Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography, Riga Art Space, Latvia.
Curated by Inga Bruvere
Carnations and Tulips, Fuga Gallery Budapest, Hungary
Curated by Rebeka Põldsam
Telling Tales, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Curated by Felicity Lunn
2013
Economy, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Curated by Angela Dimitrakaki and Kirsten Lloyd
Make an effort. Or, failing that, invent, Bétonsalon, Paris
Curated by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros
2012
Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium. Curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina & Katerina Gregos
Köler Prize 2012 exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia
Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
Curated by Rael Artel, Hilkka Hiiop, Kati Ilves and Eha Komissarov
2011
Generation of the the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction in the Baltics
Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia. Curated by Vytautas Michelkevicius.
Confrontations and Provocations, National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
Curated by Eha Komissarov
Water – Sense and Sensation, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
Curated by Johanna Kurth
2010
Confrontations and Provocations, Museum of Contemporary Art,
dept. of the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland. Curated by Eha Komissarov
Artishok Biennale, Tartu Art House, Estonia. Curated by Kati Ilves
Take Care. Politics of Emacipation, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Curated by Jaana Kokko and Johannes Saar
2009
Blue-Collar Blues, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia. Curated by Anders Härm
Poses and Neuroses. Self-Portraits, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
Curated by Kädi Talvoja
Doings or Not, Hobusepea Gallery, Talinn, Estonia
Curated by Laura Kuusk and Margit Säde
2008
Insanity, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia. Curated by Dénes Farkas
Doings or Not, Vžigalica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Curated by Laura Kuusk and Margit Säde
Plaisirs de l’imagination, Castle of Tours, France. Curated by Eha Komissarov
Border Country, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Art, China.
Curated by Reet Varblane
2007
Cropped Dreams and Irritators, Jeune création européenne, Biennale of Emerging art, Montrouge, France.
Consequences and Proposals, Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn
Curated by Anneli Porri and Rael Artel

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