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Elena Monzo

Elena was born in Orzinuovi in 1981. After graduating in painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where she completely devoted herself to artistic creation of the female figure.
In 2015, she was selected for the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, a prestigious artist’s residence in the heart of Shanghai for 6 months.
In 2013 she exhibited at ‘ArteFiera Bologna’ and received the Mantova Chamber of Commerce Award for the Mantegnacercasi competition.
In 2012, the artist participated in the Twin Room project in Havana, a part of the Festival de Arte Jovem, and presented her work in solo exhibitions in Venice at the Traghetto gallery and in Brescia, at the Colossi Gallery.

Elena Monzo

Elena was born in Orzinuovi in 1981. After graduating in painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where she completely devoted herself to artistic creation of the female figure.
In 2015, she was selected for the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, a prestigious artist’s residence in the heart of Shanghai for 6 months.
In 2013 she exhibited at ‘ArteFiera Bologna’ and received the Mantova Chamber of Commerce Award for the Mantegnacercasi competition.
In 2012, the artist participated in the Twin Room project in Havana, a part of the Festival de Arte Jovem, and presented her work in solo exhibitions in Venice at the Traghetto gallery and in Brescia, at the Colossi Gallery.

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“The ephemeral society and the feminine figures are the most recurrent topics in the research work of Elena Monzo. They are described in each side of their obsession: the outfit to comply with the mass culture standards and the maniacal attention to details, together with the need of reflecting a precise flawless image. The aim of the artist is to underline the decay of society totally fixed upon aesthetic rules. The tools used by the artists are acrylic colours, graphite, make-up, textures strips and glitters, which unite the different parts of the bodies creating a chaotic and visionary whole.”

 

Selected 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

Awards And Competitions

2013
Call For Bushwick NYC USA
Premio Mantegna Cercasi, Mantova

2012
Premio Michetti, Palazzo S.Domenico, Francavilla al mare, CH

2010
Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milano

2009
Premio Fabbri per l’Arte, Villa delle Rose, Bologna

2008
Premio Fondazione Dolci, Brescia

2004
Premio Italian Factory per la giovane pittura italiana, Superstudiopiù, Milano

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