Monika Larsen Dennis
Monika Larsen Dennis (b. 1963) was born in Malmö, Sweden, where she lives and works today. She earned a B.F.A. from Myndlista og Handida, Skoli Islands, Iceland, in 1994, and an M.F.A. from Royal University College of Fine Arts, Sweden, in 1997. She was awarded a Cost Intensive Project grant from the Swedish State Art Fund in 2004. Solo shows have been held for her work at such venues as Gävle Art Center, Sweden; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden; Gallerie Rosemarie, Malmö; Galleri Martendon & Persson, Paarp, Sweden; and Sandvig Kulturuge, Bornholm, Denmark. She has participated in group shows in Sweden at Moderne Museet, Stockholm; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; Wanas; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm; and Dunkers Kulturhus, Hälsingborg.
Feminist Artist Statement
Central to my whole production is that of the duality of the relationship, its eternal pendulum between trust and suspicion, affection and aggression, longing for freedom and captivity.
I am clearly feministic in my approach to the world but would rather describe myself as a humanist. I oppose borders, wars and capitalism (as we know it). I want equality between the sexes and I suspect that women need to lead the world.
Turning Torso 242
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