Marge Monko

Marge Monko is an artist living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. She has studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA in Photography, 2008) and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2013-2015 she participated in a studio programme at HISK (Higher Institute for Contemporary Art), Ghent, Belgium.

Marge Monko uses photography, video, and installation. Most of her works are linked to some historical event and influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism, and the theory of visual culture. Her recent projects explore the romantic discourse and its implications in advertising and commercial displays.

Her works can be found in private and public collections (e.g MUMOK – Museum of Modern Art in Vienna; Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland; FRAC Lorrain, France; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Estonian Art Museum). In 2012, she was awarded the Henkel.Art.Award. Monko has been selected for residencies in ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Programme), New York (2015); KulturKonakt Austria, Vienna (2016), ParaSite, Hong Kong (2017), and Videobrasil, São Paulo (2018).

Her recent exhibitions include a.o. Stones Agains Diamonds in Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (solo) and RIBOCA Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018), It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! in Framer Framed, Amsterdam and Summer of Love in Art Space Pythagorion, Samos, Greece (2017), Playground festival in Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (2016).

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