Marge Monko


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

Marge Monko uses photography, video and installation. Most of her works have a link to some historical event and are influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and theory of visual culture. Her recent projects are exploring 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 Henkel.Art.Award for Eastern and Central European artists. Monko has been selected for the residencies in ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), 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).

Professor, Head of Photography Department