"The Follower", 2008
Photography by Marco Schwensfeger 2009

Jonathan Monk


born in Leicester, England

lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, England

Without Title, International Sivananda Yoga Center Y8, Hamburg
Galerie Rosso, Base, Florence
Lira Hotel, Galeria Sonia Rosso, Torino, I
Somekind of Game Between This and That, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

Second Hand, Lisson Gallery, London
Monk Snow, JB Art + Projects, Toronto, Canada
Jonathan Monk & Richard Prince, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
"yesterday today tomorrow etc", Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin*

"Continuous Project Altered Daily", ICA London*
"Family of Man", centre d’art contemporain, Domaine de Kerguehennec
"If I could turn back time, if I could find a way", Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe
"Florida Calls", The Moore Space, Miami, USA
"In Place and out of place", Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Untitled & Unfinished", The British School at Rome,
"Two Correlated Rotations", Ecole de Beaux Art, Nantes, France

"Ocean Wave … But Didn’t Bas Jan Ader Drink Heineken", Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
"Time/Explained/Lengthened/Suspended", Spruth Magers Projekte, Munich
"The Unrealised Realised", Gio Marconi, Milano
"sculptures neons drawings", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"Jonathan Monk - John Baldessari", Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"The Unseen Unseen", Galerie Judin Belot, Zürich

"Looking through a hole large enough for me to see you, but not large enough for you to see me", La Salle de Bain, Lyon
"Time and or Space", The Swiss Institute, New York
"I wear black on the outside because black is how I
feel on the inside", Galeria Sonia Rosso, Torino
"The Unrealised Realised realised in New York", Casey Kaplan, New York
"Neither a borrower,nor a lender be", Annolfini, Bristol, GB
"Projected Works", Lisson Gallery, London, GB
"During the exhibition the gallery will be open", Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
"small fires burning" (after Ed Ruscha after Bruce Nauman
after), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, A
"YES/NO/MAYBE", Programa Arts Centre, Mexico City

"Roundabout, Present Tense", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, CA
"1 + 1 = 2", Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
"Today is almost as yesterday", Galerie Diana Stickter, Amsterdam
Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Kopenhagen
"Today is a copy of yesterday", Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Freelane", Casey Kaplan, New York

"If you stare at a printed page for long enough it starts to move", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.
"You'll get a bang out of this", Galeri Nicolai Wallner (with Douglas Gordon)
"our trip out west", CAC, Vilnius (with Pierre Bismuth) (K)

BACKTOFRONTONITSSIDEFOREVER", Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
"Gyrostasis" (with Dave Allen), Workwebart, Köln
"Something between something and something else", Sonja Rosso Gallery, Pordone (K)
"Tea Party at 136 and other Works", Yvon Lambert, Paris

"...and do you think Phileas Fogg (David Niven) really went around the world in eighty days ? in the film Around the World in 80 Days?" Casey Kaplan, New York
"... & in Rumble Fish, does Rusty James (Matt Dillon) really ride his brother´s motorbike to the ocean?" Jack Hanley, San Francisco
"Meine Onkel", Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe

"Tea Party at 136 and other Works", Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Some Time spend looking through a Window", Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
"In the search of Gregory Peck", Lisson Gallery, London

Casey Kaplan, New York
"Anything by the Smiths", Centre D´Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel

"Crash Bang Wallop", City Racing, London
"The Time Between the 12th and 13th of January 1996", c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Oslo, Norway

"The Agonie, The Ecstasy (and some other stuff)", Galleri Index, Stockholm
"A Brush with Death", Tramway, Glasgow (K)
"Lust for Life", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

"Almost Enough", Video Show, CCA, Glasgow
"Old Peculiar", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"My Record Collection", Bentinck St. Glasgow

"On the Cheap", CCA, Glasgow
Made in Germany, Überblicksschau zur jüngeren Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Sprengel Museum Hannover, kestnergesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, D (with Armin Boehm, Jeanne Faust, Jan Mancuska, Daniel Roth und Gabriel Vormstein )
Some Time Waiting, (with Isabell Heimerdinger), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Tricky, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, 2006

Desenhos [drawings]: A-Z, Coleccao Madeira corporate Services, Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal (with Jonathan Monk ans Gabriel Vormstein)
Idylle. Traum und Trugschluss (with Franz Ackermnann, Dani Jakob, Daniel Roth and Glen Rubsamen), Sammlung Falckenberg / Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg Harburg
Yes Bruce Nauman, with Jan Mancuska Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Five Billion Years, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
"Wrong", Klosterfelde Galerie, Berlin, D

"Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht",ZKM, Karlsruhe
BMW, The 3rd Baltic Triennale, CAC, Vilnius,Lithuania*
"Thank you for the Music", Galerie Spruth Magers, München
"RundLederWelten", Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin*
"En route: via another route", Trans-Siberian train, Moscow to Beijing
"Post Notes", ICA, London; Midway Contemporary Art Minneapolis
"A Brief History of Invisible Art", CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
"The Party", Casey Kaplan, New York
"General Ideas", CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco*
"Burlesques Contemporains", Jeu de Paume, Paris*
"Dedicated to you, but you weren’t listening", The Power Plant, Toronto
Slide Show, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA *
"Saltuna...the Baltic Sea Experience", Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
Archive in Motion, 50 jahre documenta, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel*
"Logical Conclusion: 40 years of rule-base art",PaceWildenstein, New York
"Baby Shower", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"(Misunderstnadings)" GAM Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City*
"(IN)TENSION", Beaulieu Gallery, Gent, Belgium
"Today Is Just A Copy Of Yesterday", Galerie Jan Mot,Brussel, Belgium
"We Disagree", Andrew Kreps, New York
"Press Play", Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
"Un Art de Lecteurs", Universite Rennes, Rennes, France*

"Fairwell to 14th Street", Casey Kaplan New York, USA
"Small: The Object in FilmVideo and Slide
Installation", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
"Artists’ Favourites", ICA, London*
"Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute", Kunstverein in Hamburg*
"Em Jogo/On Side", CAV, Coimbra, Portugal*
"io mi ricordo", Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
"Gegen dem Strich", Kunsthalle Baden Baden*
"Cave Birds", Raffaella Cortese, Milan
"Ce qui reste", Galerie du TNB, Rennes, France
"Ulysses", Atelier Angarten, Vienna, Austria*
"It's All an Illusion. A Sculpture Project", Migros Museum Zürich
"Play List", Palais de Tokio, Paris*
"What did you expect?", Galerie Jan Mot, Brüssel
"Five Billion Years", The Swiss Institute, New York
"Mute", Giuld & Greyshkul Gallery, New York
"Arbeiten auf Papier/Works on Paper", Sprüht Magers
Projekte, München

"Adorno. Die Möglichkeit des Unmöglichen", Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt (K)
"Awaiting a Call", CGAC, Santiago de Compostela
"In portraiture irrelevance is ugliness" at Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert-Neviges
"Perfect Timeless Repetition", c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
"The Daimler Chrysler Collection", Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
"The Distance between me and you", Lisson Gallery, London

"Basics", Kunsthalle Bern, Bern,
"In between", Kunsthaus Langenthal
"Tableau Vivants", Kunsthalle, Wien (K)
"Photographier", Collection Lambert, Avignon
"The Berlin Files", De Chiara Gallery, New York
"Minimalism and after", Collection Daimler Chrysler Berlin
"No Return." Sammlung Haubrok, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (K)
"Kunst nach Kunst", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
"Sport in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Kunsthalle Nürnberg
"Drawing in Motion", Forum Stadtpark Graz

"Nothing", CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, touring (K)
"bb2", Berlin Biennale (K)
"One for one", Circles no. 4, ZKM Karlsruhe
"Moving Pictures. Photography and Film in Contemporary Art", 5th International Photo Triennale Esslingen*
"Camoshow", Museum Wiesbaden, Weisbaden (K)
"G3NY13", Casey Kaplan, New York.
"Out from Under", Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

"Drive", Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (K)
"Au-delà du spectacle", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (K)
"I love Paris", Arnilfini, Bristol,
"10-6", Casey Kaplan, New York,
"Diary", Cornerhouse, Manchester
"Rendez-vous 1 & 2", Collection Lambert-Musee d'art Contemporain, Avignon, France (K)
"The sky is the limit", Taippei Bienale, Taippei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (K)
"Transfert, the 10th Swiss Sculptur Projekt", Biel/Bienne (K)
"Sentimental", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (K)
"A shot on the head", Lisson Gallery, London.
"Urban Hymns", Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles
Lisson Gallery in Covent Garden, London; England
"For those about to rock", Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (K)

"Grand Opening Show", Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"Landscape Memories", Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles
"Lisson Gallery Artists", Chac-Mool, Los Angeles
"Bildung", Grazer Kunstverein (K)

"Le Printemps de Cahor. John Armleder, Angela Bulloch, Pierre Joseph, Jonathan Monk", Studio d´art, Le Havre (K)
"Work in progress and or finished", Übermain, LA, USA

"What is a guy from Leiceister, a Swedish girl, a family father and a gay couple doing on adeserted island between Denmark and Sweden?" (curated by Jacob Fabricius), Copenhagen
"It always jumps back and finds a way", De Apple Foundation, Amsterdam
"Des Histoires en Formes", Magasin, Grenoble

"Host", OB projects, Amsterdam
"Insane", Stupid, Phat, Fuct, Pervert, Concrete Skates, Glasgow
"Transmission", Globe, Copenhagen
"Ojective Lune", Centre d´art Contemporain Neuchatel

"Ideal Standard Summertime", Lisson Gallery, London
"Gang Warfare", Dallas and IAS London
"Making Work", Salafadet, Copenhagen

"Young Scottish Artists", Overgarten, Copenhagen
"On Line", Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
"Art Unlimited", CCA, Glasgow, touring Manchaster, Leeds, London

"Instructions for Liam Gillick", Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan (K)
"November TV", Ester Schipper Galerie, Köln
Jonathan Monk: “one in one hundred (child)”.Paris: onestar press 2007
Jonathan Monk – Without a Title, Ausstellungskatalog Y8, Hamburg 2007

Continuous Projects Altered Daily, ICA London, 2006
Grey Flags, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, May 2006
Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to Now. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006
Berg, Stephan, et al., Jonathan Monk: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Etc., Frankfurt, Germany: Revolver-Verlag, 2006
Rugoff, Ralph, ed., Shoot the Family. New York: Independent Curators International, 2006

Rugoff, Ralph, ed., A Brief History of Invisible Art. San Francisco, CA: California College of the Arts, 2005.
Hoffmann, Jens, et al.,Jonathan Monk: Continuous Project Altered Daily, London: The Institute of Contemporary Arts & Revolver, 2005.
Alexander, Darsie, ed., Slide Show, Baltimore, MD: The Baltimore Museum of Art & The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.
Perrella, Christiana, ed., Winged Mirror, Rome, Italy: Contemporary Arts Programme, The British School at Rome, 2005.
Glimcher, Marc, ed. Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art New York: PaceWildenstein, 2005.

Dziewior, Yilmaz, et. al, Formalism. Modern Art, Today. Germany: Kunstverein Hamburg & Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004.
The Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Electronic Flux Corporation with Revolver Books, 2004.

Spot the celebrity, Art Review, Feb 2003 p.36.
Martin Coomer, Jonathan Monk, Time Out, London, 19 Feb 2003.
Pierre Bismuth and Jonathan Monk, The Guardian, 24 Feb 2003,p.18.
Jonathan Monk/Pierre Bismuth, Art Monthly, March 2003, p.21
Helen Smithson, Art of nostalgia, Wood & Vale Express, Highbury & Islington Express, Hampstead & Highgate Express, 7th Feb 03
Jonathan Monk: Neither a borrower, nor a lender be, Arnolfini, Bristol, Art Review, March 03
Martin Herbert, Jonathan Monk, Frieze, issue 75, May 03, p.94
Charles Darwent, The best clearance that I've seen for quite some time, Independent on Sunday, 13th July 03

Ken Johnson, Art In Review, The New York Times, January 18 02
Michael Wilson, Jonathan Monk, Artforum, February 02
Massimiliano Gioni, New York Cut Up: Art Fragments from the Big Apple ("Live In Your Head"), Flash Art, March-April 2002
Beaux Art, Jonathan Monk, édition 2002
Chris Hammonds, Dave Allen, Douglas Gordon & Jonathan Monk, in: "Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music", Milton Keynes Gallery, curated by Emma Mahony, (cat.)Uta Grosenick; Burkhard Riemschneider, Art Now, 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, Taschen, ISBN 3-8228-1444-X
Sara Harrison, Art Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Art Monthly, No. 259, September 2002, p. 35-37
Craig Richardson, Greyscale/CMYK, Art Monthly, Oct. 2002, No. 260, p. 39-40
Raimar Stange, One of you among you with you, Modern Painters, Winter 2002, p. 66-69

Peter Herbstreuth, "Berlin Biennale in Kunst-Werke", Kunst-Bulletin, June, p. 39
Alex Lapp, "Berlin Biennale 2", Art Monthly, June 01, pp. 8-11
Dominic Eichler, "Berlin Biennale 2", Frieze, Issue 61, p. 103
Bos, Saskia : Avantgarde zum Anfassen. In: Elle May 2001, p.100

Sabine B. Vogel, "For those about to rock", Kunst-Bulletin, Lucern, Switzerland, April
William Packer, "Screening Time", Financial Times, May 6
Stephanie Moisdon Trembley, "Jonathan Monk", Art Press International, Paris, pp. 78-79, July-Aug
Stephanie Moisdon Trembley, "Jonathan Monk, Galerie Yvon Lambert", Art Press, no.259, July-Au
Raimar Stange, "Jonathan, der Libero2, Kunst Bulletin, (CH), pp.10-15, Sept. 00

Dave Beech, "Jonathan Monk", Art Monthly No 222, London, January, p,32
Barbara Könches, "Drei Onkel locken vor den Spiegel", Badische Neuste Nachrichten, Germany, 16 Juni 1999

David Perreau, translation, L-S Torgoff,
"Jonathan Monk l´imitateur Chugalug the Beer, Don´t Swallow the Rules", Art Press, Paris, June, pp. 26-30
Evelyne Jouanno, "Jonathan Monk, Cote Rué - Yvon Lambert", Flash Art, October, p.130

Lars Mondin, "Jonathan Monk", Magasin Schäfer, No. 8, Denmark

Lili Badawi, "Bloody Hell", Art-Land, (vol 1)
Judith Finlay, "Almost Enough", Flash Art, (no. 81)
Philip Sanderson, "deal Standart Summertime", Art Monthly(no. 189)
Artist Pages, Index, (3-4, 95)
Steffan Boije af Gennäs, "Lust For Life", Material, (no. 27)
David Perreau, "Stroboscopes", Dokuments on Art, (no. 27)
Ross Sinclair, "Getting Closer To Failure", B.E., (no. 2)

Biography information from Galerie Meyer Riegger


"Oh dear painter, not again !", 2008
"Oh dear painter, not again I!", 2008
"Oh dear painter, not again II!", 2008
Photography by Marco Schwensfeger 2009


"A single slide of a single record projected over a
single hole (version I)", 2008
Photography by Marco Schwensfeger 2009


"A single slide of a single record projected over a
single hole (version I)", 2008
Photography by Marco Schwensfeger 2009


"30 x 20 square badge pinned to second hand
head scarf", 2008
Photography by Marco Schwensfeger 2009