Monika Sosnowska

Born in 1972 in Ryki, Poland, Monika Sosnowska lives and works in Warsaw. Sosnowska’s practice can be described as a form of anti-architecture. Her dysfunctional sculptures and site-specific installations reflect the aesthetics of our built environment, while doing away with architecture’s programmatic functionality – a move exemplified by Sosnowska’s repeated engagement with pavilions. Her pieces bare testimony to Modernism’s failed utopian project, but also derive sensuous pleasure and demonstrate a renewed fascination for architectural forms and construction materials. Often disorienting viewers or hampering their movements, Sosnowska’s works engage with the politics of space, questioning the ways in which its organization might shape our understanding of the world.