Duration #5, 2018
Monika Bravo (born 1964) is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia, who lives and works in New York City. In 1982, Bravo left Bogotá, moving to Rome to study fashion design, which she continued in Paris at Esmod, before traveling to London to study photography. In 1994 she moved to New York where she is currently still based. Her work has received acclaim including a 1999 New York Times review which called her piece Synchronicity (from a group exhibition at El Museo del Barrio) a "standout...small, beautifully blurry video images of boats plowing through New York Harbor..." Recent exhibitions: Rubin Museum, the power of intention, 56th Venice Biennale representing the Vatican City-State, at the Pavilion of the Holy See. TESSERAE curated by Octavio Zaya shown at Flora Ars Natura, Bogota and Johannes Vogt, NYC, Saro Leon, Gran Canaria. Everyday Alchemy, curated by Andrea Hinteregger De Mayo at Von Bartha Gallery, Base; WOVEN Xaviera Simmons, Artist & Guest Curator in conjunction with Liz Christensen, Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Gallery, NYC, “VICTORY OVER THE SUN” at Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquilla, “Waterweavers” exhibit curated by Jose Roca, and Museo de las Americas in Washington D.C, Centro Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain; originally installed at the Bard Graduate Center.