Monster Chetwynd

Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) lives and works in Zürich. 


Chetwynd graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in painting (2004), following a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art (2000) and a BA in Social Anthropology and History at UCL (1995) (all London). Known for her exuberant and fun performance pieces, featuring handmade costumes, props and sets. Chetwynd describes her work as ‘impatiently made’, often re-using materials that are easy to process and to use by the many performers she invites to participate, emphasizing the notion of collective development that informs much of the artist’s work

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Biography

Solo exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2024
PRC, (Upcoming), Beiqiu Museum of Contemporary Art (BMCA), Nanjing
I, (Upcoming), Istituto Svizzero, Milano
L, Play, Life, Illusion – a Retrospective, MUDAM The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
A, (Upcoming), Belvedere Museum, Vienna
2023
UK, Art on the underground commission, Solo exhibition Gloucester Road underground station, Londra
D, A Cat Is Not A Dog, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
F, Hungry Eyes, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris
2022
F, Surrealist influenced Curated by Alice in Wonderland, Strasbourg Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasburgo
S, Monster Loves Bats, Konsthall C, Stockholm
CH, Monster Chetwynd, Migros Museum, The Löwenbräukunst-Areal, Züruch
2021
PRC, Bat Opera Hong Kong, MASSIMODECARLO, Hong Kong
CH, Tears, Art Basel Messenplatz, Basel
UK, Free Energy (The Life of Nikola Tesla), Studio Voltaire, London
Golden Rose, MASSIMODECARLO, VSpace
2019
UK, Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd: Phantasie Fotostudio II, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
CH, Monster Chetwynd, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
F, Monster Rebellion, Villa Arson, Nice
NL, Toxic Pillows, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg
UK, Hell Mouth 3, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
2018
I, The owl with the laser eyes, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
UK, Decolonising the Medical Curriculum (performance), Whittington Hospital, London
F, L'homme aux cent yeux (performance), Frac Île-de-France, Paris
UK, Ze & Per, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2017
F, Clic-clac (performance), Le Plateau, Paris
CH, The Stagnant Pool, Gregor Staiger Gallery, Zurich
UK, Dogsy Ma Bone, Touchstone, Rochdale
CH, The Science Lab & The Green Room, Art Basel Parcours, Basel
UK, Dogsy Ma Bone, Tate Exchange, London
HU, Somewhere in Europe there’s an animal audience! (performance), OFF-Biennale, Budapest
B, Kyudo Judo (performance), BOZAR, Bruxelles
UK, (X) An Evening of Performances (performance), Koko, London
2016
N, Cocaine and Caviar, Bergen Assembly 2016, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen
Group exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2024
CH, Symmetrical Space Pops Curated by Monster Chetwynd, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
2023
PL, Spring Never Comes Again... Children and Art in the 20th & 21st Centuries Curated by Joanna Kordjak, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
2022
DK, Art in a Day Copenhagen performance, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenaghen
UK, Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London
UK, REPEATER, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London
B, Rinus Van De Velde, BOZAR, Brussels
UK, The Life of Saint Bede, Glass Exchange, National Glass Centre, Durham Cathedral, Durham
DK, Art in a Day 2022, Copenhagen
I, Balancing Act, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano
CH, MATHIS ALTMANN, RACHAL BRADLEY, VITTORIO BRODMANN, MONSTER CHETWYND, FLORIAN GERMANN, RAPHAEL HEFTI, LUCY STEIN, NORA TURATO, Zollikerstrasse, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
CH, RACHAL BRADLEY, VITTORIO BRODMANN, MONSTER CHETWYND, FLORIAN GERMANN, LUCY STEIN, NORA TURATO, Limmatstrasse, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zürich
2021
D, Ruhr Ding: Klima, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Bochum
2019
D, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
FIN, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
USA, People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles
TR, 16th Istanbul Biennial, İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
FIN, Michael Jackson: On the Wall (touring), EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
UK, 60 Years, Tate Britain, London
D, Michael Jackson: On the Wall (touring), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
USA, People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles
I, The Dark Side. Chi ha paura del buio?, Musja, Roma
2018
UK, New Acquisitions, Swindon Museum, Swindon
F, Desk Set, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge
F, Benefit, Doc, Paris
UK, The Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade, Whitechapel Gallery, London
B, Experience Traps, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen
UK, Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection, Swindon Museum, Swindon
F, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, Grand Palais, Paris
UK, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London
UK, Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon
F, Monster Chetwynd (performance), Cnap - La nouvelle adresse, Pantin
UK, Now, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Bibliography

Year
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2019
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2018
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2016
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2015
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2011
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2010
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Public collections

Country
Location
France
FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Île-de-France
Le Consortium, Dijon
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Italy
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
Switzerland
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
The Netherlands
De Pont, Tilburg
United Kingdom
Arts Council Collection, London
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon
Tate Collection, London
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

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