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Monika Weiss

Monika Weiss is a Polish-American transdisciplinary artist whose practice explores the body as cultural and physical signifier, in the context of historical and individual memory. Weiss works in projected video, performance, sound composition, drawing, and sculpture, often combining these elements into large-scale public installations. Weiss' works have been exhibited both in the United States and internationally. Weiss' most recent solo exhibitions include Sustenazo at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2010). A significant part of the artist's work consists of public projects, which are site-specific, interactive, and process-oriented environments. In 2006, Weiss was commissioned to create Drawing Lethe at the World Financial Center, a project that was curated by The Drawing Center, New York. Publications about the artist's work include Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, I.B. Tauris, London (2007), and Monika Weiss: Five Rivers, Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY (2007). Weiss' own writing has been published in such books and journals as New Realities: Being Syncretic, Springer Wien/New York (2009) and Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Intellect Ltd, London (2006). Upcoming publications include Beyond Darwin: The co-evolutionary path of art, technology and consciousness, Sala Parapallo Centro Cultural, Valencia (2011). In 2009, Weiss was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in the interdisciplinary category. Represented by Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, and Remy Toledo Projects, New York, Monika Weiss' work is featured in public collections such as Albertina Museum (Vienna) and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami). Weiss is currently co-editor of the contemporary drawing magazine "Tracey," published by Laughborough University, UK.