Penny Monogiou is a visual artist. She studied at Athens School of Fine Arts. Her work was presented in group and solo exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, Paris, Hamburg. She was awarded with the 1st prize of the 6th Student Biennale 2011. Her Sculpture “Through time”, was selected for the permanent exhibition of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens. Penny lives in Hamburg, Germany where she works as an artist and curator.

Her work unfolds as a large, wall mounted mosaic employing a wide range of artistic means, from painting, photography and photo-collage to installations and new media. Penny Monogiou’s work criticises the hidden premises that underlie the european project and its current falls; her work is therefore genuinely political, combining art, history and political philosophy.

 

BIOGRAPHY

1989 born in Cyprus
2005 Cambridge International Examinations,
Theme for O level GCE: Humans in relation with Buildings
2006 Cambridge International Examinations
Theme for A level GCE: The cross as an object,
2012 Academic degree with distinction from Athens School of Fine Arts
2013 Animation School of Hamburg – Diplom as 2D – 3D artist
2015 Founder of Compassion Collective
2016 Art Director at Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie Hamburg

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
2019 – Ideale – Beat Pazaar – Limassol, Cyprus
2016 – Chimera – Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie – Hamburg, Germany
2011 – Exile – Kaplanon5 Galerie – Athens, Greece
2009 – Mosaic Collective Galerie – Limassol, Cyprus
2007 – Art Cafe 127 – Limassol, Cyprus

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

– Discovery Art Fair Cologne – Cologne, Germany
– Water Event mit Yoko Ono, MdbK Leipzig
– „Frieze of Parthenon, an artistic proposal“ – Teloglion Foundation of Arts Thessaloniki, Greece
– besetzen – Xponart Galerie – Hamburg, Germany

2018

– „7“ – Stoart Korai – Athens, Greece
– All about art – Bunkerhill Galerie – Hamburg, Germany
– Leipzig in Hamburg – Greskewitz Kleinitz Galerie – Hamburg, Germany
– All you can’t eat – LIA Spring Group Show Frühjahrsrundgang in der Spinnerei Leipzig

2017

– Reference to Aphrodite – European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017 – Pafos, Cyprus
– Kleine Formate – Atelierhaus Breite Strasse – Hamburg, Germany
– Keras tis Amaltheias. The art in a grocery – Athens, Greece
– Oktana – Purple Squirrel Publications – Athens, Greece
– Gallery walks / As a side-bar to Documenta 14 – Athens, Greece
– Strange Kiss / Atelierausstellung – Hamburg, Germany

2016

– Odysseus Elytis. The poet of the Aegean – Mandoulides Schools – Thessaloniki, Greece

– The waiting room / Compassion Collective – ART ATHINA 2016 – Athens, Greece

2015

– Compassion on the phenomenology of being ill – Kunstquartier Bethanien-Berlin, Germany
– Affordable Art – Papenhuder57 Gallery – Hamburg, Germany
– George Vizyinos. Towards the town – Mandoulides Schools – Instabul, Turkey
– Tropical Island – Kunstverein Süptitzvilla e.V. – Hamburg, Germany

2014

– Gotham city Ateliers in der Speicherstadt – Hamburg, Germany
– Anasistasi – En tipois Cultural Center – Nicosia, Cyprus

2013

– Re-Culture – Argiris Market – Patra,Greece
– Art en Capital, Grand Palais – Paris, France

2012

– LAVARA – Michalis Kakoyiannis Foundation – Athens, Greece
– Graduates of Athens School of Fine Arts – Athens, Greece
– Memories and Realities – Florina Museum of Modern Art – Florina, Greece
– Art-walks – Municipal Gallery of Lamia – Lamia, Greece
– 12 young artists – Melina Merkouri Foundation – Athens, Greece

2011

– Sommer of young artists – Kaplanon5 Gallery – Athens, Greece
– On the poetry of Odysseus Elytis – House of Cyprus – Athens, Greece – Stop and Stations – Treno sto Rouf – Athens, Greece
– Diaries of the fire – House of Cyprus – Athens, Greece
– 6th Student Biennale – MIET – Athens, Greece

2010

– Exile – House of Cyprus – Athens, Greece

2006

– Cambridge International Examinations – Spyros Kyprianou Foundation Limassol, Cyprus

2005

– Cambridge International Examinations – American Academy, Limassol, Cyprus

Awards

2012 Her sculpture was selected for the permanent exhibition of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens Greece

2011 1.Prize of the 6th Student Biennale Greece

2006 1.Prize of the Annual European Schools Competition

Grants

02/2018 – 03/2018 Stipend at LIA Leipzig International Art Programme

Curatorial activities and cooperations
2017

– “Space and the Architecture of Compassion“ Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athen (Concept – curation with Prof. Solon Xenopoulos and collaboration with national and international universities of architecture)
– “Man and the City” Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie, Hamburg (Concept and curation)
– “Collective Identity” Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie, Hamburg (Concept and curation)

2016

– “Collective Identity” Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie, Hamburg (Concept and curation)
– Art Athina (Concept and curation together with Dr. Efi Kyprianidou and collaboration with the curator of Art Athina Platforms project)

2015

– “Compassion on the phenomenology of being ill” – Kunstquartier Bethanien (Founder-Concept and curationtogether with Dr. Efi Kyprianidou)