Monica Bonvicini explores power relations and gender roles, architecture, and space. She often uses male-connoted materials such as leather, chains, or metal to question existing systems of power and control from a feminist perspective. They are frequently imbued with an enigmatic humor, hidden in references to (male-dominated) art history. Her works often relate to the material realities of popular culture, architecture, modernism, and art history.
Bonvicini seeks to perform critical gestures – investigate, assess, discuss, disclose, mock, and point to vulnerable and flawed parts of our society. Her art practice is an unruly response to discrimination, bigotry, and misogyny that she picks up in everyday situations and happenings surrounding us.