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Monia Ben Hamouda

Monia Ben Hamouda, photo: Michele Gabriele

Monia Ben Hamouda (b. 1991, Milan) lives and works between al-Qayrawan and Milan. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan. Previous positions include a visiting professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden and a Master of Curating at Istituto Marangoni, Florence, and a seat in the jury at the Filmmaker Festival, Milan. 

Her work has been presented in various venues including ChertLüdde, Berlin; ASHES/ASHES, New York; Ar/Ge kunst Kunstverein, Bozen; Jevouspropose, Zurich; Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence; Et.Al, San Francisco; Ada, Rome; Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris; Universitätssammlungen Kunst, Dresden; Alios 16me Biennale d’Art Contemporain, La Teste de Buch; Marselleria Permanent Exhibition, Milan. Awards include: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (winner); VI Club Gamec Prize (finalist); TSI Art Award x Artissima (winner); Art Business Accelerator Grant, Artwork Archive and Redline Contemporary Art Center (winner); DUCATO Contemporary Art Prize  (special prize winner).
Additional information for Monia can be found on her artist page.
The book she discussed in the interview is The Big Something by Ron Padgett.
Monia Ben Hamouda Denial of a Red-Winged Blackbird (Aniconism As Figurative Urgency), 2022 laser-cut steel, spice powders, charcoal 86 1/4 x 76 3/8 x 3/64 inches (219 x 194 x 0.3 centimeters). © Monia Ben Hamouda, courtesy ASHES/ASHES, New York and ChertLüdde, Berlin.
Monia Ben Hamouda Denial of a Red-Winged Blackbird (Aniconism As Figurative Urgency), 2022 laser-cut steel, spice powders, charcoal 86 1/4 x 76 3/8 x 3/64 inches (219 x 194 x 0.3 centimeters). © Monia Ben Hamouda, courtesy ASHES/ASHES, New York and ChertLüdde, Berlin.
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