Bridging photography, video, performance and sculpture, Russian-born Rachel Monosov delves into cultural notions of alienation, territorial belonging, gender, and identity. Nature serves as a source for the artist’s imagery and objects, which can be interpreted as both symbolic and indexical. While her early career focused on autobiographical works steeped with a desire to grapple with her personal history, in recent years her work has reflected a rootless present rife with broader social implications. Monosov works on a project basis, each year producing several bodies of work in a variety of themes and methodologies. She constructs entire worlds around her subjects, which function pursuant to their own set of rules and laws. Together, the works speak on socio-political issues related to territory as geography and body. Monosov holds two MFAs from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium (2014/2016). In 2017 she exhibited performances at both the 57th Venice Biennial and the 11th Bamako Biennial, and was acquired into the Block Museum’s permanent collection. In 2018 both Monosov’s recent exhibitions at the BOZAR in brussels and OLYMPIA in Berlin were met with critical acclaim. Most recently Monosov exhibited at The 13th Dakar Biennale, and was acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago. Rachel Monosov is represented by Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.