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Marge Monko is an artist working primarily with photography, installation and moving images. She is interested in how these mediums are and have been used as tools in science, state institutions, publicity, etc. Most of her works have a link to some historical event and are influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and theories of visual culture. Depending on the subject, Monko employs methods including documenting, staging and appropriating- often combining these different approaches.
Marge Monko lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. She studied photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Monko’s solo exhibitions have been held in Tallinn, Helsinki and Budapest. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Manifesta9, Genk; Center for Contemporary Ar, Glasgow, and Bétonsalon, Paris. Monko won the Henkel.Art.Award in 2012. She also participated in studio program of Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium (2013-2015). Residencies include ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York (2015) and in KulturKonakt Austria, Vienna (2016).
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