Monika Sosnowska, *1972, lives in Warsaw, Poland
Foto: Peter Schnetz
Monika Sosnowska - Winner of 2003
Monika Sosnowska creates Kafkaesque situations in the context of clear, rational structures in which spatial configurations are open to physical and emotional experience. They challenge the viewer’s sense of orientation by transforming the most stable of the arts – architecture – into a bewildering game. Sosnowska’s fascinating, extremely independent approach successfully unites the lucid rationalism of Minimal Art with a mysteriously enigmatic universe of memories and surreal dreams.
In addition to the cash prize, Baloise acquires a group of works by the award winners and donates them to two important European museums. The work of Monika Sosnowska was presented to the collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The artist developed escpecially for the Kunsthalle a labyrinthine spatial structure in a side room of the museum.
Brigitte Oetker, Publisher, Berlin; Barbara Steiner, Director of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; Christoph Heinrich, Director of the Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle; Jan Hoet, Director, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Gent and Martin Schwander, Fine Art Advisor of Baloise, Chairman of the jury.