Monika Fabijanska is an art historian and independent art curator. She curated critically acclaimed exhibitions ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), and The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Women's Contemporary Art in the U.S. (John Jay College, CUNY, 2018, with a catalog and symposium), named the fifth best NYC art show in 2018 by Hyperallergic. More information at www.monikafabijanska.com
Lynn Hershman Leeson with Monika Fabijanska
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Twisted at the New Museum is the first museum solo exhibition in New York of one of the most important American new media and feminist artists.
Turba Tol Hol-Hol Tol: The Chilean Pavilion at the 59th Venice BiennaleBy Monika Fabijanska
The 59th Venice Biennale's main exhibition is groundbreaking. Not only the majority of artists identify as women, many are queer, non-white, and self-taught artists, but curator Cecilia Alemani also studied the Venice Biennials historical omissions, filling in the works by women which could and should have been shown since the early 20th centuryexposing roots of feminist art, the arteries and veins connecting the past and the present.
Helène Aylon with Monika Fabijanska
To fully appreciate the importance of a feminist archive, one has to remember the loneliness of the first generation of feminist artists: absence of role-models and art on museum walls that they could embrace as theirs.