Collection: Pentti Monkkonen

Pentti Monkkonen’s work fuses disparate and even contradictory spheres of knowledge into works of art that live as monstrosities of significance.

Through an intricate interplay of disparate epistemological realms, Monkkonen weaves a tapestry of meaning that engages with a myriad of intellectual domains. By employing an almost limitless field of inquiry, Monkkonen manages to traverse multiple fields of research while unveiling latent connections and unexpected resonances. Through the use of medium displacement, scale shifts and site specificity, the artist confounds expectations while forging an in depth analysis of the manner in which cultural tendencies become preconceptions.

Pentti Monkkonnen was born in 1975, Minneapolis, USA. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Solo and duo exhibitions include: Liszt, Berlin, Germany; Schloss, Oslo, Norway; Truth and Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland; Jenny’s, Los Angeles, USA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland. Recent group exhibitions include: La Galerie – centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, France; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China; Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany; Villa du Parc – centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France; Venus over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA; Tiziana Di Caro, Napoli, Italy; Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway; Bortolami, New York, USA.