Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan (b. 1986, Rockaway Beach, New York) works across print, sculpture, and video installation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from science fiction to Baroque architecture, he creates bizarre, yet compelling narratives and imagery with the same high-end technology used in Hollywood or by video game designers. Jonathan’s works were previously showcased at The Hermitage, The Frist Art Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Sundance Film Festival, and Ars Electronica Animation Festival.

Upcoming exhibitions

2020 Biennale of the Tangible Image, Paris, France
2020 NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany


Solo shows

2020 A Trace Left by the Future, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 A Trace Left by the Future, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
2019 A Trace Left by the Future, VisArts Center, Rockville, MD
2018 Synthetic Mythologies, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO
2018 Police State Disco, Gillespie Gallery of Art, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2017 After Fabergé, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
2017 Disco Beast, bitforms gallery, New York, NY
2016 Gotham, Galerie 22,48 m², Paris, France
2016 Mothership, Spagnuolo Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
2015 Architecture of Fantasy, Spazio Ridotto at Zuecca Project Space, Venice, Italy
2015 Escape Pod, bitforms gallery, New York, NY
2014 Alien Fanfare, Curator's Office, Washington D.C.
2013 Robot Ninja, Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2010 Life Tastes Good In Disco Heaven, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.
2009 Calling All Angels, Atopia, Oslo, Norway 

Select group exhibitions

2019 Artificial Intelligence and Intercultural Dialogue, curated by Dmitry Ozerkov and Victoria Kondrashova, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 BCC:, curated by Lauren Marsden, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
2018 CHILDHOOD: Another banana day for the dream-fish, curated by Sandra Adam-Couralet and Yoann Gourmel, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 
2017 Lucky Charms For Dinner, curated by Kamilia Kard, The Wrong Digital Art Biennial, online
2016 Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Turf & Terrain, curated by Danielle O’Steen, Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C.
2016 New Frontier, curated by Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
2015 The Real Thing, curated by Jiayin Chen, Digiark, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (touring exhibition), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
2014 IN/Out Source, curated by Douglas Lewis and Yamin Wang, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China 
2014 The New Romantics, curated by Nicholas O'Brien, Katie Torn and Claudia Hart, Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, New York, NY
2014 IM Material Artefacts, curated by Sarah Younan, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Select screenings

2018 Extra/Ordinary, curated by Ceren and Irmak Arkman, Contemporary Istanbul: Plugin, Turkey
2017 Mental States, Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria<
2016 Posts From the Future, European Media Art Festival,  Osnabrück, Germany
2013 I SEE International Video Art Festival, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2010 Media Art, FILE Festival, Centro Cultural Fiesp, São Paulo, Brazil 
2009 WPA: Experimental Media Series, curated by Kelly Gordon, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.