Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) lives and works in Zürich. Chetwynd graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in painting (2004), following a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art (2000) and a BA in Social Anthropology and History at UCL (1995) (all London). Known for her exuberant and fun performance pieces, featuring handmade costumes, props and sets. Chetwynd describes her work as ‘impatiently made’, often re-using materials that are easy to process and to use by the many performers she invites to participate, emphasizing the notion of collective development that informs much of the artist’s work.
Her solo shows include: Art on the underground commission, Solo exhibition Gloucester Road underground station, London (2023); A Cat Is Not A Dog, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, (2023); The Lowenbraukunst-Areal, Migros Museum 2022, Free Energy, Studio Voltaire, London (2021); Monster Loves Bats, Konsthall C Stockholm (2021); Monster Rebellion, Villa Arson, Nice (2019); Toxic pillows , De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg (2019); The owl with the laser eyes, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2018); The Science Lab & The Green Room, Art Basel Parcours, Basel (2017); Dogsy Ma Bone, Tate Exchange, London (2017); Bergen Kunthall, Bergen(2016); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2016); CCA, Glasgow (2016); Studio Voltaire, London (2014); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014); Tate Britain, London (2012); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2011); Le Consortium, Dijon (2008).
Her group shows include: 16th Istanbul Biennial, İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2019); 60 Years, Tate Britain, London (2019); Michael Jackson: On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London (2018); Tate Exchange, Liverpool Biennial Tour, London (2017); Coming Out, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2017); L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon (2014); Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2013); Tate Triennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Tate Modern, London (2009); The Perfect Man Show, curated by Rita Ackerman, White Columns, New York (2007); A Comedy of Errors, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (2007).