Vladislav (Vlad) Monroe
1969 - 2013
Born in Leningrad (RU), died in Bali (ID).
The performative work of Vlad Monroe touches upon the blurred boundaries between reenactment, portraiture and celebrity culture: in his photographs and videos, Monroe acts out today’s celebrities as yesterday’s great historical figures and vice versa. Monroe owes his artistic nickname to his appearances at artistic gatherings in the art scene of St. Petersburg in de 1990s, dressed like Marilyn Monroe. In Monroe's world, identity is unstable, fluctuating, and replacable. By the means of his transformations, Monroe challenges the values of celebrity culture and comments on the influence of celebrities on the identity of the individual.
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Vladislav (Vlad) Monroe , StarZ, 2005. Installation, photograph on canvas, paper, 10 x (320 x 237 cm), 3 x (75 x 75 cm), 20 x (76 x 60 cm), 20 x A2, 5 x A3, 244 x A4, 54 x A3, 135 x (15 x 20 cm).
Vladislav (Vlad) Monroe , Pirate TV, 1990. Video, monitor, frame, dvd, 00:32:00 min, 77 x 95 cm.
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Angels of History – Mosco...
17 September 2005 - 27 November 2005.
This exhibition starts from a synthetic view of Moscow Conceptualism, an as yet undervalued phenomenon in art history. It embodies the return
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
Urgent Conversations: Ant...
16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
Luc Tuymans, David Claerbout, Charif Benhelima, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Marlene Dumas, Craigie Horsfield, Vlad Monroe, Sergey Bratkov, N.
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public