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born
1986 Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY – USA
   
education
2011 University of Maryland, MFA
2008 New York Institute of Technology, BFA
   
solo exhibitions
2017 After Fabergé, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
  Disco Beast, bitforms gallery, New York, NY
2016 Gotham, Galerie 22,48 m², Paris, France
  Mothership, Spagnuolo Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  Global Visions: Jonathan Monaghan, El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, & Backroom Caracas, Venezuela
2015 Architecture of Fantasy, Spazio Ridotto at Zuecca Project Space, Venice, Italy
  Escape Pod, bitforms gallery, New York, NY
2014 Alien Fanfare, Curator’s Office, Washington D.C.
2013 Robot Ninja, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2010 Life Tastes Good In Disco Heaven, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.
2009 Calling All Angels, Atopia, Oslo, Norway
   
awards & residencies
2017 Millay Colony for the Arts, Artist in Residence, NY
2015 Trawick Prize, First Place, Bethesda, MD
  Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Artist in Residence, Trondheim, Norway
2014 DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Artist Fellowship Program, Washington D.C.
2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant, New York, NY
2011 Yaddo, Artist in Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY
  Seven Below Arts Initiative, Burlington City Arts, Artist in Residence, Burlington, VT
2009 Hamiltonian Fellowship, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington D.C.
   
group exhibitions
2017 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now curated by Chad Alligood
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
  Metamorphic Resonance curated by Jon Isherwood, Ex Marmi, Pietrasanta, Italy
2016 the real-fake.org.2.0 curated by Rachel Clarke, Claudia Hart, and Pat Reynolds
BronxArtSpace, New York, NY
  Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies curated by Art F City
GRIN, Providence, RI
  Fixed/Fluxed
Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
  Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Turf & Terrain curated by Danielle O’Steen
Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C.
  New Frontiers curated by Shari Frilot
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
  State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now curated by Chad Alligood
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  this one is smaller than this one. curated by Paulina Bębecka
Postmasters, New York, NY
  SUSPENDED curated by Rosario Caltabiano
22,48 m², Paris, France
  King of the Forest; Adventures in Bioperversity curated by Megan Rook-Koepsel
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2015 On Demand 3 curated by Carolyn H. Drake and Suzanne Wallinga
tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Marble Codes: Robotic Sculpture from Garfagnana curated by Jon Isherwood
Giardino di Villa Strozzi, Florence, Italy
  The Real Thing curated by Jiayin Chen
Digiark, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  +/- curated by George Fifield
Hartford Art School, Joseloff and Slipe galleries, University of Hartford, CT
  Gilding The Lilycurated by Stewart Watson and Rene Trevino
AREA 405, Baltimore, MD
  Myth and Mutations curated by Chris Romero
Reverse Space, New York, NY
2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Nowcurated by Chad Alligood and Don Bacigalupi
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
  IN/Out Sourcecurated by Douglas Lewis and Yamin Wang
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
  The New Romanticscurated by Nicholas O’Brien, Katie Torn and Claudia Hart
Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, New York, NY
  IM Material Artefactscurated by Sarah Younan
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  In Residence Colloquium: The Neighborscurated by Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud
American University Museum, Washington D.C.
2013 PostPictures
bitforms gallery, New York, NY
  Miragecurated by Ivar Zeile
Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
  Child’s Playcurated by Mindy Solomon
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
  artNOW DCcurated by Heather Harvey and Natalie Cheung
Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Chestertown, MD
2012 NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond
curated by Jessica L. Moore & Nelson Nance
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Academy 2011curated by Jamie Smith & Leigh Conner
Conner Contemporary, Washington D.C.
  Vox VIIcurated by Melissa Ho & Jayson Musson
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
  Artist Wanted: Projectsfeature booth curated by Daria Shapiro
Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
2010 Confluence curated by Walter Kravitz
George Mason University, Fairfax VA
  Show IV
MMX Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  X by Y: Digital Art in 2010
University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC
2009 Vox V curated by Ryan Trecartin & Larry Mangel,
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Digital Stone: eForm
Today Art Museum, Beijing & Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  Visions in the Nunnery
The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
   
select screenings
2017 Mental States, Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria
  Variation Media Art Fair, curated by Dominique Moulon, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
  The Garden of Virtual Utopias, curated by Estela Oliva, Art Night Associate Programme, London, UK
  I SEE International Video Art Festival, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2016 Posts From the Future, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
2015 Jonathan Monaghan: Animated Worlds, PAF 2015, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  Escape Pod, LOOP Barcelona, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain
  Black Box 2.0, curated by Julia Fryett and Anne Couillaud, Seattle, WA
2014 Cardiff Contemporary, The Beuys Pavilion, curated by EMP Projects, Cardiff, UK
  Angell Gallery, East Gallery: Dauphin 007 curated by Jamie Angell, Toronto, Canada
  Spore Baroque commission, roBOT Festival 07, curated by Sarah Corona, Bologna, Italy
  Moving Image Istanbul, presented by Curator’s Office, Haliç Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
  SciFi Shorts, FACT, curated by The Royal Standard & Outcasting, Liverpool, UK
  Hyperculture, Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
  Monkeytown 4, curated by Montgomery Knott, Denver, CO
  Public Art Screens, i/o/lab Center of Future Arts, curated by Hege Tapio, Stavanger, Norway
2013 Moving Image London, presented by Curator’s Office, OXO Tower, London, UK
  Office, commission, Denver Digerati: Friday Flash, curated by Ivar Zeile, Denver, CO
  (De)constructing Space, Screen City, curated by Daniela Arriado & Mirjam Struppek, Stavanger, Norway
  MIA: Lucid Streaming, curated by Alanna Simone, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA /td>
  I SEE International Video Art Festival, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  Expanded Cinema: MultipliCity, commission, curated by Mona Kasara, Dallas Videofest, Dallas, TX
  oh Internetz!, curated by Nora O’ Murchú, Glitch Festival, Run Computer Run, Dublin, Ireland
2012 High Definition, curated by Jonas Lund and Anika Schwarzlose, ProsumeThis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Unit 17, curated by Michael Cousin, Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival, Cardiff, Wales
  onedotzero_adventures in motion, BFI Southbank, London, UK
  Anthropomorphlolz, San Francisco International Animation Festival, San Francisco, CA
  GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary, Canada
  4Culture / e4c, Loving You Is Cherry Pie public art screening, Seattle, WA
2010 Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA
  Media Art, FILE Festival, Centro Cultural Fiesp, São Paulo, Brazil
2009 WPA: Experimental Media Series, curated by Kelly Gordon, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
  International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2008 Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
  SIMULTAN04, Timisora, Romania
   
lectures, panels & workshops
2017 Auerbach Lecture Series: Jonathan Monaghan, Fear and Desire in the Digital Age Lecture.
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT
2016 Artist Talk: Jonathan Monaghan Lecture.
Department of Film & Media Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2015 State of the Art/DC: A Conversation Panel.
ArtTable DC, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC
  Artist Talk: Jonathan Monaghan Lecture.
Department of New Media, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
2014 Conversations at the Edge: Jonathan Monaghan Lecture.
Gene Siskel Film Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  3-D Modeling & Printing for Artists Workshop. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
  Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections Lecture.
Symposium organized by Axisweb, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK
2013 From Pixel to Portrait: Sculpting the Figure with Digital Tools by Jonathan Monaghan, Workshop. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Art in the Digital Age, Panel. DC Week 2012, Artisphere, Arlington, VA
2011 Emerging Directions in Video Art, Panel. Emerge Art Fair, Washington D.C.
  3D Printing with artist Jonathan Monaghan, Workshop/Lectures.
U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Embassy/Dept. of State, Manama, Bahrain
  Jonathan Monaghan: Digital Futures, Lecture. Ravensbourne College, London, UK
  Digital Craftsmanship, Panel. CAA 2011 Conference, New York, NY
2008 Autodesk Digital Stone Seminar, Panel. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
   
catalogues & publications
2014 & Magazine, "Gam[ing] Issue" Volume 2
Tel Aviv, Israel December 2014.

  "Museums in the New Mediascape," pp. 117
Ashgate. Surrey, UK, September 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4094-4300-1

  "Metaverse Creativity: Special Issue, The New Romantics" Volume 3 Issue 1-2, Journal.
Intellect Ltd. Bristol, UK, October 2014. ISSN 2040-3550

2013 "Jonathan Monaghan: embezzling the (un)real" Catalogue.
Text by Sarah Corona & Jeremy Couillard. Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. October 2013

   
press
2017 "Digital Animation, Fine Art’s Next Frontier?" Feature.
Scott Kirkwood, Summer 2017, Modern Denver
2016 "Art reveals a creative, historical side to Foggy Bottom neighborhood" Review.
Macy Freeman, July 14th, 2016, Washington Post
  "’SUSPENDED’, détours d’horizons " Review.
Clémentine Mercier, February 7th, 2016, Liberation
2015 "Artists in ‘Gilding the Lily’ at Area 405 excavate the world through its shiny materials" Review.
Maura Callahan, July 29th, 2015, Baltimore City Paper
  "Ritualized Oligarchy and the Plight of Innocence in Jonathan Monaghan’s Art" Feature.
G. Roger Denson, May 27th, 2015, Huffington Post
  "Black Box 2.0: A Movable Festival in a City Too Busy for Art?" Review.
Brian Miller, May 26th, 2015, Seattle Weekly
  "Ass You Like It: Jonathan Monaghan’s Playful Videos Go Deep" Review.
Jessica Dawson, April 15th, 2015, The Village Voice
  "Tripping Through a Luxurious Post-Human Future" Review.
Benjamin Sutton, April 10th, 2015, Hyperallergic
  "Floating Island Mansion with Balls" Review.
Matthew Caron, March 24th, 2015, VICE
2014 "The State of ‘State of the Art’" Review.
Peter Plagens, September 17th, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
  "Is It Propaganda? Or Is It Political Art?: Alien Fanfare" Review.
Mark Jenkins, May 24th, 2014, Washington Post
  "Monkey Town is a reinvention of dinner and theater for the digital age" Review.
Ray Mark Rinaldi, March 15th, 2014, Denver Post
2013 "PostPictures: A New Generation of Pictorial Structuralists" Article.
G. Roger Denson, December 13th, 2013, The Huffington Post
  "Art Enters the third dimension" Article.
Julia Halperin, July, 2013, The Art Newspaper
  "3D printing can make everyone a designer" Feature.
Mark Jenkins, March 15th, 2013, Washington Post
2012 "Kijken kijken, niet kopen (Look, but do not buy)" Review.
Julia Geerlings, December, 2012, Metropolis M
  "Jonathan Monaghan twists video games at Curator’s Office" Review.
Mark Jenkins, January 26th, 2012, Washington Post
  "Jonathan Monaghan’s game blame" Review.
John Anderson, January 20th, 2012, Washington City Paper
2011 "Collect Call: Top 10 Young Artists”" Article.
Brittney Dunkins, November, 2011, DC Magazine
  "NYC 2.0: The Hackers" Broadcast television interview.
Rick Karr, September, 2011, NYC TV
2010 "Culture Vulture: Five to Watch at Art Basel Miami" Article.
E. Brady Robinson, December, 2010, DC Magazine
  "Famous scenes skewered with sparkle, high-def" Review.
Jessica Dawson, October 22nd, 2010, Washington Post
  "Art animates life" Article.
Leyla Korkut, November 1st, 2010, The Diamondback
  "Older than youtube. Curator Laure Prouvost Explains Seven Years of tank.tv" Article.
Angela Ferraiolo, January 8th, 2010, furtherfield.org
2009 "Experimental Media" Review.
Elizabeth Johnston, October, 2009, Georgetown Voice
  "Vox V Visions" Review.
Roberta Fallon, July, 2009, Philadelphia Weekly
   

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