updated September 2020


Monique Hendriksen (1982, NL) has a background in economics. Her artistic practice is informed by the desire to radicalize the space of art in order to problematize the counter intuitive relation between economy and thought. In her complex performances, videos, texts and sound works she investigates the complexity of the real, and the irreconcilability of abstraction and thought. She appropriates visual systems and pop culture references in mix with abstract configurations and thereby addresses knowledge production and the possibility of betterment within a culture.

Monique Hendriksen studied at the Dutch Art Institute, School for Art Praxis (MFA) in 2014 and 2015. Earlier she studied Fine Arts at AKV St. Joost in 's-Hertogenbosch and Breda, Business Economics at Fontys University Eindhoven, and Philosophy at Tilburg University. Her work has among other places been shown at Casa do Povo in São Paulo, Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, New Theatre in Berlin, Onomatopee Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Øvre fossum gård in Oslo and in public space in Addis Ababa.

Monique Hendriksen has contributed research material and new commissions to several publications, most recently in 2020 to The Trouble with Value (Kris Dittel ed. published by Onomatopee). She has curated various shows and initiated several collaborative research projects and salons.