The transdisciplinary work of Polish-American artist Monika Weiss examines relationships between body and history, and evokes ancient rituals of lamentation as traditionally performed in response to war. Her current work considers aspects of public memory and amnesia as reflected within the physical and political space of a City.
In 2005 Lehman College Art Gallery (City University of New York) organized a retrospective of the artist's work to date, Monika Weiss-Five Rivers. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2010) and Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile (December 13, 2012, through April 7, 2013).
Weiss' writings have appeared in numerous publications including New Realities: Being Syncretic (Springer, Wien/New York) and Technoetic Arts (Intellect, London). The artist divides her time between New York City and St. Louis, where she is assistant professor in Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and faculty affiliate in the Performing Arts Department.
Professor Weiss' seminar topics have included postmemory and performativity, as well as theories of kinetic image and sound environment, situated within cross-disciplinary contexts informing hybrid practices today.