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View of the exbibition of Cosima von Bonin, "What if it barks?" © Cosima von Bonin
Cosima von Bonin

Songs for Gay Dogs

Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962, Mombasa, Kenya) is renowned for her sculptural installations that evoke pop culture, cartoons or the animal realm, and for the acerbic and humorous look she brings to societal issues such as consumerism, mass entertainment or contemporary art. In the first floor galleries of the museum, the German artist will present works produced over the past ten years. The Grand Hall will host a new installation produced for the occasion. The exhibition is conceived in dialogue with another solo exhibition by the artist, which will open in March 2024 at the Schirn Kunsthalle, in Frankfurt.

Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962, Mombasa, Kenya) participated in the 59th Venice Biennale (2022); Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017); Glasgow International (2016) and Documenta 12, Kassel (2007). Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2018); Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2017); SculptureCenter, Long Island City (2016); Mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (2014); Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (2011); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2011); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2004) and Kunstverein Hamburg (2001), amongst others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; de la Cruz Collection, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, amongst others. She lives and works in Cologne.


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