Adeline de Monseignat (b.1987) is a Dutch-Monegasque artist who lives and works in London. In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Language and Culture from UCL after which Monseignat completed Summer School Foundation course at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2010 and graduated with a MA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011. Monseignat’s practice ranges across various mediums, primarily focusing on sculpture, installation and works on paper. Her artworks explore juxtaposing ideas of familiar and unknown, threatening and safe, the animate and inanimate objects. Much of her work is inspired by surrealism and Freud’s concept of the uncanny.
Solo exhibitions include O, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK (2018); L’Attesa, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara, Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare, Puglia, IT (2017); Home, Curated by Samia Calbayrac, Essay by Jo Applin, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK (2014); Reveal the Tension, Curated by Samia Calbayrac, The Norman Rea Gallery, University of York, York, UK (2011). In 2021, Adeline de Monseignat will take part in WABI-SABI show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.
Group exhibitions include In Conversations, Bo Lee Gallery, London, UK (2021); Ciclo 01 Arte Contemporáneo, Curated by Alberto Rios, LAAA Móvil, Mexico City, MX (2020); Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK (2020); Fire Ladders, Museo Geologia UNAM, Mexico City, MX (2020); Synergia, Museo Federico Silva, San Luis Potosi, MX (2019); Synergia, Curated by Pablo de Laborde Lascaris and Manuel Munoz G.G. GAM, Mexico City, MX (2018); Skinscapes, Curated by Tatiana Cheneviere and Giulia Vandelli, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK (2017); UK/RAINE, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2015); Articulate, Victoria Miro, Curated by Jeremy Lewison, London, UK (2013). Adeline de Monseignat’s work is held in private and public collections which include Museo Federico Silva, Mexico (2020); Casa Wabi Foundation, Mexico (2019); Deutsche Bank Creative Enterprise Award, Trophy Commission led by Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, UK (2017); Gaia Art Foundation, UK (2016); Villa Lena Foundation, Italy (2014).
Highlights and Collections
In 2020, Monseignat was selected for the London Bronze Editions, London, UK. She was awarded the Catlin Art Prize Public Vote Prize in 2012, in the same year she was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries and in 2013 was the recipient of the Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award.