Monika Fabijanska

Saturday, November 5th

Monika Fabijanska is a New York-based independent art historian and curator who specializes in women’s and feminist art. In 2022, she curated an exhibition of Ukrainian artists, Women at War at Fridman Gallery. The critically acclaimed Betsy Damon. Passages: Rites and Rituals (La MaMa Galleria, 2021) was mentioned among The New York Times best shows of 2021. Her ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), featuring the works by Agnes Denes, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mary Mattingly, Ana Mendieta, Cecilia Vicuña, et al, was reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Flash Art. Groundbreaking and widely reviewed The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S. (Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, 2018) was ranked among the best 2018 NYC art shows by Hyperallergic. Accompanied by a catalog and symposium, it featured works by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, and Kara Walker.

Fabijanska provided the initiative and curatorial consulting for The Museum of Modern Art acquisition and retrospective exhibition of Alina Szapocznikow (2012). Her writing on women’s art has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Women’s Art Journal, Degree Critical (SVA), LINEA, BLOK Magazine, and Orońsko Sculpture Magazine. Fabijanska is a member of the College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts. She holds a Master of Arts degree in History of Art from the University of Warsaw.