Known for her experimentation with light and color, Monika Goetz challenges human perception through immersive and disorienting installation art. Creating site-specific installations through the use of neon lights, mirrors, glass, and wood; Goetz seeks to provide unique experiences that her audiences can embed themselves within and explore their preconceived notions of space. She occasionally utilises pre-existing structures such as elevators, to recreate and reimagine their form and to further disorient her audience.
Born 1968, in Würzburg, Germany, she received a degree in Communications Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg in 1993 and graduated from the Art Academy of Kassel in 1998. She now lives and works in Berlin.
Monika Goetz has exhibited in the United States and Europe at the Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn; Helmhaus, Zürich; SculptureCenter, MoMA P.S.1, and the Queens Museum of Art; New York City. She has also been commissioned by several bodies, including but not limited to New York City’s Percent for Art, the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Sweden’s Luleå Art Biennial, and the United States’ Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Florida.