Monica Ross curriculum vitae 2014

Born 26.11.1950 Lancashire UK
Died 14 June 2013 Brighton UK

www.actsofmemory.net www.justfornow.net www.monicaross.org

Monica Ross produces drawings, performances, videos, text and multi-media works which often result from durational processes, sequential actions or events. Time-based in form and concern, her work addresses how we experience events in the present and the cultural transitions which transform them, or not, into memory and history. Her works have been presented in many exhibitions and contexts since the 1970s, when feminism and other movements for social, cultural and political change were formative in shaping her experimental and often collaborative art practice. Ross has also curated exhibitions, published critical essays and text works such as her artistʼs book valentine (2001). She was Acting Course Director and Lecturer, MAFA, University of Brighton 2006-2009; Guest Professor, Institut für Kunst in Kontext / Art in Context MA, University of the Arts, Berlin 2004: AHRB Research Fellow, Fine Art, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2001-2004; Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Saint Martins School of Art, London 1985-1990 and Subject Leader of Critical Fine Art Practice, Central Saint Martins, London 1990-1998.

Selected performance works

the will of the people … recitation from the UDHR with Brighton Festival Chorus performing Eric Whitacreʼs Sleep Launch of Brighton Festival 2011,The Dome, Brighton 23.02.2011 www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJZsOxZ5jk

Anniversary—an act of memory

Solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

In December 2008, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ross began her extended performance work Anniversary—an act of memory: solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The intention is to carry out a minimum of 60 recitations.

For more info please visit: www.actsofmemory.net and www.youtube.com/actofmemory

rightsrepeated—an act of memory

Representations of the Artist as an Intellectual D21, Leipzig 2008
Performing Rights presented by Live Art Development Agency, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow 2008
Psi12 Queen Mary, University of London 2006
Chronic Epoch Beaconsfield, London 2005

justfornow web and live performance works 2001-2004

transcript www.justfornow.net ISIS Arts, Newcastle upon Tyne 2003
taking time www.justfornow.net Burning Bush Festival, Dundee, 2002
connectionscript www.justfornow.net connectingprinciple University of Newcastle 2002
act of love www.justfornow.net Lovesick Exhibition, Bergen Kunsthalle, Norway, 2001
iris A Show About Time Milch, London 1998 (cat)
justfornow (and then) Roots: Running Out Of Time; Lucida, Hull Time Based Arts 1997
points in time International Performance Festival Waterford, Ireland 1996
day 674 Violence of the Imagination Festival Brighton 1994
passage Summer Residencies at the Whitechapel, Whitechapel, London 1993
virtual ritual Red Herring Gallery, Brighton 1992
state of emergency Blind Montage Festival, die MelkFabriek, SʼHertogenBosch, Holland 1992 (cat)
fleur de la lune Gardner Arts Centre, Sussex University 1987
Gold in the Furnace Chisenhale Dance Space London and touring1987-88
Gold in the Furnace, survivor A Week of Performance St.Martins School of Art 1986 (cat)
just one Women Artists Diary Exhibition 1987 Battersea Arts Centre London 1986 (cat)
Changing Places Living Room Bridge Studios, Birmingham, 1984
Unquiet Woman Living Room Bridge Studios, Birmingham, 1984

Solo exhibitions

Fallen Idyll: the end of a perspective a home movie (single screen video)
Flat Screen Beaconsfield, London March-May 2009
Fallen Idyll: the end of a perspective a home movie (two screen video installation)
Isis Arts at St. Michaels Mount, Byker, Newcastle on Tyne, 2008
justfornow Hatton Gallery, March - May, Newcastle 2004 (cat)
storehouse Galeria On, Poznan, Poland, October 1995
fall Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, September - November 1994 (cat)
day 674 Violence of the Imagination Festival Brighton 1994
impasse Violence of the Imagination Festival Brighton 1994
virtual ritual Red Herring Gallery, Brighton 1992
obituary Gymnasium Space, Goldsmiths College, London, September 1989

Textworks

Four Translations On Translation Performance Research Vol 2 No.7 2002
valentine Monica Ross, Artists book, Milch, London 2000
fact of the matter Monica Ross, Anne Tallentire performance-notations, www.diffusion.org.uk 1999
just for now (and then) On Silence Performance Research Vol 3 No.2 1999
Alpha Beta Gamma and Journal of Art and Art Education No.11/12 1987
Fenix Sue Richardson, Monica Ross, Kate Walker, artistʼs edition 1979

Selected collaborations 1977-2010

Dislocated archivist ICOLS International Corporation of Lost Structures www.icols.org
House Warming performance-event with Jorn Ebner, Wunderbar Festival, Newcastle on Tyne 2009 www.vimeo.com/8310400
reading human material performance-event with Jorn Ebner, eta. project space, Hove 2005
Women with Red Umbrellas group street performance, Pilot Projekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin 2005 (cat)
seachange performance with Gillian Allnutt New Work- Projects UK Newcastle 1986
TripleTransformations performance residency, with Shirley Cameron and Evelyn Silver, Rochdale Art Gallery1985 (cat)
Sister Seven Performance/Poetry/Poster project, with Gillian Allnutt, Shirley Cameron, Mary Michaels, Evelyn Silver
Angels of Fire Cockpit Arts Centre London and numerous art and community venues 1981-1983 (artistʼs publication)
Fenix Live installation works with Sue Richardson and Kate Walker, Issues, ICA, London and touring 1979-1980
The Womens Postal Art Event (also known as Feministo- a portrait of the artist as a housewife) ICA, London 1977, Kunstlerrinnen International, Schloss Charlottenberg, Berlin 1977 & touring1975-77

Group Exhibitions

Representations of the Artist as an Intellectual D21, Leipzig 2008
Arbeit* Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck 2005 (cat.)
Outside of a Dog paperbacks and other books by artists Baltic, Gateshead 2004 (cat.)
Trace… Traceability BerlinerKunstProjekt, Berlin 2004
Lovesick Kunsthalle Bergen, Norway 2001
zur Brücke Elbbrücke site-specific works for Domitz-Dannenberg, Germany 1998 (cat.)
A Show About Time Milch, London 1998 (cat)
Hausbesuch-Housecall ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany 1996
Violence of the Imagination Festival Brighton 1994
Summer Residencies at the Whitechapel London 1993 (cat)
Grenzlander ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany 1991
Nature after Nature John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 1990
Hand to Hand Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 1990 (cat)
Post-Morality Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge 1990
A Worlds Waste Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal & touring 1987 (cat.)
Women Artists Diary Exhibition 1987 Battersea Arts Centre London 1986 (cat)
State of The Nation Herbert Gallery 1986 (cat)
Seadrifts Laing Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle 1986 (cat)
TripleTransformations Rochdale Art Gallery1985 (cat)
Ikon Touring Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1983
Sister Seven Cockpit Arts Centre, London and touring 1981-1983 (artistʼs publication)
Typisch Frau Bonner Kunstverein/Galerie Magers, Bonn, Germany 1981(cat.)
Midland View Stoke on Trent Museum & Art Gallery 1980 (cat.)
Fenix Live installation works, with Sue Richardson and Kate Walker, Issues, ICA, London and touring 1979-1980
The Womens Postal Art Event (also known as Feministo- a portrait of the artist as a housewife) ICA, London 1977, Kunstlerrinnen International, Schloss Charlottenberg, Berlin 1977 & touring1975-77

Catalogues/Exhibition Publications

Arbeit* Katy Deepwell, Silvia Eiblmayr, Verina Gfade, Tereza Kotyk et al, Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 2005
Pilot Projekt Gropiusstadt Jahrbuch 2005, Schumacher&Jonas, Pilot Projekt Gropiusstadt 2005
justfornow Monica Ross, Yve Lomax, Lisa Panting, Milch-Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 2004
Outside of a Dog paperbacks and other books by artists Clive Philpot, Baltic, Gateshead 2003
A Show About Time Fred Mann, Lisa Panting, Sally Tallant, Milch, London 1998
zur Brücke Holger Birkholz, Alte Jeetzel Buchandlung GmbH, Germany 1998
fall Monica Ross, Stuart Cameron, John Seth, Chapter, Cardiff 1994
Summer Residencies at the Whitechapel Mary Anne Francis, The Whitechapel, London 1993
Blind Montage De Melkfabriek, SʼHertogenBosch, Holland 1992
Hand to Hand Simon Watney, Larry Berryman, Red Herring Studios, Brighton 1990
Along the Lines of Resistance Juliet Steyn, Pratibar Parmar, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 1988
A Week of Performance John Carson, Mona Hatoum, Simon Herbert, Tina Keane, Praveera, Monica Ross, Anna Thew, Caroline Wilkinson and Gary Stevens, St.Martins School of Art 1987
A Worldʼs Waste Graham Evans, Paul Chilton et al, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1987
British Womens Artists Diary Womens Press, London 1986
Triple Transformations Sarah Edge, Jill Morgan, Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale 1985
Typisch Frau M.Jochimsen, P. Magers, Bonner Kunstverein Galerie/Philomene Magers, Bonn 1981

Selected commentary

Museums and the Exercise of Human Rights Dr. Louise Purbrick, Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No.10-17, University of Ulster 2010 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1685334
XENON ACT II Mikhail Karikis, blog ʻXENON: an exploded operaʼ mikhailkarikis.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html
Undoing ʻhomelinessʼ in Feminist Art Alexandra Kokoli, n.paradoxa winter 2004
Artists Book Beat Nancy Princenthal Art On Paper Vol 6 No.1 Jan-Feb 2002 Keanu Willats Matthew Arnatt Inventory Vol 4 No.2 2001
Be My Valentine Clive Philpot Art Monthly June 2001
Artists Books Katy Deepwell n.paradoxa Vol 8 2001
e-books Stephen Bury Art Monthly November 2000
I was there Denise Robinson Performance Research Vol 3 No.2 1999
Issue and Taboo Lucy Lippard, The Pink Glass Swan The New Press 1995
Live Art in Britain since 1970 Richard Layzell A Guide to Live Art and Education ACGB 1993
The Travel Column Brian Catling Hybrid 1992 A Worlds Waste Paul Wombell Ten 8 October 1987
A Worlds Waste David Lovely Performance Magazine November 1987
Griselda Pollock, Roszika Parker Framing Feminism: Art and the Womenʼs Movement 1970-1985, Pandora 1987
Whatʼs the difference? Griselda Pollock Apects. No.32, Spring 1986
The Womens Postal Art Event Phillipa Goodall Trouble and Strife 1985
Artists Know Whatʼs Going Down Richard Layzell, Gillian Allnutt Performance Magazine May 1984
The Womens Postal Art Event Lucy Lippard, Get the Message: A Decade of Social Change E.P.Dutton 1984
Feministo—The Womens Postal Art Event The Spare Rib Reader ed. Roszika Parker, Womens Press 1984
The Subversive Stitch Roszika Parker, Womens Press 1981
Feministo Roszika Parker Studio International vol. 193, no.987,1977
Notes on Feminist Art in Britain 1970-1977 Margaret Harrison Studio International vol. 193, no.987,1977

Critical essays

Something old, Something new, Something else Education (Documents of Contemporary Art) Ed. Felicity Allen, Whitechapel Gallery, London & MIT Press, New York 2011
Call For A Demonstration Annika Ström Live! Ed. Christopher Boutin, onestar press and Fälth & Hässler 2008
The Trouble with Performance Art This Will Not Happen without You-From the Collective Archive of the Basement Group, Projects UK and Locus + 1977-2007 Ed. Richard Grayson and Pauline van Mourik Broekman, University of Sunderland Press 2007
some works which were not required Madrid 2805 - Art in Urban Space, Ed. Maria Morata, Intermedia, Madrid 2007
Introduction Deposits Uriel Orlow A.G.Düttmann, E. Jacobson, M.Newman, Kai-Uwe Hemken, M.Ross, The Green Box, Berlin-Zurich 2006
Beyond Partition Frances Hegarty S. Kivland, M.Ross, Gandon Editions Ireland 2004
Something old, Something new, Something else Education Information Entertainment ed. Ute Meta Bauer, Institut für Gegenswartskunst, edition selene Vienna 2001
Still Monica Ross & Jakob Wegener in Images of Thought ed. Yve Lomax, Royal College of Art and Salvo 2001
Critical action Live Art Ed. Robert Ayers & David Butler, AN Publications 1991

Conferences

Paper: some works which were not required M.A.D.R.I.D. 28045 Arte en El Espacio Urbano. Matadero, Madrid, March 2007
Video Screening: inscription (12ʼ dvd 2000) Video Art, from the Margins to the Mainstream Conference, Tate Britain 2005
Facilitator: Open Congress Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Art 2005
Panel: Flamingo – MA Fine Art Courses in Europe University of the Arts, Berlin 2005
Paper: history or not 347 minutes—Live in your Head: Ideas and Experiment in Britain 1965-75 Conway Hall/ Whitechapel
Gallery: 2000 Paper: Critical Fine Art Practice Education Information Entertainment Institut für Gegenwart Kunst, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna 1997
Chair: Making A Scene: Performance and Performativity University of Central England 1999
Chair: Live Art in Higher Education Wimbledon College of Art 1994
Paper: Art & Sexuality Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 1994
Chair: Art and Corporate Sponsorship: The Implications for Art Practice Discretion Exhibition, Canary Wharf, London 1992
Convener: Reading Landscapes, Feminist Art Practices Art Historians Conference, London 1989
Paper: Public Art and Art Education Kent Institute of Art and Design 1988
Paper: Representations of the Female Body John Hansard Gallery 1987
Paper: Public Art and Artists Ikon Gallery 1983

Curatorial

Call For A Demonstration Annika Ström, with Deborah Rawson, Meta.Gallery, Hove 2006
finetuned–pilot with Julian Weaver and Gavin Peacock, eta. project space, Hove 2005
Deposits video installations by Uriel Orlow with Deborah Rawson, BMC Gallery, Brighton 2002
connectingprinciple with Michelle Hirschhorn, University of Newcastle 2002



This CV has been updated by Bernard G Mills (husband and colleague) on 4 February 2014
bgmfoto2@ntlworld.com www.bernardgmills.net