Monster Chetwynd (born Alalia Chetwynd) is a British artist known for reworkings of iconic moments from cultural history in improvised performances. In 2012, she was nominated for the Turner Prize.

Monster Chetwynd
London, 1973

Past Exhibitions

Monster Chetwynd: The Owl with the Laser Eyes

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
02/11/2018 — 30/03/2019

Solo Shows

Ze & Per, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone with Liverpool Biennial, Tate Exchange, London
The Stagnant Pool, Gregor Staiger Gallery, Zurich

Uptight upright, upside down, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
JABBA, I’M BACK!, Bergen Assembly 2016, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
Cocaine and Caviar, Bergen Assembly 2016, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway Camshafts in the Rain, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Group Shows

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (touring)

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, Grand Palais, Paris (touring)
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
An Unstoppable Force: Children as Inspiration for CoBrA and Contemporary Art, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
NOW | Monster Chetwynd, Henry Coombes, Moyna Flannigan, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art | National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection, Swindon Museum, Swindon, UK
Summer Exhibition, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London (touring to Grand Palais, Paris, 2018; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2019)
Experience Traps, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Do – Mi – No – La – Ti – Do, Riverside, Worblaufen, Switzerland
The Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade, Whitechapel Gallery, London
New Acquisitions, Swindon Museum, Swindon, UK
Desk Set, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France Benefit, Doc, Paris

Gaudiopolis 2017 – The City of Joy, OFF-Biennale, Budapest Lucky 7 Rides Again, Art Licks Weekend 2017, Why Don’t You? HQ, London
Diorama: Invention of Illusion, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany Wonderland, Cinema dei Piccoli, Villa Borghese, Rome
Coming Out, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
POINT QUARTZ Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Art Basel Parcours, Basel If on Trondheim’s Night a Traveler, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
Room, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Dogsy Ma Bone, Touchstone, Rochdale, UK
Room, Sadie Coles HQ, London

So many steps, so little time, De Bond, Bruges, Belgium
Nightfall, Musée d’art et d’histoire Geneva, Switzerland
Almost Return of the Lucky 7, Why Don’t You…? HQ, Art Licks Weekend, London Bühnenreif 1. Akt / Ready for the stage Act 1, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Objects that Do Things, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
The Conformist, Belmacz, London
Bergen Assembly 2016, Bergen, Norway
Liverpool Biennial 2016, Liverpool, UK
Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

A Beautiful Darkness, old Central Saint Martins building, London / SHOWstudio, London
Fig. 2 38/50: Josh Wright & Guillaume Vandame, London
Lucky Seven HQ Why Don’t You, Art Licks Weekend, Camberwell, UK
10 One-Night Stands, with Maciej Urbanek, London (two person show)
Alfred Jarry Archipelago, Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Where I Am, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (screening of Call of the Wild)
The King Must Die, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
La femme de trente ans, Galerie Art Concept, Paris
Char Nar Hor!, Open House Glasgow, UK
Toys Redux – On Play and Critique, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

Contacts & Details

City of birth: London Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: London, UK