* 1974, Thalwil, Switzerland
lives and works in London and Zurich
Monica Ursina Jäger is a Swiss artist living in London and Zurich. Working with drawing, sculpture and installation, her practice unfolds through a multidisciplinary reflection on concepts of space, landscape, and architecture that investigate the relationship between the natural and the constructed environment. Fluctuating between the intuitive, narrative and factual Jäger scrutinizes processes of transformation, re-arrangement and mediation by unfixing the boundaries between artistic and scientific knowledge production.Recent works address the ambiguities connected to post-natural landscapes, the uncertainties related to geopolitics, natural resources and the complexities of time.

Monica Ursina Jäger is a research associate and lecturer at the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences IUNR, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW. Since 2016 the transdisciplinary team develops new forms of dialogue between artistic practices and scientific research to tackle issues related to sustainability, ecology, climate change and planetary regeneration. Projects include urban interventions, green infrastructures, outdoor exhibitions and public gardens. She organises interdisciplinary symposia and workshops both in London and Switzerland.  Institute of Natural Resource Sciences ZHAW
2006-08 Goldsmiths, University of London, Master of Fine Art
1999 LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
1997-2000    University for Art and Design, Lucerne, Switzerland, BA Art and Education
Awards, Residencies and Research
2020 Work Grant Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council
 Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, Art Grant Canton Zurich Arts Council
2018 Work Grant Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council
  Art Award UBS Culture Foundation
  Research Residency, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
2017 Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, Art Grant Canton Zurich Arts Council
from 2016 Research associate at Institute of Natural Resource Sciences ZHAW in Sustainability Communication Zürich
2014 Residency Coleman Project Space, London
2012 Art Grant UBS Culture Foundation
2010 IBK Art Award 'Drawing'
2008 Art Award/Werkbeitrag Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
2007 Swiss Art Award
2006 Grant Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2005 Artist Residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Solo Shows (Selection)
2021 Forest Tales and Emerald Fictions Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Tiefparterre Kreuzlingen
2020 Emerald Fictions Wyss Academy for Nature Bern
2019 Shifting Topographies Museum Franz Gertsch Burgdorf
2015 Future Archaeologies – Your Assumptions Are My Memories Galerie Christinger de Mayo Zürich
2014 Weltenwürfe with Julia Steiner and Sandra Boeschenstein, Kunsthaus Grenchen
  Translocation Coleman Project Space London
2013 Para/Site Gallery Christinger de Mayo Zurich
  DisplaceGalerie Rupert Pfab Dusseldorf
  In Relation Kunstraum Sandra Romer Chur
  Terrain Vague Junge Kunst Wolfsburg
2011 Certitude of Speculative Thought Gallery Christinger de Mayo Zurich
  Back Drop, sic! Raum für Kunst Lucerne
  Monica Ursina Jäger & Blue CurryNextex St. Gallen
2010 Equivocal Clarity of Dawn Gallery Christinger de Mayo Kunst Zurich
2009 Sea of Tranquility Visual Drugs Zurich
  OutlandsGalerie Rupert Pfab Dusseldorf
  Half Forgotten DreamsKunstraum Sandra Romer Chur
2008 Projektraum Enter Kunstmuseum Thun
2007 After NatureGalerie Habres + Partner Vienna
Group Shows (Selection)
2021 GRUND Froh Ussicht Samstagern (with Saskia Edens and Sarah Masüger)
  Sharity - Tauschen, Teilen, Verzichten  Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil
2020 Perspectives. La collection d’art Helvetia, Musée d'Art de Pully
  Werkschau 2020,  Art Grants Canton Zurich Arts Council, hosted by Museum Haus Konstruktiv
  Oops a daisy! (Urban Management Remix)  Dietikon Projektraum, (curated by TETI Group)
  Special Video Window,  VIDEOEX 2020, Experimental Film and Video Festival
  Tomorrow is an Island, as Inland, a sin land  NTU ADM Art, Design and Media Gallery Singapore
  collateral event of Singapore Biennale 2019
  WeltenmachenMuseum Bruder Klaus Sachseln
  On Sight/SitePoster Project in public space Switzerland
2019 Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future SKLAD, The Ancient Bath, Center of Contemporary Art Plovdiv
  Memory of the Sublime, Landscape in the 21st CenturyMuseo Villa dei Cedri Bellinzona
  TRANSVERSAL. Landschaften aus der SammlungBündner Kunstmuseum Chur
  LandschaftenGalerie Luciano Fasciati Chur
  Mimesis; Narrative; Against hegemony! APT Gallery London
2018 Heimspiel 2018Kunsthalle St. Gallen
  Digital Ecologies - Operaismo NaturaleSKLAD, The Ancient Bath, Center of Contemporary Art Plovdiv
  HinterlandCorner College, Zurich, curated by TETI Group
  Fokus GRafikBündner Kunstmuseum Chur
2017 RefugiumSkulpturen Biennale Weiertal, Winterthur
  WerkschauHaus Konstruktiv Zürich
  London - AltdorfHaus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf
2016 Art Awards City of ZurichHelmhaus, Zurich
  End!angered Species# TAUT, Kunstverein Wagenhallen Stuttgart
  Telling TalesCollyer Bristow Galler London
  Dall‘ altra parteHaus fur Kunst Uri Altdorf
2015 Semiotic Guerrilla WarfarePAPER Manchester and Dean Clough Halifax
  DoppelpassGallery Luciano Fasciati Chur
  ImpressionKunsthaus Grenchen Grenchen
  Werkschau 2015Haus Konstruktiv Zurich
  Sammlungsausstellung , der Kunstkommission Schweizerische Post Kornhausforum Bern
2014 Modell und UtopieTrudelhaus Baden
  The New InternationalGaleria Pilar Sao Paulo
  We Fragment, Collect and NarrateKunstmuseum Thun
  Catch of the YearDienstgebäude Zurich
  Annual Art ExhibitionKunstmuseum Chur
2013 Ansichtssache LandschaftKunstverein Pforzheim
  Schoene Landschaft-Bedrohte NaturKunsthalle Osnabruck (cat.)
  BABEL - There's a Heaven above you!Kunstmuseum Olten
  SuperstructureArróniz Arte Contemporáneo Mexico City
2012 Ein zartes Schaudern, Fragmente der WirklichkeitKunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil (cat.)
  Annual Art ExhibitionKunstmuseum Chur
  One and one and one K3 Project Space Zurich
  Mobile Territorien Kunstraum Baden
2011 The Saatchi Gallery & BBC 4's New Sensations and The Future Can Wait Victoria House London (cat.)
  Platznot-PlatzwechselBündner Kunstmuseum Chur
  Festival of the AnimalsMuseum Essl Vienna (cat.)
  Much Ado about Everything – Baroque in Contemporary ArtHaus für Kunst Uri (cat.)
  Swiss Art AwardsArt Basel
  S.A.G.SThe Woodmill London
  Polemically SmallTorrence Art Museum California
  Long live Painting! Works from the CollectionMuseum Essl Vienna
2010 Catch of the Year IIDienstgebäude Zurich
  The Future Can WaitShoreditch Townhall London
  Julius Baer CollectionGallery von Bartha Basel
  4. Biennale der ZeichnungKunstverein Eislingen (cat.)
  Landschaft im WandelKunstmuseum Thun (cat.)
  Art Awards City of ZurichHelmhaus Zurich
2009 The Jack Goldstein ConnectionsGalerie Anita Beckers Frankfurt
  Annual Art ExhibitionKunstmuseum Chur
  Swiss Art AwardsArt Basel
  The Audacity of ImaginationGalerie Römerapotheke Zurich
  Future or RuinCharlie Smiths London
  Compilation IVKunsthalle Duesseldorf (cat.)
  Notes From the UndergroundJames Taylor Gallery London
  The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery London
  New London School Ellis Rumley Projects, Berlin
2008 Grants and Residencies, City of Zurich, Helmhaus Zurich
  Degree Show MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College London (cat.)
  Jargon of Landscape, The Wallis Gallery London
2007 Beziehungsweise - Works on Paper from the Holzer CollectionGalerie Winter Vienna
  Annual Art ExhibitionKunstmuseum Chur
  Grants for visual Art of Canton Zurich (Werkbeiträge Kanton ZH) Zurich
  Swiss Art Awards Basel (cat.)
  Celeste Art Prize London / Edinburgh (cat.)
2006 Emerging Artists SwitzerlandEssl Collection Vienna
Collections and acquisitions
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich
Albertina Museum, Vienna
Essl Collection, Vienna
Kunstmuseum Thun
Bundner Kunstmuseum Chur
Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern (Postfinance)
Public Art Collection Canton Zurich
Public Art Collection City of Zurich
Public Art Collection Canton Graubunden
Public Art Collection Canton St. Gallen
Helvetia Art Collection
Bank Julius Baer Art Collection
Raiffeisen Bank Switzerland
ZKB Zurcher Kantonalbank
Sparda Bank, Nordrhein Westfahlen
Holzer Collection, Vienna
Collection von Bartha, Basel
and further private collections in Switzerland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, USA, Brazil, Japan
  Portfolio 2021
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