Monika Bravo is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied Fashion Design in Rome & Paris and Photography in London and NYC. In 1994, Bravo relocated to NYC to pursue a career in the arts. She enjoys directing and producing diverse projects, from complex multimedia installations and public art commissions to artists’ books and functional objects. She sees no boundaries between the applied and fine arts or the mystical. She conceives visual interventions within the architecture of a public space, some of these are large walls transformed into moving images, interactive video installations with sounds, light encasements, and walls composed of photographic tiles, as well as astrological readings. These mesmerizing experiences provide a space for temporary abstraction thus subtly transporting the mind elsewhere, as a metaphor to understand our position on this universe and support awareness. She is very curious, so throughout her life, she has studied and has practiced Tai-chi, I-Ching, meditation, nutrition, evolutionary astrology, emergent human design and many other things with various Taoists, Buddhists teachers. In addition to having a very active professional practice as an artist, she is also active as an emergent human design & evolutionary astrologer*
Recent exhibitions:: The Power of Intention at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, TESSERAE curated by Octavio Zaya shown at Flora Ars Natura, Bogota, Colombia; 56th Venice Biennale representing the Vatican City-State, at the Pavilion of the Holy See 2015; “VICTORY OVER THE SUN” at Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquilla,.“Waterweavers” exhibit curated by Jose Roca, and Museo de las Americas in Washington D.C, Centro Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain; originally installed at the Bard Graduate Center.New Museum in New York City; NC-arte, Bogota, Colombia; Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ; Sternesen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul,Turkey; and Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; just to name a few. Recent commissions include Duration, an MTA Arts & Design mosaic artwork for the Prospect Avenue Station on the R line in Brooklyn. Her work is part of many permanent art collections such as the Deutsch Bank, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Caja Burgos (CAB-Spain), AT&T, COMCAST among many others.