O—Overgaden is one of the leading non-profit art institutions in Denmark with an irreverent program of emerging local and international voices in contemporary art, displaying around eight grand-scale exhibitions each year from its position in the heart of Copenhagen.
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Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed: Heavy Body, Heavenly Body
11 Jun – 7 Aug 2022
opening: 10 Jun 2022, 17:00

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed: Malplaquetstra e 25, 13347 Berlin, 5/7-6/7 2018. Pencil on paper, 2018, 100x70 cm. Photo: David Stjernholm

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed creates an installation of her large, characteristic meditation drawings, which she has been producing for several years and are now presented in a salon-style hang at O—Overgaden. The performative drawings are created as meditation, some indoors, some under the open sky, where Haj-Mohamed drawn a line over a piece of paper for up to 16 hours at a time.

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed often works with performance, text, and drawing. With references to theater, she investigates the scope of the performative space, where reality and fiction are entangled, and the distinction between real people and literary characters are obstructed.

For her exhibition at O—Overgaden, Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed creates an installation of her large, characteristic meditation drawings, which she has been producing for several years and are now presented in a salon-style hang. The performative drawings are created as meditation, some indoors, some under the open sky, where Haj-Mohamed has drawn a line over a piece of paper for up to 16 hours at a time.

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed: BREAK, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2020. Foto: Frida Gregersen

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed (b. 1988, DK) works in the intersection between text, performance, and staging. She holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, from where she graduated in 2020 with the performance titled Break. She has published two books with the publishing house Forlaget Korridor: Dominique and Alexander-trilogien – et performanceessay i tre akter. In 2019, she received the Schadeprisen award for the latter. For its 2021/22 season, Haj-Mohamed was appointed Artistic Director at Teater Momentum, vol. 15. The exhibition at O—Overgaden will be the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Denmark.