BORN: - -
SWITZERLAND, 1974 - -
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LIVES/WORKS: - -
LONDON, UK - -
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EDUCATION: - -
2006-2008 MFA Master of Fine Art Goldsmiths College, London
1995-2000 BA Art and Education University of Art and Design, Lucerne, CH
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS: - -
2008 Project space ENTER Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun_CH
2007 Out of the Woods Gallery Visual Drugs, Zurich_CH
2007 After Nature Gallery Habres+Partner, Vienna_AT
2005 Monica Ursina Jäger Gallery Rigassi, Berne_CH
2004 Quality Works Gallery Visual Drugs, Zurich _CH
2004 Where the wild roses grow Gallery Artothek, Zurich_CH
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 Paper Love Devening Projects, Chicago_USA
2008 Grants and Residencies, City of Zurich Helmhaus, Zurich_CH
2008 Degree Show MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, London UK
2008 Works on Paper #1 Gallery Smits, Amsterdam_NL
2008 Jargon of Landscape Wallis Gallery, London_GB
2008 Is the world flat? Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam NL
2007 Swiss Art Awards Basel_CH
2007 Works on Paper from the Holzer Collection Gallery Hubert Winter, Vienna_AT
2007 Annual Art Exhibition Kunstmuseum, Chur_CH
2007 Grants for Visual Art of Canton Zurich Zurich_CH
2007 Celeste Art Prize London_GB / Edinburgh_SCO
2006 Emerging Artists Switzerland Essl Collection, Vienna_AT
2005 Scabs, Guns and Peanutbutter Gallery Artone, Zurich_CH
2003 Annual Art Exhibition Kunstmuseum Chur_CH
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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: -
2008 Grant Canton Grischuna_CH
2007 Swiss Art Award
2006 Grant Kunsthalle Basel_CH
2005 Artist Resicency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris_FR
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: -
2008 Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, exhibition catalogue
2007 Swiss Art Awards, Kunstbulletin
2007 Celeste Art Prize, exhibition catalogue
2006 Emerging artists Switzerland, Sammlung Essl, exhibition catalogue
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COLLECTIONS: - -
Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Vienna
Bank Julius Bär, Zürich Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
Canton Grischuna, Switzerland
Private Collections Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, USA
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ARTIST STATEMENT: -
Jäger is interested in the condition, perception and representation of our natural and built environment. Expressed through drawings and sculptures her work investigates the notion of social, political, but also imaginary aspects of the places we live in. Natural and urban elements blend into dystopian constructions, while disparate found objects and mediated image fragments join to become imaginative constructions.
Jäger is fascinated by the relationship between the physical environment and mediated experience and the possibilities that occur with the blurring of reality and fiction, authentic and appropriated imagery, real and simulated spaces, actual places and their representations.