Monika Oechsler is a London-based artist whose work includes artists’ film, sound and multi-screen and multi-media installations including photography and performance. She explores material culture and socio-cultural roles through performative action and site-specific interventions with a focus on gender, cultural identity, memory and place. Recent works in particular highlight the ideological aspects of iconic architecture, historical monuments and post-industrial sites through the exploration of their contemporary situatedness.
Oechsler has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally most notably, at Tate Modern London and Tate Liverpool, MOMA, New York, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, NGBK, Berlin, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Landesgalerie Linz, Steirischer Herbst, Landesmuseum, Graz, Kunstverein Bregenz, Sharjah International Biennal, UAE, Artissima, Turin, Kunsthalle Budapest, Kunsthalle Bergen, AVE Arnhem, Yokohama Triennale, Japan and Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. Her work is held in public and private collections.
She is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She studied at Goldsmith College University of London and received a PhD from the University of Brighton and the University of the Creative Arts UCA.
Sometimes I Dream is the second in the series Beacon_Transitions: a lockdown experiment wherein a virtual portal is opened by Beaconsfield for artists to explore, supported by Art Council England’s Emergency Response Fund.