Fridman Gallery is happy to announce our 2022 curator-writer in residence, Monika Fabijanska, who will organize a group exhibition this summer, Women at War, and contribute essays to its corresponding exhibition and Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s catalogs.
Monika Fabijanska is an independent art historian and curator who specializes in women's and feminist art. She curated critically acclaimed exhibitions The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S. (John Jay College, 2018), ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), and Betsy Damon. Passages: Rites and Rituals (La MaMa Galleria, 2021), mentioned among The New York Times best shows of 2021. Fabijanska initiated the idea and provided curatorial consulting for The Museum of Modern Art’s acquisition and retrospective exhibition of Alina Szapocznikow (2012).
In the summer of 2022, Fabijanska curated a group show of 9 Ukrainian women artists, Women at War. The show came three months after the February 24th full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. A catalog featuring a curatorial essay by Fabijanska was published following the close of the show in New York, after which the exhibition continued to travel to Eastern Connecticut University, Wesleyan University, Stanford in Washington, and more. The show was named one of the top ten exhibitions of the year by The Washington Post and Frieze Magazine.