Monia Ben Hamouda was born in Milan in 1991 to Italian mother and Tunisian father. She lives and work between al-Qayrawan and Milan. She graduated with a BA of Fine Arts at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, she was a Visiting professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden and part of the jury at Film Maker Festival in Milan. She won the Special mention of the Ducato Prize in 2020. Her artistic practice is mostly based on exploring the human condition, especially its oppressing and traumatic characters. Significantly inspired by calligraphy, which stands as an extended part of Arabic culture, as well as on her own personal history, her works explore topics such as sociocultural identity, fatigue, anger and politics. Translating her personal experience of trauma into a broad range of formal approaches, linked to the cultural and religious symbology of her muslim family, her work let us penetrate inside her ancestors’s rituals, entering the psychological atmosphere of her private environment. Monia Ben Hamouda shows us how deeply we are all marked, and contaminated, by the psychomental universe of our ancestors.

Solo exhibitions include: Hinna Nights, BUNGALOW, Berlin; Levitating Lights, Pols space, Valencia ES (2021); Love Data, Alios 16ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Théâtre Cravey Pavilion (2019), La Teste-de-Bûch FR; Extended protection, Allegoric Defence, Gallery CC, Malmö SE (2019); Miranda, pane project, Milan IT (2017).

Group exhibitions include: Nostalghia, Museo Pecci Prato and 101 Numeri Pari, cur. Treti Galaxie Rome IT (2020) ; Collagen Shadows, ADA, cur. Zoë De Luca, Rome IT (2020) ; Blade Bunner, Sprint & Istituto Svizzero, Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali, cur. Dafne Boggeri, Milan IT (2020); Unsupported Message Format, Galerie Valeria Cetraro, cur. Pierre Clement, Paris FR (2019); Swamp Thing versus Man-thing, gallery, cur. Anthony Discenza, San Francisco CA (2018); Hope, Universitätssammlungen Kunst, cur. New Scenario, Dresden DE; Trigger Party #6, Marselleria Permanent Exhibition, cur. Siliqoon, Milan IT (2017); Milano Film Festival, Milan IT (2016); L’Intimità dell’immagine come luogo in comune, Viafarini DOCVA, cur. Gianni Caravaggio, Milan IT (2014).

Visit the artist’s exhibition at BUNGALOW here


Endless Nostalghia
Curated by Treti Galaxie
 Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, 2020

Collagen Shadows
Group show
Curated by Zoe De Luca
ADA, Rome, 2020


Orrido 120 residency
Curated by Zoë De Luca and Something Must Break
Group Show hosted by Swan Station, Buco del Piombo, Italy, 2019


Love Data
Alios 16ème Biennale D’Art Contemporain
Théâtre Cravey Pavilion, La Teste-De-Bûch, France, 2019


Extended protection, Allegoric defence
Solo show
Curated by Camilla Edström Ödemark
CC Gallery, Malmö, 2019)


Untitled (purse)
 Superhos, group show
curated by Pane and LALD, Like a Little Disaster, Polignano a Mare,
Italy, 2019


Assiette ou virage et derapage
Group show
Curated by SomethingMustBreak
Milan, 2017