Burning questions of our times are at the center of Monica Ursina Jäger's work. In her drawings, collages, and installations, the artist engages intensively with the natural and constructed environment. She explores the dynamic tension inherent in the differently determined views of nature, landscape and architecture as socially, societally, and culturally charged spatial constructions, and also as utopian categories.
Monica Ursina Jäger was born in Thalwil, Switzerland, in 1974. She studied Art and Visual Communication at the Lucerne School of Art and Design and completed a Master's of Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Her work is regularly exhibited in Switzerland and other parts of Europe, and is represented in many public, private, national, and international art collections. She has been awarded multiple work grants and international studio scholarships. Since 2016 she has been teaching and doing research in the research group Sustainability Communication of the Institute for the Environment and Natural Resources at Zurich University for Applied Sciences.
The Foundation Board acknowledges the multi-faceted artistic engagement of Monica Ursina Jäger with a promotion grant of CHF 20,000.