MONA KUHN, AD 7394 from the series Acido Dorado, 2014, Chromogenic print, 11 x 14 inches. Edition of 10.
In her most recent body of work, Acido Dorado, Mona Kuhn expands her well-established, sensual vision of the human form into a challenging new environment of fragmented architectural lines and ambiguous planes of vision. Taken in the Joshua Tree National Forest of Southern California, Acido Dorado incorporates the golden light of the desert with a spirit of 1960s futuristic experimentation.
Mona Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. She received her BA from The Ohio State University, before furthering her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. She is currently an independent scholar at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Kuhn’s first monograph, Photographs, was debuted by Steidl in 2004; Steidl has since published Evidence (2007), Native (2010), Bordeaux Series (2011), and Private (2014).
Mona Kuhn's work has been exhibited and/or included in the collections of The J.Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, The Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, The George Eastman House, the Griffin Museum in Boston, Miami Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography in NYC. In Europe, her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London England, Le Louvre in France, Deichtorhallen in Hamburg Germany, Musée de l'Élysée in Switzerland, Centre d'art Contemporain at Musée Chaleroi in France, the Leopold Museum in Vienna Austria, and the Australian Center for Photography in Sydney. Currently, Mona lives and works in Los Angeles.