Short biography

Monika Hau © Kurt Hau
Monika Hau © Kurt Hau

Monika Hau

Visual Arts

September, October 2022

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Monika Hau was born in Saarbrücken in 1956. She received her artistic education from 2001 to 2006 with Professor Bodo Baumgarten, HBKsaar, until 2011 her focus was on painting. Since 2012 she has been working with the line, the line in space and net structures. This turning point opens up new themes, which are arrested both in the here and now, as well as in society.

Different life stories become the input of graphic representation and thus become perceptible in a new way. She questions our perceptions by making visible people, paths, distances, the worthless and the invisible.

In her new project Monika Hau deals with things. In our fast-moving times, many things go unnoticed. Things that do not represent a momentary value are hidden from our perception. The worthless lies as waste in public spaces, yet it refers to something. Found objects that lie unnoticed in different countries in the urban space, or in the rural space, are transformed.

During her stay in Schloss Wiepersdorf, Monika Hau wants to continue the project she has started.