Monster Chetwynd

Getting Dogsy, 2016


Digital print on Somerset Paper
29.7 x 42cm
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered by the artist

Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London, UK) was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2012 for her performance piece ‘Odd Man Out. Her work intertwines elements of folk plays, street spectacles, pop culture, and Surrealistic cinema. She is known for her varied and unconventional work with sculpture, painting, installation, and video. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props.

From April to July 2016, Chetwynd worked with 34 children and 44 teenagers from across Liverpool to make the film ‘Dogsy Ma Bonefor Liverpool Biennial 2016, which was inspired by Betty Boop’s ‘A Song A Day’ (1936) and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical musical ‘Threepenny Opera’ (1928). Over Liverpool Biennial’s opening weekend, elements of the film were performed live in the space by the children and teenagers themselves.

‘Getting Dogsy’ is a playful tribute to the film, its characters, and costumes.

Chetwynd’s solo exhibitions include: ‘Pond Life: Albertopolis and the Lily’, at Gloucester Road underground station, London, UK (2023); ‘The Gorgon’s Playground and Hybrid Creature Bat.’ Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2014); Studio Voltaire, London, UK (2014); Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (2014); Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (2014); and The New Museum, New York, USA (2011-12). She has been involved in numerous group exhibitions such as the Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK (2015); the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden (2013); and ‘Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century’, various venues, USA (2012-14).

Please note the artwork is signed by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd – the name of the artist at the time of creating this work. The artist now goes by the name Monster Chetwynd but has previously been known as Spartacus Chetwynd and was born as Alalia Chetwynd.


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