Conscious Evolution, 2013

Acrylic rods, fibre optic strands, LED lights, batteries, mirror panel.

Approx. 60 x 60 x 80 (H) cm

Encounters in Art & Science at the British Library, March 2013

Mona’s work was part of an exhibition on show at the British Library in March 2013, as part of the collaboration with Central Saint Martins MA Art & Science course and the British Library.

Please visit the British Library website for more information:



Statement about the work:

“For me, the British Library itself is a source of inspiration. As agents of consciousness, humans are the ones to give meaning to the information contained within its walls, turning it into knowledge through a process of absorption, manipulation and distribution. Everyone who visits the library has contributed to its content. What eventually forms is a web of human knowledge and consciousness - this is what I am trying to capture and to give a physical form.”     Mona Choo

FloatArt London, September 2013

FloatArt London is central London’s newest and most innovative art fair: a floating art exhibition on the River Thames for a selection of the country’s most current and inspirational BA and MA art graduates.

FloatArt London is a stunning contemporary art space created on board the Dixie Queen Paddleboat located by Tower Bridge. As part of The Mayor’s Thames Festival 2013, FloatArt London will host contemporary art events and artworks from the country’s most talented art graduates.

Art Lacuna Prize, 5th-20th October 2013

Selected  by a panel of judges for a group show and shortlisted for the Art Lacuna Prize.

Exhibition is held at Art Lacuna I SPACE, at 48 Falcon Road, London SW11 2 LR.



neo:graduates2013 is part of an ongoing programme of competitions, exhibitions and residencies organized by the artist-led, not-for-profit neo:studios based in Bolton. This year a national call for submissions has resulted in a unique showcase exhibition of emerging artists and excellence in the arts that can be viewed at neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton from Thursday 10th October to Sunday 1st December. A special preview will also take place in the gallery at 2pm on Saturday 12th October, all welcome!

neo:graduates2013 is a juried exhibition aimed at artists who have graduated in the last two years. From submissions received, 13 artists: Aisling McDonagh, Antonio de la Hera, Charlotte Jonerheim, Dana Ariel, Gerard Young, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Karol Kochanowski, Mona Choo, Pauline Rigby, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Sean Lavelle, Sharon Forrest, Valentine Kuhl were selected by the judges to feature in the final exhibition. The quality of the diverse and vibrant entries really impressed the judges: Sophia Crilly - Director/Curator Bureau, Martyn Lucas - Curator, Turnpike Gallery, “They [the artworks] hold my attention.  They get me thinking in new ways. These are all good artists.” Robyn Woolston - Winner Liverpool Art Prize 2012  “The process of judging the neo:graduates2013 has offered a window onto a generation of practitioners. From paint to performative intervention, print to moving image the works presented have raised questions and provided narratives that embody a spirit of the time.” Artists included in the show will also be automatically considered for one of the prizes on offer, including a twelve week all expenses paid residency at neo:studios.

neo:studios director, Jason Simpson, says, “The exhibition has been a great success. It is really exciting for the group to be able to play a part in providing an opportunity that could have a lasting and profound impact on the artistic development of a new graduate. We would like to thank our sponsors University of Bolton, Arts Council England, GreatArt, Bolton Council and the Market Place for their support and the judges, Sophia, Martyn and Robyn who have kindly donated their reputations, time and professional expertise to make the competition possible.”

neo:studios, which includes neo:artists and neo:writers, are well on the way to achieving their aims of raising the profile of contemporary arts and providing opportunities for artists in the Northwest. As well as the gallery, the group also provides studio space with access to printmaking and 3D workshop facilities for 25 artists in their Corporation Chambers premises. Full details of the ongoing programme of exhibitions, workshops and events by both writers and artists can be found on the website www.neoartists.co.uk

neo:gallery22 is open to the public Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm.

Press enquiries: Jason Simpson Tel: 07855369522   Email: jason@neoartists.co.uk                    




Neo Graduates 2013 10th October - 1st December 2013

Mona Choo was shortlisted for the neo:graduates2013 prize. Works of 13 artists were selected by a panel of judges and will be exhibited at neo:gallery22 in Bolton.

Rough Around the Edges - 28th Interim Exhibition

Private View 19 December 2013, 6 - 9 pm

20 Dec 2013 to 5 Jan 2014, 12 - 6 pm    Closed 24 - 26 Dec 2013

Andreas M. Georgiou / Alia Bilgrami / Asmaa Hashmi / Julian Dams / Mona Choo / Myrianthe G. Sozou / Samar F. Zia

Curated by Samar F. Zia

30 Maple Street, London, W1T 6HA

0786 228 3 414



Affordable Arts Exhibition at the Vibe Gallery

Friday, 31 January 2014 at 18:00 - Friday, 14 February 2014 at 21:30, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG London, United Kingdom.

The underlying philosophy behind the conception of Affordable Art Exhibition is to give patrons of art a wider platform to engage in buying high

quality art works at reasonable prices. In addition to this it also gives upcoming artists an opportunity to showcase their talent at a very

affordable price.

Something to suit every pocket! With all the work being originals, it gives not only the Artists a platform to begin on, but also a great opportunity for buyers to begin their collections.

The past Affordable Arts Exhibitions have seen international participation from many gifted artists, working cross platform. This year our endeavor is to make the exhibition even more successful through careful selection of art works and a pricing strategy that is fair and reasonable.

The Affordable Art Exhibition is open to new art collectors and art lovers alike

Participating Artists:

Drew Ward

Panos Antonopoulos

Masha Zolototrubova

Sarah Farrell

Diogo Duarte

Jessica Ballantyne

Marion Costa (Alice von Gotha)

Siobhan Auberge

Mona Choo

Darren Nisbett

Andrea Sartori

Valeriya N-Georg

Charlotte Norton (Charlie Chook)

Sara K. Amuson

Julie Robinson

Lior Hod

Processed  2011

Acrylic, conté and pastel on linen.

40 x 40cm

Woven  2011

Acrylic and pencil on linen with hand weaving.

40 x 40cm

Bleached  2011

Acrylic, enamel paint and pastel on acrylic wallpaper.

60 x 53cm

One Moment  2011

Acrylic, enamel paint and pastel on acrylic wallpaper.

50 x 70cm

“Live in your dreams!” at the Crypt of St. Pancras Church

Exhibition Dates: 27 February–3 March 2014


The Crypt of St Pancras Church

Euston Road

London NW1 2BA

Access by Duke’s Road

Hours: 12-6pm


Participants: Karina Akopyan, Alma Bakiaj, Susan Beattie, Vera Bohl, Susie Calvert, Mona Choo, Valentin Dommanget, Andy Flett, Kelise Franclemont, Jing Hu, Jonathan Kelham, Charlotte Wendy Law, Lingbo Liu, Mary McFerran, Eric Nofzinger, Alexandra Pace, Boris Raux, Teresa Braula Reis, Benjamin Renoux, Hans Richter, Mehmet Ulusahin


Opening evening: 26 February 6:30-9pm with performances by Vera Bohl, Charlotte Wendy Law, Kelise Franclemont


In his 1958 book The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard put forth the crypt as the foremost metaphor for the space of our darkest fantasies and strangest reveries, tying the unconscious to the poetry of depth. The exhibition Live In Your Dreams! invites the participating artists to reimagine the Crypt of St Pancras Church as the site of a collective dream. As much as the metropolitan aboveground resembles a restless subject obsessed with rational efficacy and unfaltering productivity, this subterranean vault, built in 1822 and concealed under one of the busiest neighbourhoods of London, makes room for irrationality and imagination, reversing the order of above.


Responding to the image of the oneiric depth, participants have appropriated the place to fill it with dreams, which they represent in their diverse languages – painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, sound, photography, video, music, writing, neurobiology and performance. Ranging from raw extract of dream-memories to lateral analysis of the unconscious process, the variety of strategies reflects a manifold relationship between dreaming and artistic practice. Some of the artists celebrate the immediate newness produced by the protean forces dear to the Surrealists, and open the fields of phantasmagoria, nightmare, day-dreaming and hallucination. Others address art’s attempt to translate and archive the elusive and fleeting substance of dreams – those of the I, of the Other, or shared across the social sphere.


By engaging with the many ways dreams nurture artistic work, this exhibition aims to explore the artist’s status as a dreamer, a poet, an analyst, a visionary, a loony. It hopes to show that the dialogue between art and unconscious remains a playful and inexhaustible terrain.


Curator: Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro

Contact: +44 (0)7 460 187 468 / verletbottero@gmail.com

Mona Choo

Stuck, 2013, Screen print on acrylic sheets, crayon.

ART STAGE Singapore 2015

Mona Choo is represented by Art-2 Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 22 - 25 January 2015


Marina Bay Sands

Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Level B2

10 Bayfront Avenue

Singapore 018956.



Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore presents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region. At the crossroads among Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore is the flagship cultural event of the region and the place to experience Asian Contemporary Art at its best, as well as a top global marketplace, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs.

Art in Motion

Part of Singapore Art Week 2015

Mona Choo is represented by Art-2 Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 17 - 25 January 2015


140 Hill Street #01-03

Old Hill Street Police Station

Singapore 179369


About Sinagpore Art Week:

“Singapore Art Week is a celebration of the visual arts through a myriad of quality art experiences in Singapore. With almost 100 events this year, Singapore Art Week lets you join artists, galleries, collectors and art lovers from all over the world as they converge on our shores to take part in a dizzying array of art experiences and events.”  http://artweek.sg/agas-art-in-motion-2/

About Art in Motion:

“Art In Motion (AIM) holds its second series of exhibitions featuring both Asian and international art, plus artist talks and various events by 18 art galleries in Singapore. To score an invitation to the opening exhibition and a catalogue signed by the artists, be one of the first 30 to register at info@agas.org.sg. The AIM map and guide are also available at the galleries and via email. http://www.agas.org.sg/aim_event.acv

This year’s 20:20 print exchange attracted 581 artists from 42 print workshops who created 14,525 prints.

The concept is a simple one: Print workshops are asked to get 10, 20 or more artists, (in multiples of 10 or 5 for smaller workshops). All artists produce an edition of 25 prints each 20cm x 20cm, (paper size). The workshop collects their members’ editions and sends them on to Hot Bed Press by 1st November.

In return each artist receives a portfolio of 20 random prints. Each workshop also receives a random portfolio and a twinned portfolio matching them up with another print workshop for every 10 artists.

Any print medium is acceptable. Each edition must be made specifically for the exchange. Each print in an edition should be the same or have identical elements in a varied edition.

Every artist’s box is different. Each selection is completely random. One of every edition is kept to go on national tour. In 2015 it travels from Hot Bed Press to Neo: Gallery, Bolton, and then West Yorkshire Print Workshop, The Arthouse, Wakefield, Belfast Print Workshop and The Bluecoat in Liverpool.

Organised by Hot Bed Press in Salford the exchange started in 2009 as a collaboration between Hot Bed Press and Red Hot Press in Southampton. It seemed such a good idea that it was extended to other workshops and has grown to be one of the largest print exchanges in Europe, (as far as we know).

The exchange has grown from 2 workshops taking part in 2009 to 10 in 2010, then 18 in 2011, 30 in 2012, 40 in 2013 and 42 workshops in 2014. In total 47,980 prints have been made just for this exchange since 2009.

It is a great cross section of printmaking across the UK and Ireland with prints representing each workshop showing the range and the nature of the type of work produced, from screenprinting to etching, collagraph to digital, letterpress to solar-plate. We have seen artists develop through the exchange and heard stories of artists blossoming and learning through the work of producing an edition of 25 prints, in itself no easy task.

This year Hot Bed Press had to take on extra space and extra staff for sorting.

A print from every edition can be seen on the Hot Bed Press Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/hot_bed_press/

More information is also available at: http://www.hotbedpress.org/exhibitions/2020-print-exchange/

20:20 Print Exchange - A touring exhibition across the UK.

Starting on:

Saturday 10 January - 22 February 2015 

neo:gallery27, The Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL