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Monika Auch




Monika Auch

Email: info@monikaauch.nl

Website: http://www.monikaauch.nl

Monika Auch is a visual artist and M.D.
Her current project is Stitch_Your_Brain . Central questions are how hand-brain cooperation leads to creativity and the effects of creating by hand on our health and well-being. What is the importance of tactility, dexterity and material based making in our contemporary culture that is influenced by digital tools?
In collaboration with the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience in Amsterdam she collected registrations of specific tactile stimuli in her brain. The result is a series of artprints Stitch_My_Brain which evolved into a long term project: Stitch_Your_Brain . Set up as an open, interactive project Stitch_Your_Brain invites out-of-the-box-thinking and cross-disciplinary exchanges between Art and Science.

Monika Auch studied medicine and practised as an M.D. before studying textile design and silkscreen printing at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her visual work and practised based research recognises and focusses on the intelligent hand . Combining digital and traditional methods in her work reflects a unique hybrid creativity in drawing from a scientific way of thinking and an intuitive drive to make work. Monika has exhibited widely, gained scholarships and her artists book received an international award. She is actively involved in artists and designers organisations, is a contributing editor to the Dutch kM journal , and lectures and teaches internationally.

She was key-note speaker at the Falmouth symposium Beyond the toolkit in februari 2014 and at the Art and Neuroscience symposium in Amsterdam, march, 2014.


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Art forms used:
Visual Arts

Health Conditions worked with:
Physical Health

Arts & Culture
Voluntary Community
Education & Research
Health & Social Care: Public Health

Age groups:
Children & Young People




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