Mono Festival began in 2016 as a collaboration between artist Tim Bishop and Lunds konsthall supported by Lunds kommun. The inaugural edition of the festival took place on 17 September 2016 at Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden, featuring both new and established performances by Sweden-based artists Bombina Bombast, Lundahl & Seitl and Tim Bishop. Following the continuation of support by Lunds kommun, the second edition of the festival took place in Lund on 16 September 2017 in partnership with Lunds konsthall and new partner venue Stenkrossen, featuring Nordic artists Axel Berger (SE), Cantabile 2 (DK), The Center for Everything (FI), Tim Bishop (UK/SE), and VR-Rummet (SE).
The next edition of Mono Festival will take place in 2019.
Tim Bishop is a UK artist based in Sweden, with a wide experience of one-to-one performance as both an audience member and artist. His own one-to-one practice focuses on creating personal connections between artwork and audience, and prompts individual and, often, emotional responses through highly aesthetic, sensory and evocative experiences. Tim’s work has been shown in Sweden, Norway, Romania, Russia and the UK, including performances at Arnolfini gallery, Bristol, and Kulturhuset, Stockholm.timbishopartist.com
Paula Ludusan is an art historian with a MA in Museology. She has been responsible for Gallery Pictura in Lund and, as well as curating Mono Festival, also coordinates the art education programme at Lunds konsthall in Lund, Sweden. Her research in meaning-making in contemporary curatorial practices has been published by Lund University.