David Haack Monberg

b. 1992 (DK), lives & works in Amsterdam

Sandberg Instituut 2019, Funen Art Academy 2017


Where Plato Taught @Academiae Biennial 2018

The Dirty Art Department, Florence Parot, Saâdane Afif, Catherine Somzé, Daniel Dewar, Jerszy Seymour, Tamara van der Laarse, Aurélien Lepetit, Anna Reutinger, Jean-François Peschot, Pierre Bujeau, Sara Daniel, Walter Götsch, Jason Harvey, Selma Köran, Jeroen Kortekaas, Leslie Lawrence, David Haack Monberg, Rachele Monti, Dani Andres Ordonez Munoz, Léo Ravy, Tomasz Skibicki, Sun Chang, Andrea Lopez Bernal, Lotte Hardeman, Tom Kemp, Quentin Dupuy, Nagaré Willemsen, Giovanni Bozzoli Parasacchi, Andrès Garcia Vidal, Anna Läderach, Nicola Baratto, Ioannis Mouravas, Jasmine Alakari, Erasmus Scherjon, Lovis Caputo, Alessandro Veneruso, Leonardo Ruvolo, Francesca Maciocia, Ana Shametaj, Luca Chiaudano, Emanuele Braga, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, M^C^O, Young Boys Writing Group, Lost Dad Radio, Daddy Issues, and Gucci Nuggets

Curated by Christian Jankowsky

The Wandering School Part 2: Revolution or Bust!

Following the social sculpture of the first ‘Wandering School’, which took place in 2016 with Macao Collective in Milan, ‘The Wandering School Part 2: Revolution or Bust!’ took place as a journey through Greece—as the place of origin of western knowledge, and the stage where the contemporary fight against European and global neoliberal hegemony is played out.

The goal is, if not the actual revolution, the creation of contemporary rituals for the creation of the new world.

Members and friends of the Dirty Art Department left Amsterdam by plane to Bari, and travelled in descending order of technology—by boat from Bari to Patras, by public transport from Patras to Delphi. On arriving in Delphi, they met the Oracle, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, who presented his Ode to Capitalism and explained the revolution in his terms.

Continuing on foot from Delphi to Athens, over mountains and through valleys, there was time for rumination and chances to realize new links between themselves and with those they met along the way.

Once in Athens, they sought out the light through a series of planned and unplanned happenings, lectures, situations and actions. Caught between the impossible fantasy of the Revolution and the real task of self-organising, those involved decided individually and collectively how to proceed and what action to take. These are some residues from the experience.

Take a memory of Greece @Stoa42

feat. DORY, Christopher Lawrence, Leo Ravy, Dani Andres, Walter 'Hanuman' Götsch, Rachele Monti, Tomasz Skibicki, Sun Chang, Jean-François Peschot & Gucci Nuggetz.

Organized by Leo Ravy

40 loving memories, 2018

Limestone paint

It is easy to get lost in a city of ghosts, subtle caricatures of the something that was. Authenticity is long gone or perhaps never existed in the first place. What we are left with are new concepts that define our history through hyperlink structures, big data and block chains. The naivety of the algorithm leaves no room for foolish interpretation. It only does what Herodotus, the Father of Lies, could not. It is difficult navigating the vast sea of fragmented information when both the truth and the lie has become familiar instances. In fact, how are we even supposed to navigate in this city? Were we in fact briefly narrating our own authentic experience?

What remains?

Tell tales slightly defined by their common physical connection to the space, Stoa42. Their upbringing firstly rendered by all the things we experienced on the side. We came, we saw and we left. But, what was the point in the first place?

We are a group consisting mainly of artists and designers from the The Dirty Art Department / Sandberg Institute, based in Amsterdam. We arrived in Athens as a self-organised collective two months ago. Over the course of five weeks we will present a series of works and events at Stoa42. This is the finissage.

View more: thiscontent.online, Stoa42

Anthem, 2018

2:10:00 h. audio


DIY environment scanner

Left Over or Leftover

Salvaged interior, Limestone paint

Take a memory of Greece

Fuji-film Crystal Paper, Limestone paint

Series of 5

Untitled feat. Hanuman

Tourist hieroglyph

Look at us here, praise be to god, we are destroying all statues and monuments

USB-stick, embroidery, arch of Palmyra (open-source edition)


Inkjet on paper

Recovered version of "Introducing... (2018), Publication, 64 pages" by Leo Ravy & Leslie Lawrence

Edition of 2

Exit Panepistimiou

4:05:00 h. video

moshed version of work by Jean-François Peschot & Sun Chang previously shown at their show Αυτό το κάτι άλλο.

MOMAS, Syros


Photograph - Edition of 5

Look at this fucked up bird I just met @LOSDOK

Group show by The Dirty Art Department after a week of working in the Belly of the Beast.


... for scale, 2017

handpainted wood

The Savior @ FAA Project Room

We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours.

Collaboration with Theis Madsen


The Savior, 2017

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), Fern (Pteridaceae), Aluminium bracing, Stainless steel, Glass, Silicone, Circulation pump, Polyethylene mat, 3d printed scale model of Temple Mayor, Terra-cotta pot, Air stone, Plastic container, LECA, Rubber tubing, Hose clamps Air pump, Gold-anodized aluminium, Black Lacquer

We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours, 2017

Gold-anodized aluminium, Black Lacquer, Plexiglass, Mirrorfoil, Aluminum Bracing

Climate related Breakup Binge, 2017

Plastic container, Earthworms, Minced carrot

Give me clean, beautiful and healthy air - not the same old climate change bullshit! I am tired of hearing this nonsense, 2017

Print on UV blocking foil, Diffuser, Pressure gauge, Needle valve, Moulded bottle top with tube retainers, Air block, Water, Citric acid, Baking soda, Plastic bottles, Metal Strap

In Memory of Xolotl, Lord of the Nightstar, Lord of the Underworld, 2017

Artificial agave, Artificial corn, Polythylene mat, Print on melamine plate

Third Year Exhibition @Kunsthal Ulys

Group show by Nanna Katharina Jensen, Tao Sabella Hansen, Jonas Vang Hansen, David Haack Monberg, Allan Cruz, Laurits Bugge Larsen, Simon Fiil Linnemann, Magnus Fischer Vind, Jakob Nilsson, Jesper Nørbæk, Heidi Phoebe Nikolaisen, Ruaridh Phillips & Jack Kemp.

Curated by Nanna Stjernholm Jepsen


Photos by David Stjernholm

Confessions from a teenage king, 2017

Tourist hieroglyph

Biblical plagues really happened say scientists, 2017

Failed cultivation of burgundy blood algae (Planktothrix Rubescens)

The scam is proven one hundred percent, 2017

Deceased pharaoh styrofoam packaging

Loot, 2017 in collaboration with Jonas Kjeldgaard Sørensen


Untitled, 2017

Do-it-yourself artefacts

The Non-Object (shelf), 2016

3D Printed Plaster, MDF, Brackets, Screws Kazimir Malevich, 18th Construction, 1915

The Non-Object (book), 2016

Inkjet on paper, 210 x W140 mm, 70 pages, edition of 10

Modular Exhibit System, 2016

Wood, Paint, Casters, Latches, Ratchet Strap