Monica Takvam


Monica Takvam is a Norwegian visual artist and photographer living and working in London. Her work utilises sound, text, video and tactile materials to explore themes of self-image, identity and perception.

Takvam often explores social questions around individuality, mentality, perception and how people see themselves. Solitude and detachment are returning concerns and blindness has become an important theme in her work.

Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout England and Norway, including at Beldam Gallery and Menier Gallery in London and in Birmingham. She has been shortlisted for the award "This Working Life"and was exhibited in the AOP London, Liverpool and Manchester. Takvam has also received honourable mentions in the International Photography Award.

Monica recently conducted a popular sensory tour and you can read an online blog about it here.

Monica Takvam at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

During her residency at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, Monica Takvam will create a new body of work, inspired by the social realist paintings and philanthropic work of G F Watts.

Open Studio and Contact

Drop into Monica's studio on the Artists' Village estate for free on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1 - 4pm.

For further information about the Watts Gallery Artist in Residency scheme, please contact us on 01483 810235 or email

To contact Monica directly, please visit her website.