Monika Mendat was born near Danzig, and fled Poland with her parents at the end of the 1970s. Her mother is from southern Poland, Oświęcim („Auschwitz“). Taking an indirect route via Stockholm and Cologne the family finally came to Augsburg. Today, she lives and works in Friedberg near Augsburg.


Monika Mendat went to school in Augsburg, graduated with a university entrance qualification and was granted a scholarship for highly gifted students.


National and international exhibitions and galleries in: Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Munich and Augsburg.

For her, home is a superordinate sphere, and not a matter of mere geography. An important duty that each and every one of us must deal with. 






  • 2017  Exhibition "Arrival" Bavarian Parliament
  • 2017  Augsburg City Hall, (Water City Augsburg)
  • 2019  Textilmuseum Augsburg, "Different Structures"
  • 2020  Exhibition, Friedrich Ebert Foundation Munich
  • 2021  POST IT IN SPACE, Autoren Galerie 1 Munich
  • 2021  Group exhibition Galerie im Drächslhaus/ Munich
  • 2021  New Era Art Gallery, Krakow, "Small Blue"
  • 2022  "Heimat. Auschwitz", Stadtbücherei Augsburg
  • 2022  Space Bubble, Autoren Galerie 1, München
  • 2022  Leben (Life), Goethe-Institut München
  • 2022/23 Zeitenwende, Schaezlerpalais Augsburg 
  • 2023 Jungle Edition, Archivgalerie Friedberg
  • 2023 Opferperspektiven, Gasteig München, Schirmherrin
    Dr. hc. Charlotte Knobloch
  • April 2024, ART MUC, Messe München