Monika was born in South London in 1967 to a German mother and an Indian father. Following a degree in Sculpture at the Winchester School of Art, she undertook postgraduate studies in lens based media at the Slade School and has since worked as an independent artist and filmmaker.
Monika has exhibited widely on an international scale and worked collaboratively to deliver works that interrogate the role and impact of ‘new media’ practice. Her short film 6 goats won the Depict award at the Bristol Brief Encounters International Short Film Festival in 2004. Following this success she undertook her first live audiovisual performance at the 404 International Festival of Electronic Arts in Rosario, Argentina. She now writes her own custom software and continues to present her unique brand of live animation and film performance at events including Bradford’s 12squared festival, the 404 festival on tour in Trieste and M.A.D Art Making a Difference at London’s Truman Brewery.