Hors-série # 91
Micah Lexier
Jonathan Monk
An envelope by Micah Lexier inside an envelope by Jonathan Monk. An envelope by Jonathan Monk inside an envelope by Micah Lexier.
April 2017

Set of 2 sealed envelopes  (EU sized: 21,8 x 11,1 cm) 

signed, numbered and dated by both artists, edition of 50 

Each number of this edition consists of a set of two sealed envelopes: one signed, dated, and numbered by Lexier and one signed, dated, and numbered by Monk.  As indicated by the text, each envelope contains another envelope (which is signed by the other artist), a circular play on what is hidden inside, like a set of matryoshka dolls.

This collaboration between Toronto-based Lexier and Berlin-based Monk was produced in two versions, a European version published by MOREpublishers (Brussels, BE) and a North American version by Paul + Wendy Projects (Toronto, CA), making use of the respective standard business-sized envelope sizes.

The two versions are available through and  



Born in 1960 in Winnipeg (CA)
Lives and work in Toronto (CA)

Micah Lexier's website

Selected solo & duo exhibitions :



  Versions, Birch Contemporary, Toronto (CA)

The Whole Point is to Learn Something: An exhibition in celebration of the Governor General’s Award 2015, Birch Contemporary, Toronto (CA)

    How to Draw a Soccer Ball – A Project by Micah Lexier for the Inc. on the Occasion of the Pan Am Games, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton (CA)
2014   This, That, Those, The Winnipeg Art Gallery (CA)
2013   One, and Two, and More Than Two, The Power Plant, Toronto (CA)
    Old Drawings / New Sculptures / Old Sculptures, Birch contemporary, Toronto (CA)
    CTowards a coin in the Corner, and a Coin in the Corner, Neutral Ground, Regina (CA)  
    Duly Noted, Louis Vuitton Maison Toronto, Toronto, (CA)
2012   Working as a Drawing, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby (CA)

Envoi esperluette Réponse, (collaborative project with Michael Dumontier) Artexte, Montreal (CA)

    The Sky Yard Mural, Drake Hotel, Toronto (CA)
    Head to Head, (with Kelly Mark) The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (CA)
2011   Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax (two-person with Kelly Mark)
    Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catherines, Ontario (CA)
    Birch Libralato, Toronto (CA)
2010   Art Metropole, Toronto (CA)
    BMO Project Room, Toronto (CA)
    Gridspace, (window project) Brooklyn (US-NY)
    Drake Hotel Sky Yard Mural, Torontootel Sky Yard Mural, Toronto (CA)
2009   Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario (CA)
    Oresman Gallery, Department of Art, Smith College, Northampton (US-MA)
    Birch Libralato, Toronto (CA)
    Convenience Gallery, Toronto (CA)
2008   Walter Phillips Art Gallery, Banff, Alberta (CA)
    Or Gallery, Vancouver (CA)
    TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta (CA)
2007   Printed Matter, Inc., New York (US-NY)
    Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin (DE)
    Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick (CA)
    College Building Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon (CA)
    Trépanier Baer, Calgary, Alberta(CA)
    Birch Libralato, Toronto(CA)
    MKG127, Toronto (CA)




Born 1969 in Leicester (UK).
Lives and works in Berlin (DE).

Casey Kaplan

Selected solo exhibitions :


2017 The Knowledge, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE)
  Name Use To Fill  Space, Mélange, Koln (DE)
  The Land That Time Forgot (Part 2), Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin (DE)
  Il cane di Pistoletto, Dvir gallery, Brussels (BE)
  Jonathan Monk & Ryan Gander, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (PT)
  Hand Held Gesture, Emergency, Vevey (CH)
  The Sound of Laugher Isn't Necessarily Funny, The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
2016 Jonathan Monk, Gallerie Massimo Minini, Brescia (IT)
  Exhibit Model Two, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)
  The Land that Time Forgot, Studio Salvo, Turin (IT)

Jonathan Monk, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (CH) 

  In Relief (my collection of Sol LeWitt books – exact size, shape and occasionally colour), Archiv, Zurich (CH)

The Life Sized Black (a Porsche for RH), Blondeau & Cie, Geneva (CH) 

  PARIS BAR, with Douglas Gordon, Taro Nasu, Tokyo (JP)
  Cool Your Jets, (with Liam Gilllick), Quartz Studio, Torino (IT)

Claymation, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza (IT)


All the possible combinations of twelve lights lighting (one at a time), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, (IT)


Many Hands Make Light Work, Until Then, Paris (FR)


Anything by the Smiths, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel (CH) & Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (IL) 


I <3 1984, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)


Left Foot, Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


The Reader, Taro Nasu, Tokyo (JP)


MONK><NANNUCCI, Quartz Studio, Turin (IT)


I went to school with someone called Jonathan Monk, Casey Kaplan, New York (US-NY)


Jonathan Monk, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IE)

  More Than Four Hundred Million Ways, Meyer Rieffer Karlsruhe (DE)
2013 COLOURS SHAPES WORDS (pink, blue, square, circle)', CAC Malaga (ES)
  Less Is More Than One Hundred Indian Bicycles (with words from Rikrit Tiravanija and a Silver Shadow), Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn (AT)
  Egg, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva (CH)
  In Between Exhibitions (continuous project), Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)
  Senza Titolo, Lisson Gallery, Milan (IT)
2012 Who ate all the pies?, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE)


Who ate all the pies, Mayer Riegger, Berlin, (DE)


Jonathan Monk & David Shrigley, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Balanced Acts (with Ariel Schlesinger), Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE)


It’s a circus, Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Zu Gast Bei BQ, Büro BQ, Berlin (DE)


Darkness Fell- Jonathan Monk, Dvir Gallery, Nahum 11, Tel Aviv (ISR)


Ghost Rider (with Ariel Schlesinger), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (ISR)


Jonathan Monk , Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


SWAP,Jonathan Monk: ICU , Schürmann Berlin, Berlin (DE)


Jonathan Monk different? so appealing? , Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, (DE)


The Billboard Book Project (Paris), Three Star Books, Paris (FR)


Broken Glass on the Floor, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisboa, Portugal (PT)


The Deflated Inflated, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)


The Inflated Deflated, Casey Kaplan, New York (US-NY)


Leon D’Oro, (with Douglas Gordon) curated by Mirta D’Argenzio, Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli (IT)


Jonathan Monk: Rew-Shay Hood Project Part II, Artpace, San Antonio, (US-TX)


The Follower and other works that follow on from The Follower, WCW Gallery, Hamburg (DE)


Souvenirs from the East, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE)


Time Between Spaces, Palais de Tokyo and Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (FR)


Something No Less Important Than Nothing / Nothing No Less Important Than Something, The Tramway, Glasgow (SCO)


Apples and pears and other fruits of the forest, Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Twodo-Project 2007, Neuer Aachener Kustverein, Aachen (DE)


New Paintings, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


Some Kind of Game Between This and That, Casey Kaplan, New York, (US-NY)




Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, etc., Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (DE); traveled to Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (CH); Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (DE); Leiterin Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (DE)


Gallery Hours, MAC/VAL, Musée D'Art Contemporain, De Val-De-Marne (FR)


Untitled and Unfinished (Afghanistan), The British School at Rome, Rome (IT)


To Infinity and Beyond , Public Art Project at Art 36 Basel, Basel (CH)


Jonathan Monk: Continuous Project Altered Daily, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (UK)*


In Place and Out of Place, Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Florida Calls...A Project by Jonathan Monk, The Moore Space, Miami (US-FL)


Family of Man, Centre d'Art Contemporain Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan (FR)


Ocean Wave, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen (DE)


Sculptures, Neons & Drawings, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


Jonathan Monk: Dutch Details and Other Details, Büro Friedrich, Berlin (DE)


Jonathan Monk: The Unseen Seen, Judin Belot, Zurich (CH)


Jonathan Monk, La Salle de Bains, Lyon (FR)


The Unrealised Realised Realised in New York, Casey Kaplan, New York (US-NY)


Time and or Space, Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art, New York (US-NY)


Jonathan Monk: Square Circles Squares, The Menil Collection, Houston (US-TX)


I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Torino (IT)


During the exhibition the gallery will be open, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (BE)


The Unrealised Realised, Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Neither a borrower, nor a lender be, Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)


Projected Works, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)


Yes/No/Maybe, Centro de Arte, Anzures (ES)


Spectacular I, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf (DE)


Small fires burning (after Ed Ruscha after Bruce Nauman after), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (AT)


Looking through a hole large enough for me to see you, but not large enough for you..., La Salle de Bain, Lyon (FR)


Jonathan Monk, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, CopenhageN (DK)


Today is just a copy of yesterday (Tel Aviv), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (ISR)


Free Lane, Casey Kaplan, New York (US-NY)


Jonathan Monk, How The World Works, Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Hameau du Lac (FR)


Jonathan Monk, (with Pïerre Bismuth), Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (NL)


repertoire & other works by Jonathan Monk, Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Jonathan Monk, Atelier Augarten, Center for Contemporary Art, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (AT)


1+1=2, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (DE)


Present Tense Series: Jonathan Monk, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (CA)


If you stare at a printed page long enough it starts to move, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


You’ll get a Bang out of this, (with Douglas Gordon(, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


Our Trip Out West, (with Pierre Bismuth) Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius (LT)


Jonathan Monk: Tea Party at 136 and Other Works, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Sollewittonehundredcubescantzlowslowsloweasynowfronttobackbacktofrontonitssideforever, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (DE)


Something between something and something else, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone (IT)


Gyrostasis, (with Dave Allen), Workweb-art, Köln (DE)


... & does Phileas Fogg (David Niven) really go around the world in eighty days in the film, Around the World in 80 Days?, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York (US-NY)


...and do you think Rusty James (Matt Dillon) really drove his brother’s motorbike to the ocean at the end of Rumble Fish, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (CA)


Meine Onkel, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (DE)


Some Time spend looking through a Window, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern (CH)


In the search of Gregory Peck, Lisson Gallery, London (UK) Jonathan Monk: Tea Party at 136 and Other Works, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (FR)


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


Casey Kaplan, New York (US-NY)


Anything by the Smiths, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Neuchatel (CH)


Salon Ryman, FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Nantes (FR)


Crash Bang Wallop, City Racing, London (UK)


The Time Between the 12th and 13th of January 1996, Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo (NO)


The Agony, The Ecstasy (and some other stuff), Galleri Index, Stockholm (SE)


A Brush with Death, Tramway, Glasgow (SCO)*


Lust for Life, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)


Almost Enough, CCA, Glasgow (SCO)


Old Peculiar, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (DK)*


My Record Collection, Bentinck Street, Glasgow,(SCO)


On the Cheap, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (SCO)