Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is an artist working predominantly with Interactive and Extended Reality Art. In her works, Martina creates intimate and complex assemblages of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its “phygital” corporeality. She experiments with the uncanny and the grotesque, the self and the body and the dialogue between physical and virtual realities, to create disorienting experiences that become perceivable despite their virtual nature.



Martina’s work has been exhibited internationally online and AFK, in festival, galleries and institutions such as MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Spark Art Fair, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, FILE Festival, WRO Biennale, Parallel Vienna,  Virginia Bianchi Gallery, HeK - House of Electronic Arts. Some of Martina’s work are permanently on view in platforms like Feral File, harddiskmuseum, Paper-Thin Gallery and, on a recent acquisition, her NFT work realized for the conceptual artwork series “Unsigned” curated by Anika Maier and Operator (Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti), has been added to the permanent collection of the Francisco Carolinum Linz.

Martina’s career as curator started in 2019 with a series of pop-up solo exhibitions under the collective /afk which she founded and co-directed with Shahab Nedaei. The exhibition serie took place in different Vienna’s art offspaces (36|PROJECTCELL and Suzie Shride) and focused on highlighting local and international Digital, Extended and Virtual Reality Art.
In 2020, Martina Menegon joined the sound:frame team, curating several projects together with Eva Fischer. Since then, she also has been Vice Director and Curator at the CIVA Festival for New Media Art as well as Head of Extended Reality and Curator at the platform for immersive experiences “Area for Virtual Art“ on behalf of sound:frame.

Additionally to her artistic and curatorial practice, Martina has given lectures and talks internationally both online and offline on topics such Avatar, Synthetic Corporeality, Social Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Art.
She also has been giving workshops in various festival and institutions and has been teaching at different universities since 2011, including the Art University in Linz, Austria (“Introduction to Interactive Arts” - BA Interactive Art) and the IUAV University in Venice (”multimedia tools for interactive arts” - MA Digital Exhibit, BA Multimedia Arts together with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio). In 2016 she started lecturing at the class of Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and became University Assistant in 2018. She is currently Senior Artist and Lecturer at Transmedia Art, where she teaches “Digital Design and Virtuality”.

Martina Menegon currently lives and works in Vienna and is represented by ALBA Gallery in Vienna and ARTEMIS Gallery in Lisbon.

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Gallery representation:
ALBA Gallery, Vienna (contact: office@albagallery.io)
ARTEMIS Gallery, Lisbon (contact: info@artemis-gallery.net)



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Martina Menegon

artist, curator, educator
(She/Her)

Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is an artist, curator and educator predominantly working with Interactive, Extended Reality and Net Art. 
Martina Menegon currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
ALBA Gallery, Vienna (contact: office@albagallery.io)
ARTEMIS Gallery, Lisbon (contact: info@artemis-gallery.net)


EDUCATION
2007 - 2010 B.A., Visual and Performing Arts, IUAV University, Venice
2010 - 2016 Diploma, Transmedia Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • 2020 Senior Artist, Transmedia Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Lecture: “Digital Design & Virtuality”)
  • 2020 Vice Director and Curator, CIVA Festival, Vienna
  • 2020 Head of Extended Reality and Curator, Area for Virtual Art

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2021 Guest Critic, Experimental Game Culture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Lecture: Embodied structures — Genderplay? A possible collaboration on Avatarik)
  • 2011 - 2021 Assistant Professor, Multimedia Arts, IUAV University, Venice
  • 2020 - 2021 Guest Lecturer, Institute for Experimental Architecture (./studio3), Innsbruck University, Innsbruck (Lecture: Virtual Reality)
  • 2018 - 2020 Univ.Assistant, Transmedia Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • 2016 - 2018 Univ. Lecturer, Transmedia Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • 2016 - 2019 Univ. Lecturer, Interactive and Time-Based Arts, Art University, Linz (Lecture: Introduction to Interactive Art)
  • 2016 Univ. Lecturer, Master in Interactive Art, IUAV University, Venice (Lecture: Intro to MaxMSP and Unity3D)

WORKSHOPS
(selection)

  • 2022 “Glitched Identity, Extended Self, Augmented Body”, Improper Walls, Vienna
  • 2020The Uncanny Other”, Overkill Festival, online
  • 2018 - 2021 “ChampdAction.LAbO”, deSingel, Antwerp
  • 2019 “Digital Self Playground”, Interactive and Time-Based Arts, Art University, Linz
  • 2018 “Virtual Reality Art”, Master in Advance Interaction, IAAC University, Barcellona

TALKS
(selection)

  • 2022 “discussing art nfts: presenting IN TOUCH Berlin”, verticalcrypto, online
  • 2022 Exhibiting Immersive Art (online and offline)”, XRMust, online
  • 2022 “Glitched Identity, Extended Self, Augmented Body”, Improper Walls, Vienna
  • 2022(DO NOT) TOUCH: Artist talk”, MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, online
  • 2022 “(DO NOT) TOUCH: Curators and Artist Tour”, MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, online
  • 2022 “Discussing Art NFTs: Interactive Art”, verticalcrypto, online
  • 2022 CIVA Festival Curators Tour, Creative Days Vienna, Vienna / various locations



  • 2019 “Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka
  • 2019 “Challenges of Humanity and the Creative Use of XR”, AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna
  • 2019 “Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Art Practice”, AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna
  • 2019 “Culture & Creativity in the Digital Age”, Creative Days Vienna, REAKTOR, Vienna
  • 2019 “Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Art Practice”, Creative Days Vienna, REAKTOR, Vienna
  • 2019 11th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience Harnack House, Berlin
  • 2019“Walk-on-the-wild-side: Beyond Walking in Virtual Spaces”, Shared Walks: Social Design Symposium, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • 2019 “Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Art”, Diagonale, Graz

  • 2018 “Selfie Culture Symposium”, Art University, Linz
  • 2018 “Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Art”, IAM, Graz
  • 2018 “Self-portrait and AI in Media Art”, Oberbank Donau-Forum, Linz


  • 2016 “Research Salon - Virtual Reality”, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna
  • 2016 “Narration in Virtual Reality”, Retune Festival, Berlin

CURATORIAL

  • 2022 “Embodied Structures”, CIVA Festival Exhibition, Belvedere21, Vienna


  • 2020 “Experiencing Extended Realities”, Vienna Design Week, Area for Virtual Art, online

  • 2019 “Poetics of Uncertainty: Claire Hentschker”, AFK, suzieshride, Vienna
  • 2019 “Old Habits: Line F. Jensen”, AFK, suzieshride, Vienna
  • 2019 “Hyperartefakte: Xavier Gschnitzer”, AFK, 36|Projectcell, Vienna
  • 2019 “And When I: Enrico Zago”,  AFK, 36|Projectcell, Vienna

COLLECTIONS / PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS





SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 “untouched”, FILTRO / Metronom, Modena

  • 2021 “when you are close to me I shiver”, Spark Art Fair, Marx Halle, Vienna
  • 2021 “It feels like home”, HeK Net Works, HeK - House of Electronic Arts, online

  • 2020 “when you are close to me I shiver”, MAK, Vienna and online
  • 2020 “all alone, together”, Angewandte Schauraum / MQ, Vienna and online
  • 2020 “What remains of myself”, k48, Vienna


  • 2018 “all around me are familiar faces, Zigutamve-Photography, Vienna

  • 2017 “It suits me well”, GPL Contemporary Gallery, Vienna

  • 2016 “Virtual Narcissism”, GPL Contemporary Gallery, Vienna

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(selection)

  • 2022 DAFA Digital Art Fair, Hong Kong
  • 2022 “IN TOUCH: ART IN THE AGE OF POST NFTism“, despace, Berlin
  • 2022 “Post and experimental Photography on the Tezos Blockchain”, Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2022 “DIGITAL SELF”, Jano Lapin Gallery, Toronto and online
  • 2022 Kiaf - Korean International Art Fair, Seoul
  • 2022 “Future Bodies”, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 2022 ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen 
  • 2022 “Meta.space. Visions of space”, Francisco Carolinum, Linz
  • 2022 “Unsigned”, online
  • 2022UNPROTECTED”, Epoch Gallery, online
  • 2022 “Kleiner Gottesgarten”, festival ORTSTERMIN, Berlin
  • 2022 “LichtZeitLabor”, Kunsthalle Faust, Kröpke Uhr - Hannover
  • 2022 “Unlimited Creation part 2”, Artemis Gallery, DIT., Vienna
  • 2022 “Revolution V52 - L’odyssée Digitale”, Digital Zone, Marseille / L’unique - Musée Dehors, Caen
  • 2022 “Nowhere in particular - experience near death experience”, Room69,  RaumD / MQ, Vienna
  • 2022 “Unlimited Creations”, Artemis Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2022 “COPY ME!”, Galerie Wundersee, Düsseldorf
  • 2022 “MELTING BO(UN)D(AR)IES”, Mock Jungle, Bologna
  • 2022 “(DO NOT) TOUCH”, MoCDA - Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, online
  • 2022 “Take My Hand And I'll Show You What Was And Will Be”, ALBA Gallery, Vienna
  • 2022 “UN/CUBE x VR: Six II Universes”, UN/CUBE, online
  • 2022 “Rechannelled Corporeality”, Virginia Bianchi Gallery, online

  • 2021 “connections unplugged, bodies rewired”, das weisse haus, Vienna and online
  • 2021 “Stack overflow: experience near death experience”, r00m69 x Wrong Biennale, New Art City, online
  • 2021 “Incarnations”, Les Rencontres d’Arles, d’Arles and online
  • 2021 “Warped Passages”, Virginia Bianchi Gallery x Dumbo Space, Bologna
  • 2021 Tabor Film Festival, Veliki Tabor, Desinić
  • 2021 Uncanny Reality Festival, Symposium Lindabrunn
  • 2021 “Subterranean Virtualscapes”, Virginia Bianchi Gallery, online
  • 2021 “Art Layers”, Artribune, online
  • 2021 “Bubbles and Borders - boundaries of digital freedom”, Leeremptyblank, online
  • 2021 “Synthetic Corpo-reality”, MEET Center, Milano and online
  • 2021 “Tautologies”, bb15, Linz

  • 2020 “FEELINGS”, Synthesis Gallery, online
  • 2020 “12th Atelier”, URXZone and Casa degli Artisti, online
  • 2020 “A virtual Utopia, Area For Virtual Art”, online
  • 2020 “Real Body - Virtual Body”, RectoVRso, online
  • 2020 “FROM NOSE TO COAST”, _____TIM NOLAS, Vienna
  • 2020 “Search for… Feminism”, VBKÖ, Vienna
  • 2020 “Navigieren im Postdigitalen”, AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna

  • 2019 “Körperwende: From Nam June Paik to Hiroshi Ishiguro”, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf
  • 2019 “Harddiskmuseum V.10”, EP7, Paris
  • 2019 “Church of Ego”, U10, Belgrade
  • 2019Lossless (Bodies)”, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, online
  • 2019 “Transmedia Art Made My Day”, Parallel Vienna,Vienna
  • 2019 “Unsafe+Sounds Interlude”, Steinergasse 8, Vienna
  • 2019 “Snap Your Identity”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
  • 2019 “Toronto New Wave”, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto
  • 2019 “passing by”, University of Applied Arts - Atrium, Vienna
  • 2019 “Sensorium Festival”, Pistori palace, Bratislava
  • 2019 “Animated_currency_01.gif”, Suzie Shride, Vienna
  • 2019 “VR Focus”, Diagonale, Graz
  • 2019 “SPAMM Philosophy”, Mapils Gallery, Naples
  • 2019 “Poison Ivy”, Franz-Josef-Kai 3, Vienna

  • 2018 “This Could Be You”, Overkill Festival, Amsterdam
  • 2018 “Mixed Reality Uncovered: AR & VR in the Art & Cultural sector”, CC De Grote Post, Oostende
  • 2018 “Church of VR”, VR Days Europe, De Kromhouthal, Amsterdam
  • 2018 “New Materialities in the Digital Age”, Harlesden High Street, London
  • 2018 Process Festival, TYDE Studios, Dortmund
  • 2018 Vienna Design Week, Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Sophienspital, Vienna
  • 2018 Peephole Cinema, 97 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn
  • 2018 Open Source Festival, Galopprennbahn, Düsseldorf
  • 2018 FILE VR ART, Fiesp Cultural Center, São Paulo
  • 2018 “Twisted Sides”, Art House Gallery, Brno
  • 2018 re:publica 18, Station Berlin, Berlin
  • 2018 “#LAYERS Contemporary Art in the Digital Era”, La Raffinerie, Brussels
  • 2018 VR Days, Goethe Institute, Munich
  • 2018 “Digital Sculpture - Follow the unknown”, Museum Ulm, Ulm

  • 2017 GENERATE! Festival, Veranstaltungen der Shedhalle, Tübingen
  • 2017 “Baa’17 Live Performance”, Filmcasino, Vienna
  • 2017 “PROCESSING”, Gallery GPL Contemporary, Vienna
  • 2017 “Empty Vessels || Vulnerable Bodies”, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, online
  • 2017 “Whitebox @ Artmuc”, Artmuc Kunstmesse, Munich
  • 2017 “Symbols of Trouble”, Thayaland Gallery, Siegharts
  • 2017 “Uncanny Conditions - Virtual Reality Exhibition”, whitebox, Munich
  • 2017 “Bubbling Universes”, FILE Festival, Fiesp Cultural Center, São Paolo
  • 2017 “Invasive - Video Art exhibition in private spaces”, medienkunstverein, Berlin
  • 2017 “DREUSECHSFUENF #2”, Ateliertheater, Vienna
  • 2017 “Foam Fusion”, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
  • 2017 “Draft System”, WRO Biennale,  Ballestrem Palace, Wrocław
  • 2017 “Selfcity”, whitebox, Munich
  • 2017 “Matter and Lightness”, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
  • 2017 “Social Distortion”, ArtWall, Athens
  • 2017 “Everything is a Remix”, whitebox, Munich

  • 2016 “TEDxViennaSalon: The Future of Intimacy”, MAK, Vienna
  • 2016 “(Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self”, University of Hull, Hull (UK)
  • 2016 “Synthetic Resonances”, Assembly Point, London
  • 2016 “Homeostasis Lab”, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, online
  • 2016 “To Draw a Bow to Bend a Line”, Fotogalerie, Vienna

PUBLICATION / PRESS 
(selection)




  • 2019 “Snap Your Identity”, Justine Hoffmann / Kunstverein Wolfsburg

  • 2018 “Martina Menegon in three dimensions”, Fabbula, Fisheye Magazine France n.28, p132
  • 2018 “refresh02_#Layers”, Fabio Paris / iMal Brussels
  • 2018 “The body is the message”, FILE Festival, São Paulo
  • 2018 “Digital Sculpture. Follow the Unknown”, Institute of digital Art, Museum Ulm

  • 2017 “selfciety. Self-presentation and self-perception in the digital age”, whiteBOX, Munich