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 both online and AFK and some of her works are permanently on view in online platforms like Feral File, harddiskmuseum, Paper-Thin Gallery.
In 2019, Martina founded /afk and co-directed with Shahab Nedaei a series of pop-up solo exhibitions in Vienna focused on highlighting Digital, Extended and Virtual Reality Art. Since 2020 Martina is Vice Director and Curator at the CIVA Festival for New Media Art in Vienna as well as Head of Extended Reality and Curator at the platform for immersive experiences “Area for Virtual Art“ on behalf of sound:frame.
Martina has given lectures and workshop internationally and has been regularly teaching at several universities since 2011. 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