Biography

Since 2014 Gaia de Megni (Santa Margherita Ligure, 1993) has worked with different media including sculpture, video, and performance. Her work analyzes the possibilities of an image through the fragmentation of Western imagery and its representations, mainly looking at moving images (cinematic and digital archive) to uncover individual and collective matrices. She is interested in the possibility to find a balance between monument and movement, between solid and liquid.

Gaia de Megni lives and works between Rome and Milan. She studied Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA Academy in Milan furthering her studies with the MAP_PA Master in Performing Arts organized by Palaexpo and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Her recent projects include AFELIO (performance, 2023), Il mito dell’Eroe (video and performance, 2021), Il mito dell’Androgino (sculptures, 2020), Dedalo (sculptures, 2020), Il peso del Tuono (performance, 2021), Amore Giovane (photograph, 2020). She took part in solo and collective exhibitions including: Woodland, Teatro dei ragazzi (Turin, 2023); Ekrani i Artit (Shkodër, Albania, 2022); collective exhibition at Castello delle Mura in Rome on the occasion of Talent Prize INSIDEART (Rome, 2021); Hypermaremma (Maremma Toscana, 2021); Blackout, curated by Ana Dević, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Marco Scotini, Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding and published in Artribune magazine (2021); Studio Visit – 30 artists for 30 days curated by Adrian Paci and published by Fondazione Pini and Boîte Editions (2021); Maker Fair curated by Artoday (Rome, 2020); Esterno Notte curated by CAMERA- Italian Centre for Photography (Turin, 2020); The Wild State, Ars Electronica Festival (Linz 2020); San Carlo, San Carlo al Lazzaretto (Milan, 2019); PROPAGANDA curated by Marcello Maloberti, Museo del Novecento (Milan, 2019). She won the Monza Biennale dei giovani art prize (2017), the Arte Accademia del DUCATO prize (2019), the Lydia prize (2019), the Pini Art Prize at Fondazione Pini (2023) and she was selected among the nine finalists of the Talent Prize 2021.

Since 2014 Gaia de Megni (Santa Margherita Ligure, 1993) has worked with different media including sculpture, video, and performance. Her work analyzes the possibilities of an image through the fragmentation of Western imagery and its representations, mainly looking at moving images (cinematic and digital archive) to uncover individual and collective matrices. She is interested in the possibility to find a balance between monument and movement, between solid and liquid.

Gaia de Megni lives and works between Rome and Milan. She studied Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA Academy in Milan furthering her studies with the MAP_PA Master in Performing Arts organized by Palaexpo and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Her recent projects include AFELIO (performance, 2023), Il mito dell’Eroe (video and performance, 2021), Il mito dell’Androgino (sculptures, 2020), Dedalo (sculptures, 2020), Il peso del Tuono (performance, 2021), Amore Giovane (photograph, 2020). She took part in solo and collective exhibitions including: Woodland, Teatro dei ragazzi (Turin, 2023); Ekrani i Artit (Shkodër, Albania, 2022); collective exhibition at Castello delle Mura in Rome on the occasion of Talent Prize INSIDEART (Rome, 2021); Hypermaremma (Maremma Toscana, 2021); Blackout, curated by Ana Dević, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Marco Scotini, Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding and published in Artribune magazine (2021); Studio Visit – 30 artists for 30 days curated by Adrian Paci and published by Fondazione Pini and Boîte Editions (2021); Maker Fair curated by Artoday (Rome, 2020); Esterno Notte curated by CAMERA- Italian Centre for Photography (Turin, 2020); The Wild State, Ars Electronica Festival (Linz 2020); San Carlo, San Carlo al Lazzaretto (Milan, 2019); PROPAGANDA curated by Marcello Maloberti, Museo del Novecento (Milan, 2019). She won the Monza Biennale dei giovani art prize (2017), the Arte Accademia del DUCATO prize (2019), the Lydia prize (2019), the Pini Art Prize at Fondazione Pini (2023) and she was selected among the nine finalists of the Talent Prize 2021.

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