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martina morger is a performance artist who also works with multimedia. she reflects on femininity as a device, and claiming space as a political body. Through her work, one discovers an engagement with the limitations of individual freedom in regard to technologies. her main practice is inspired by code, bodies and care. her work is primarily concerned with women’s placement within society, but also queerness in regards to cybernetical hybridisation. Exploring female and queer voices – or lack thereof - domesticity, repetitive action and hidden labour she works primarily with performance art and enjoys investigating the borders to other media. her embodiment of different personas speaks to fluidity and its possible societal implications. 

 

bio.

martina morger

swiss artist, born in Vaduz (LI), 1989. 

2018-19 Glasgow School of Arts, Master Fine Arts Practice, Mentor: Michelle Hannah, UK

2017-18 University of Applied Arts Vienna, Transmedia Arts, Mentor: Brigitte Kowanz, AT

2015-18 Zurich University of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Mentor: Alexander Tuchacek, CH

2007-10 University of Zurich, Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication Science, CH

selected solo* & group shows

2021

Lèche Vitrines, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, CH*

Hidden Flowers, Kollektiv Streunender Hund, Appenzell, CH & Shetland, UK

Stretch, Lovaas Projects, Munich, DE

Printing Your Dreams, Warenlift, Zurich, CH*

2020 

Window Shopping, DWDS, Bregenz, AT*

Reflecting The Sharing Moment, Cafa Art, Beijing, CN

App'n'cell Now, Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, Appenzell, CH

Bloody Morrow, Lavender Sunrise, Nextex, St Gallen, CH* 

Another Long Evening, Marktgasse 26, St Gallen, CH

I Might Be Staring At Infinity (or the backs of my own eyelids), Virtual ARTIM, Baku, AZ

Lèche Vitrines, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR*

March, Live Art Club, London, UK 

Artmageddon, In Relation with:, Espace Libre, Biel, CH*

It All Comes Down To, Stiege 13, Vienna, AT

Lights Out, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK

Algorithmen der Liebe, PTTH://, Lucerne, CH

 

2019

Längste Nacht, Walcheturm, Zurich, CH

SourSOP, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

To Smooth the Furrowed Brow, B32, Maastricht, NL

Hairy Death Spiral, Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow, UK

Hopelessly Devoted, Garment Factory, Glasgow, UK

Suomi Art Fair, Galleria Lapinlahti, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

58th Venice Biennale, Liechtenstein symposium: Art in Dataspace, Museo Correr, Venice, IT

ALIGHT, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

2018

Heimspiel, Art Museum Appenzell, CH

Triennale Visarte, Kunstmuseum, Vaduz, LI

Alles hat ein Ende, Performance-Reihe St Gallen, CH

Harts Brot, Museümli, Buchs, CH*

Performance Fotografie, LISTE Art Fair Basel, CH

Aller Retour, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, FI

2017

Komplizen, Tart Gallery, Zurich, CH

Extra, Extraterritorial Site Specific Research, Athens, GR 

To Give A Hand, Helmhaus, Zurich, CH 

Seilzug, NoNation Gallery, Chicago, US 

Korn im Schacht, Kornhaus, Rorschach, CH

If Element True:, Stein Egerta, Schaan, LI*

2016

Think Of Yourself As A Machine, Gallery Hollabolla, Eschen, LI*

Klaus trophobia, Dynamo, Zurich, CH 

Estetika Walk, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, CH

 

curated projects

2021

Perrrformat, Performance Event Series in urban space, collab with Elsa Himmer & Luca Büchler, Zurich, CH

2020

Bubbles (Stereoskop IX), Digital Performance Series, streamed from Wales, UK

2019

Britney’s Breakdown, Performance Festival (Stereoskop VIII), Civic House, Glasgow, UK

Hopelessly Devoted, Group Show, Garment Factory, Glasgow, UK

2018

Tabula Rasa (Stereoskop VII), Performance Festival, Tart Gallery, Zurich, CH

Utopia (Stereoskop VI), Performance Festival, Spieglerey, Zurich, CH & NoNation Gallery, Chicago, US

Petite Bourgeoisie (Stereoskop V), Performance Festival, Wunderkammer, Zurich, CH

Beuteschema (Stereoskop IV), Performance Festival, Pferd, Vienna, AT

2017

Simulation (Stereoskop II), Performance Festival, Wunderkammer, Zurich, CH

Sicht (Stereoskop II), Performance Festival, Wunderkammer, Zurich, CH

Stereoskop Opening, Performance Festival, Wunderkammer, Zurich, CH
 

selected publications / podcasts / TV

 

2021

The Market: What is the Value of Art, Venice Agendas, Venice, IT

(Pro)Found Listening, JAWS Journal for Art Writing, Vol. 6, Intellect, Bristol, UK

 

2020

Another Long Evening, Kunstbulletin, Sept, Zürich, CH

The Local, House Letters: Absence and Presence, Iss. 2, by Bethany Holmes, London, UK

www.arttv.ch/kunst/kunstverein-stgallen-another-long-evening/

2019

Performance: Cleaning Her, Decorating Dissidence, London, UK

Chains, Glasgow, UK & Mainz, DE

Art in Dataspace, La Biennale Venezia, Art Museum Liechtenstein, IT/LI

2018

Digital Natives, Zine Edition, self published

www.arttv.ch/kunst/kunstmuseum-appenzell-ausstellung-heimspiel/

THE OPÉRA, Magazine for Classic & Contemporary Nude Photography, Volume V

residencies, awards & nominations

 

2021

MANOR Art Award 2021, St Gallen, CH

Media Art Award Sehnerv, 2nd place, Bern, CH

Virtual Twin, Remote Residency, collab with Gemma Jones, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Worpswede Künstler*innenhäuser, Residency, Germany, DE

2020

Cité Internationale des Arts, visarte Residency, Paris, FR

2019 

The Oasis, Strands Residency, Bute, UK

Real Food, Tontine Residency, collab with Gemma Jones, Glasgow, UK

2018

IBK Förderpreis, Nomination Painting, Internationale Bodenseekonferenz, CH/LI/DE/AT

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