Biography

In her artistic research, Marzia Migliora uses a wide range of media including photography, video, sound, performance, installation and drawing. Her works stem from careful observation of the individual and his everyday life: the artist draws on minor occurrences, current events and personal memories to investigate themes such as identity, contradiction, desire and responsibility, touching on present and past history and establishing a connection between places and narratives. Her projects ask questions aimed at actively engaging the viewer, who becomes the protagonist without whom the work cannot be whole. The result is a multifaceted piece, which prompts the audience to take part in an emotionally-charged and intellectually-stimulating shared experience.
Born in 1972 in Alessandria, Italy, her work has been represented by Lia Rumma Gallery since 2007 when she had her first solo show Bianca e il suo contrario at Lia Rumma Gallery in Milan. Migliora’s work has been exhibited at venues internationally including in 2015 Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion and in solo shows at Museum of Contemporary Art, Castello di Rivoli, Turin – Italy (2012), MAXXI Museum, Rome-Italy (2012); Museo Novecento, Milan-Italy (2011); Fondazione Merz, Turin-Italy (2006); FACT The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool-UK (2005); MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto-Italy (2004); Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin-Italy (2004).
Work by the artist is held in museums, public and private collections internationally, including Biedermann Museum (Donaueschingen – Germany), The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington – USA), Fundaciò Sorigué (Lleida – Spain), Castello di Rivoli Museum (Turin – Italy), Museo Novecento (Milan – Italy), Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin – Italy), Merz Foundation (Turin – Italy), La Triennale Museum (Milan – Italy), ACACIA Collection (Milan – Italy), La Gaia Collection (Cuneo – Italy), Videoinsight collection (Turin – Italy).
Marzia Migliora lives and works in Turin (Italy).