Marta de Menezes

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Cultivamos Cultura, _Director

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Ectopia

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2022

    Marta de Menezes (born 1975) is a Portuguese artist, with a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Lisbon and a MSt from the University of Oxford. De Menezes is director of Cultivamos Cultura, the leading institution devoted to experimental art in Portugal and Ectopia, dedicated to facilitate the collaborative work between artists and scientists. Marta de Menezes has worked in the intersection of art and biology since the late 90s, in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and Portugal, exploring the conceptual and aesthetic opportunities of-fered by biological sciences for visual representation in the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited in major venues in all continents, presented in most anthologies devoted to bioart, discussed in doctoral dissertations, and considered an example of research in the visual arts. Among the most recent international exhibitions, de Menezes was invited for the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival: Out of the Box, and organized two 2020 Ars Electronica Gardens (Lisbon and São Luis). She was invited to be the official representation of Portugal at the London Design Biennale 2016 and exhibited at the Beijing Biennale of New Media Art 2016. DeMenezes was nominated in 2015 by Time and Fortune magazines for the Art and Technology Awards 2015.


    Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MST in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leiden. She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory within a biological research institute in Lisbon.


Last Known Location:

  • Portugal, Portuguese Republic

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