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Deeply fascinated by biological processes, Margherita Pevere is a visual artist and researcher investigating decay and transformation as they are common destiny of human and non-human matter. Her practice features a unique combination of organic and technological materials: she grows bacterial cultures, manipulates paper and photographic film, collects organic relics, captures ephemeral lights with digital video and plans to store a digitized collection of memories on bacterial genome.

Pevere is PhD candidate (Artistic Research) at Aalto University, Helsinki, where she collaborates with the transdisciplinary platform CHEMARTS. She is member of the Finnish Bioart Society and collaborates with Berlin DIYbio group BioTinkering e.V.. Most recent exhibitions include the Article Biennial – i/o lab, Stavanger (NO); State Festival for open science and society, Berlin, curated by Daniela Silvestrin; Non-human agents, Art Laboratory Berlin, curated by Christian de Lutz and Regine Rapp..


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· Memories Encoded in DNA and Biological Reliques by Clara Rodriguez for Labiotech labiotech.eu/margherita-pevere-bioart-information/
· Dark Habitats Dark Ecology / Temna okolja, temna ekologija by Zoran Srdić Janežič for Institute for Arts Gulag g-zin.si/2017/07/05/dark-habitats-dark-ecology-temna-okolja-temna-ekologija/ [SLO]
· Maternités, special edition of the French journal Genre, sexualité & société edited by Coline Cardi, Lorraine Odier, Michela Villani, and Anne-Sophie Vozari http://gss.revues.org/
· Watch my interview about the installation Oggetti smarrenti, iconici, labili at In/Visible Cities Festival, Gorizia (I), featuring Liquid Debris and Works on paper [ITA]
· Interview on the literature blog Who Reads Who by Anja Wiesen



2016-2020 PhD, Artistic Research
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design at Architecture, Helsinki

2014- 2015 Meisterschüler
Berlin University of the Arts, Department of Arts and Media, Berlin

2007-2011 MFA, Audiovisual Composition
Conservatory “G. Tartini”, School of Music and New Technologies,  Trieste, IT

2003-2006 BA, Political Sciences
University of Trieste, Faculty of Political Sciences, Trieste, IT


Solo Shows

2017 Anatomy of an Interconnected System, curated by Christian de Lutz and Regine Rapp, Art Laboratory Berlin
2015 Eroded Sediments. Works on paper and speculations on DNA inscriptions, Studio Baustelle, Berlin, D
2012 Labyrinth, Club Zyp, Trieste, I
2010 Videoloops, Bookshop In der Tat, Trieste, I


Selected Group Shows

Non human agents | Berlin Art Week,curated by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz, Art laboratory Berlin
BOOKART #2 | Pordenonelegge, curated by GrabGroup, Biblioteca Civica di Pordenone, Pordenone (IT)
The Parders, part of the off-festival of Locarno Film Festival, curated by Elisa Rusca, Spazio ELLE, Locarno (CH)
Dark Habitats Dark Ecology, SPEKTRUM | art science community, Berlin, curated by Alfredo Ciannameo
omites Award Ceremony, Italian Embassy in Berlin
Scope Session #63, Artist’s talk, Scope Sessions – artist talks & media salon, Berlin
The Elusiveness of Nature: DIYBio Fair, Art Laboratory Berlin, Organized by Biotinkering e.V.

Scope Sessions, Spektrum art_technology_community, Berlin, curated by Aude Francoise
State – Festival for Open Science, Berlin, curated by Daniela Silvestrin
Dutch Design Week – Bioart Laboratories Eindhoven, NL, curated by Jalila Essaidi
Article Biennial, Stavanger, Norway, curated by Hege Tapio and Nora Vaage
Woven Trajectories – 48 Stunden Neukölln, Studio Baustelle, Berlin, Germany, curated by Monika Berstis
In\Visible Cities Festival, Gorizia, Italy, curated by Alessandro Cattunar

Media Archaeology as Artistic Practice, CTM Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
USB Shuffle Show, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, D

Очигледно/Ушислушно, Macedonian Electroacoustic Music Association event @ Film Academy Shtip, Skopje MK
Johanna Devi Solo, Indian Embassy in Berlin, D

Outside Anomalies II. Teatro Verdi. Trieste, I

Premio Carajan per le arti visive, Trieste, I
DAE –DobiaArtEventi, Dobialab laboratori creativi, Dobia di Staranzano (GO), I
Orizzonte Mediterraneo. Musica Elettroacustica Italiana. Conservatorio di Salerno, I

Lis musis dale aghe / The Faces of Water, Muzzana del Turgnano (UD), I
AsoloArtFilmFestival, final selection
CATODICA, Rassegna internazionale di videoarte – TriesteFilmFestival, Stazione Rogers, Trieste, I

Progetto Prometeo. Omaggio a Luigi Nono und Emilio Vedova, Centro Candiani, Venezia, I
Notte dei Ricercatori. Camera di Commercio. Trieste, I
MYFAVORITìNGS, Teatro Elios, Scorzè, Venezia, I

404 Festival / Postelectronicart, Molo IV, Trieste, I
Sticeboris, Villa Beretta, Pavia di Udine (UD), I


Academic Conferences and Artist Talks

Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory, Art Laboratory Berlin & University of Potsdam, Berlin
The Parders, Spazio ELLE Locarno, CH
Scope Session #63, Panke, Berlin

Growing Cellulose, BioTinkering e.V.., Berlin, curated by Mirela Alistar
On Cellulose, curated by Mindaugas Gapševičius, Schillerpalais, Berlin
Bio&Beers @ Biotinkering Berlin, Berlin Art Laboratory, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Mirela Alistar
Art Science & Cocktails, Article Biennial, Stavanger, Norway, curated by Hege Tapio
Artists talk, Green Hill Gallery, Transmediale Vorspiel, curated by Martin Reiche and Noemie Richard
Science Cafe: Programming Life – Good Code/ Bad Code?, Art Laboratory Berlin, curated by Desiree Förster and Johann Bauerfeind
DIY Bio Meetup, Spektrum art_technology_community, Berlin

Media Archaeology as Artistic Practice, CTM Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin D

DRHA Conference – Digital Research for the Humanities and the Arts, University of Greenwich, London, UK

Multimodality and Cross-modality in Art and Science, Sissa – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Triest, I
WPARM – European Platform for Artistic Research in Music, University of Music and Arts, Belgrade, SRB



New Silk Workshop #2, CHEMARTS Research Group, Aalto University, Helsinki
Growing Cellulose, Bioartsociety, Helsinki

Growing Cellulose, DIYbio group BioTinkering e.V., Berlin



Medulin Art Residency, Medulin, Pula, HR
Brsec Art Residency 2008, Eugen Kumicic Gallery, Brsec, Rijeka, HR


Awards & Grants

2017 CIMO Fellowship, Finland
2016 Visual Art Prize of Com. It. Es. Berlin 2016 / Berlin Committee of Italians Abroad
2012 Conservatory of Music Tartini, Triest, best final artwork accolade
2011 Premio Carajan per le arti visive, Triest, honorary mention


Further projects and collaborations

2013 Ishan Othman Productions, Tagebuch eines Wahnsinniges, Kurdistan Tour, IQ [producer]
2013 International Theatre Festival, Erbil IRQ – Kulturaustausch.net / Theaterhaus Mitte, Berlin [producer]
2007-2013 I mille occhi /|The thousand Eyes – International Festival of Cinema and Arts, Triest  [producer]
2012 Ivo Andric, Comunicarte Edizioni / Cizerouno, Triest [producer]
2010 I volti dell’acqua / The Faces of water, Villa Muciana, Muzzana (UD), I [curator]
2007 Paolo Pachini, Il Diluvio [performer]

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