Laura Mega studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the University of Image in Milan (a school centered on the five senses founded by photographer Fabrizio Ferri).
Her practice combines drawing, text, embroidery, wool yarn, and printing. In addition, she sometimes uses other materials (such as pink epilating wax) on old trousseaus: a set of clothes, linen, and other accessories that a bride brings with her to the new house.
Through contemporary and straightforward language, Laura Mega transforms symbols of a constricted and predefined femininity into works capable of conveying and investigating emotional, social, and political issues, where the irony leaves the observer responsible for the different depths of reading and interpretation.
Mega’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Ivy Brown Gallery (NYC), M55 Art Gallery (NYC), Resobox Gallery (NYC), Endless Biennial (NYC), Sejong Museum of Art (Seoul), MACRO (Rome), MADXI (Latina), Every Woman Biennial (London), Clio Art Fair (NYC), WTA – World Textile Art, Textile Biennial at the Textile Museum of Busto Arsizio, KOU Gallery (Rome). Most recently, her art was selected for inclusion in the Larnaca Biennale 2023 (Cyprus).
She has had collaborations with Moleskine S.p.A., SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS (LA), PULSE Art Fair Miami,Task Force for Music and Arts – TaFMA (Nagaland, India), SENSE LAB (Milan), Spazio Giallo Interiors (Rome).
With the publishing house Pulcinoelefante (Milan), she has produced two artist’s books in a 33-copy limited edition.
Mega is the creator and curator of the DREAMERS art project @dreamers_art_project and co-founder of the LAZZARO_art doesn’t sleep project @lazzaro_artdoesntsleep
In 2021 she wrote and illustrated two artists' books: “Amazoniano_il nuovo HERO”(in Italian) and “ThePinkSide of WTF” (in English) with an extra version as a coloring book for adults.
Included in BAU 18_ Contenitore Di Cultura Contemporanea.
Events at Rome Art Week
Vernissage Monday 23 Oct 2023 | 17:00-19:30