Laura Mega

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Laura Mega works between Rome and New York. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the University of Image in Milan (five senses school created by the fashion photographer Fabrizio Ferri).

Her practice combines drawing, text, embroidery, and printing. In addition, she sometimes uses other materials (such as pink epilating wax) on underwear, clothing, and textile elements – especially those belonging to old trousseaus.

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.

Laura Mega has exhibited at Ivy Brown Gallery (NYC), M55 Art Gallery (NYC), Resobox Gallery (NYC), Endless Biennial (NYC), Sejong Museum of Art (Seoul), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Rome), MADXI (Latina), Every Woman Biennial (London), Clio Art Fair (NYC), KOU Gallery (Rome).

She has had collaborations with Moleskine S.p.A., SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS (LA), PULSE Art Fair Miami, Culture Monks (India), SENSE LAB (Milan), The Blue Bus Project (NYC), NuvolaProject (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. 

One of the artists of BAU 18_ Contenitore Di Cultura Contemporanea. 

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