Visarte Liechtenstein

Martina Morger

Martina Morger's artistic practice interweaves cybernetics and corporeality in situational installations and site-specific performances. Her central questions deal with individual freedom in increasingly technological lifeworlds as well as ideas of power, desire and care within a neoliberal society determined by work and performance. She repeatedly places a specific focus on the role of FLINTA* and constructions of gender. Her works can be understood on the one hand as positioning within the existing system and on the other hand as assertions against that very system: Martina actively occupies spaces and negotiates the effects of social constraints on our bodies through strategies of display and visualisation. In this way, she creates queer drafts of a society whose central characteristics are hybridity and fluidity and thus assert themselves against the standardisation efforts of our present.

Martina Morger studied Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich and Media Art at the Zurich University of the Arts and Die Angewandte in Vienna before completing a Masters in Fine Arts Practice at the Glasgow School of Arts. She is co-curator of Perrrformat, bringing performance art into public spaces, and a member of several collectives and unions. In 2020, Martina was a studio fellow at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She is a Manor Art Prize winner in 2021 and recent exhibitions have included her work at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen / Appenzell / Liechtenstein, CCA Glasgow, National Galleries of Scotland, Yarat CAS Baku, Cafa Art Beijing, Galerie Lovaas Projects, Suomi Art Fair and ArtFair Liste Basel. In 2019, she represented Liechtenstein at the 58th Venice Biennale.