Margherita Soldati is intrigued by how objects and materials are in relation to our bodies and senses, and how these relations create a secondary effect on human behavior. In her practice, she focuses her research more on the human being rather than the objects that surround us. In a society that relies mainly on sight, she wants to make possible to ‘see’ with other senses by creating intimate, personal and interactive relations between her works and the visitors.  

Her work wants to generate awareness of the fact that our body is a lively sensory system that interacts with the world to produce a personalized habitat. Margherita envisions the body as a platform that produces experiences. In the past years, she has been researching how stimulating tactility can create benefit in our lives, especially focusing on people suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia. To show this vision she researches specific materials and textures which could give the right sensorial effect and work them into new objects, structures, surfaces that can be applied on small scale objects or can alter standard architectural elements

Her fascination for making works that explore the tactile perception comes from the belief that the body is the house of our memory and identity and that all human senses, including vision, are the extension of the sense of touch.

website portrait

Portrait by Anne Lakeman



Uncomfortable (sample) at Fisher Fine Arts Library Material Collection University of Pennsylvania

The Beauty Dinner Neo Futurist Dinner at Mediamatic, Amsterdam
ENDLESS LIFE at Doornburgh, Maarssen
Parksessies Kunst at Haarlemmerhout, Haarlem
Feeling MySelf at Bankitò organized by Buro Imaginaire, Hungary 
Rethinking Plastic at Yksi Expo organized by Searious Business and Dutch Design Foundation, Eindhoven
VERS Kunstweekend at BergardeGaleries, Heerjansdam
Absurd Beings on Skin at KunstKapel, Amsterdam
‘What a Waste’ at Ateliers’ 89 in Oranjestad, Aruba
‘Naakt of Bloot’ at Museum Jan Cunen, Oss
Object Rotterdam at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Museum Nacht Amsterdam Blind at Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Het Parfum at Mediamatic Gallery with Scents Apparatus, Amsterdam
Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
ButzeBad at Schau Fenster Gallery, Berlin
Fashion Clash, Textile Lab of Waag Society, Maastricht
UnCut “What is happening to our Brain?” at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Absurd Being Independent Exhibition at CC ‘t Fijnhout, Amsterdam
Odorama at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
What Design Can Do 2016 with the Public Prosecution Office, Amsterdam
NPSA International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress 2015, Amsterdam
LockBox of Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam
NPSA Internationa Neuropsychoanalysis Congress 2014, New York
SUN.LAB 2013 at Fiera Rimini, Rimini 

Workshops & Lectures

Plastic Waste workshop at Makersbase Nieuwe Veste, Breda
Nederland Leest Maker Meetup on sustainability artist talk at Makersbase, Breda
Sculpting Textile, workshop at Mediamatic, Amsterdam
MuseumCamp 2019 at Muiderslot (Muiden) organized by Allard Pierson, Waag & NEMO
BarTalk#16 Sensory Ecologies, Den Haag
‘What did you touch today?’ at Mediamatic, Amsterdam
PILLS with Davide Tomatis at Instituto d’Arte Applicata e Design, Turin
Fabric Manipulation Workshop at DIY Textile School, Amsterdam
‘What a Waste’ Workshop at Ateliers’ 89, Oranjestad Aruba
Fabric Manipulation Workshop at DIY Textile School, Amsterdam
(Ir)Relevant Matter Bio talk at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
Odorama Talk at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
Hacking Source at Source Self Made Design, Florence


Death Beauty Salon at Mediamatic for Museum Night, Amsterdam
 at Doornburgh, Maarssen


De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2020
Material District
Dutch Design Magazine

Dude BNO magazine

Art Residency

2019 Ateliers’ 89 Art Residency, Oranjestad Aruba


2015-2018  Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Bachelor of Art and Design, Amsterdam
2011-2014  IAAD, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Turin

Work Experience

04.2020 – present Unbore Collective, Advisory Board member
01.2020 – present Waag & Textile Lab, Amsterdam
09.2018 – present DIY Textile School, Amsterdam
03.2017 – 08.2018 Cultureel Centrum ‘t Fijnhout, Amsterdam
03.2017 – 07.2017 Waag Society, Amsterdam
10.2016 – 02.2018 The Insiders, Amsterdam
09.2015 – 09.2017  Stichting Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
09.2016 – 10.2016  Sonja Bäumel, Exhibition Fifty Percent Human
04.2016 – 06.2016  De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
01.2016 – 06.2016  The Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam
01.2016 – 06.2016  Benthem Crouwel Architects/Jólan van der Wiel
09.2014 – 06.2015  Officina Corpuscoli/Maurizio Montalti