About

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 behaviour. 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 sense 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.

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Exhibitions

2019
‘Naakt of Bloot’ at Museum Jan Cunen, Oss
Object Rotterdam at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2018
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
2017
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
2016
Odorama at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
What Design Can Do 2016 with the Public Prosecution Office, Amsterdam
2015
NPSA International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress 2015, Amsterdam
LockBox of Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam
2014
NPSA Internationa Neuropsychoanalysis Congress 2014, New York
2013
SUN.LAB 2013 at Fiera Rimini, Rimini

Workshops & Lectures

2019
Fabric Manipulation Workshop at DIY Textile School, Amsterdam
2018
Fabric Manipulation Workshop at DIY Textile School, Amsterdam
2017
(Ir)Relevant Matter Biotalk at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
2016
Odorama Talk at Mediamatic Gallery, Amsterdam
Hacking Source at Source Self Made Design, Florence

Publications

Iamsterdam.com
DeArchitect.nl
Dude BNO magazine
Photofacts.nl
Vice.nl

Education

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

Work Experience

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