Marta Moreno Muñoz (b.1978, Spain) is a performance and video artist with a background in experimental theatre and other time-based arts. Her work has focused predominantly on “feminine” subjectivity, dissolution of the ego and the notion of pre-oedipal nostalgia in response to a patriarchal and undesirable reality. She is at present in a transitional stage, shifting towards the conceptualization of larger-scale projects exploring the complex interchange between performance art and cinematic language.
Currently nomadic, working on personal artistic projects, researching for her PhD Thesis “Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self” and co-directing The Unifiedfield with Tara x (One Man Nation) , Marta Moreno has lived, produced and engaged in artistic works in Spain, UK, Turkey, India, The Netherlands, Indonesia and exhibited worldwide.
The Unifiedfield is an independent art space and artist-run organization focusing on the experimental aspects of sound, video and performance art. It previously occupied a traditional complex amongst rice fields in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), subsequently moving into a cave in Granada (Spain) before settling in an antique building nestled in Granada’s historical Moorish quarters, the Albayzín, where it currently runs its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) programme.
Since its inception in 2009, some of the primary goals of The Unifiedfield have been the production and diffusion of new interdisciplinary and non-commercial forms of art, together with the creation of artistic exchanges between Asia and Europe. In this time, it has organized monthly events, video art screenings and experimental music concerts at both its Yogyakarta and Granada spaces; produced site-specific works and held clandestine interventions in public spaces; initiated its own Artist-In-Residence programme; conducted workshops on performance and sound art; presented experimental music from Singapore at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as part of a fringe festival; produced The Future Sounds of Folk in partnership with Amsterdam-based institution STEIM; curated and exhibited at art institutions such as Nikolaj Kunsthallen (Copenhagen), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei) and the Singapore Art Museum, amongst others.
2010-2011 – Doctorate Programme in Arts (60 ECTS).
“Lenguajes y Poéticas en el Arte Contemporáneo”. Universidad de Granada.
2007 – 1st year Official Master of Fine Arts.
Art Production and Research. Universidad de Barcelona.
1996-2002 – M.A. in Fine Arts (375 ECTS).
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Grants and Awards
2012 National Arts Council Arts Professional Development Grant for The Unifiedfield (SINGAPORE).
2012 National Arts Council Presentation and Promotion Grant for The Unifiedfield (SINGAPORE).
2011 National Arts Council Travel Grant for The Unifiedfield (SINGAPORE).
2011 STEP BEYOND Mobility Fund, European Cultural Foundation.
2011 Finalist of Málaga Crea Videoart Contest (SPAIN).
2009 Polyforme Videoperformance Festival Award- 1st prize, ex aequo. Marseille (FRANCE).
2002 PROMOE. Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi, Istanbul (TURKEY).
2001 Socrates – Erasmus. Middlesex University, London (UK).
1998 1st Award of Performance Art. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPAIN).
1998 1st Award of Performance Art. Visual Poetry and Performance National Meeting. Vespella de Gaià, Tarragona (SPAIN).
Next: 12/2012 Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila (PHILIPPINES).
03/2012 Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei (TAIWAN).
06/2011 Acousmatik System, Beirut (LEBANON).
01/2010 Performance Klub, Yogyakarta (INDONESIA).
08/2009 Nomadic Village, Pavlikeni (BULGARIA).
Collective exhibitions, screenings, selected performances and artist talks.
[Dec 2012- January 2013] The video-performance in progress Lost Paradise will be filmed in Bantayan Island – Cebu, The Philippines: a residency project with Green Papaya Art projects and with the kind support of the National Arts Council of Singapore / APDG grant and 98B Arts Collaboratory (Manila) [ Bantayan island - Cebu / The Visayas, PHILIPPINES ]
[02/02/2013, 2pm] A teaser of “Lost Paradise”, followed by The Unifiedfield´s artist talk “Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self” will be presented at 98B Art COLLABoratory in partnership with Green Papaya Art Projects [ Manila, PHILIPPINES ]
[22-23-24 February 2013] I will participate at the CeC Festival 2013 with presentations / performances / screenings. Carnival of E-Creativiy [ Uttarakhand, INDIA ]
[29/09- 30/09] Regression, live performance / sound installation at Intimate Spaces. IMA, Institut für Medienarchäologie in Hainburg [AUSTRIA]
05/04- 07/04 – Screening of videoperformances at The Unifiedfield Exhibition + artist talk: “On the edge of art / Dangerous narratives and the DIY paradigm”, an independent event organized by The Unifiedfield held at the chapel of the SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM (SINGAPORE)
16/03- 15/04 – The Unifiedfield exhibition + artist talk: “On the edge of art / Dangerous narratives and the DIY paradigm” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (TAIWAN)
05-12/01 – Videoperformance 01 exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen (DENMARK)
07-09/07 – In girum imus nocte at Hyper Body programme. Videoart Festival Miden, Kalamata (GREECE)
11/ 06 – Beirut, Hal Zarafat? Live Performance. Acousmatik System, Beirut (LEBANON).
10/06 In Girum Imus Nocte TUF video selection screening@ Cave Em Nazih, Beirut (LEBANON).
26/05 – Why don´t you love me? @ More Than Bodies. Clínica Mundana, Valencia (SPAIN).
31/05-23/06 – Selected videoperformances @Territorialidades / Urbanidades exhibition. (Galeria de Arte e Pesquisa) and @ GAEU (Espaço Universitário Gallery). Universidad Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) in Goiabeiras, Vitória (BRASIL).
14/05-10/06 – In Girum Imus Nocte at Málaga Crea Exhibition. CAC, Malaga Contemporary Art Center (SPAIN).
12/05-10/06 – In Girum Imus Nocte at Málaga Crea Exhibition. La Caja Blanca, Málaga (SPAIN).
14/05 – Guggenheim / Destroying 2000 Years of Culture video at Procesos Cruzados. Noche en Blanco, Málaga (SPAIN).
08/05 – In Girum Imus Nocte videoperformance at the Programme#10 of The UnifiedField experimental art space, Granada (SPAIN).
03/2011 – “Why don’t you love me?” @ MORE THAN BODIES @ Visual Container and [BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan (ITALY).
18/02 – “In Girum Imus Nocte” at CeC Festival (INDIA).
27/11 – Generatech Valencia (SPAIN).
06/11 – “Desvanecimientos” @ URBAN DISTURBANCE. Project Space Lab 39. Seoul, (SOUTH KOREA).
02/10 – “Why don’t you love me?” at Gallery 3+k in Pori (FINLAND).
01/10-03/10 – “Why don’t you love me?” at Orebro International Videoart Festival (SWEDEN).
27/10 – “Desvanecimientos” at EJECT, Tercer Festival de Videoperformance at Museo Ex-Teresa in Mexico DF (MEXICO).
10/07 – “Desvanecimientos” at The UnifiedField experimental art space, Yogyakarta (INDONESIA).
26/06/10: “Future Communities” project (Nomadic Village 09). Lecture Hall/Free School at Five Years, London (UK)
23/05 – “In Girum Imus Nocte” at The UnifiedField experimental art space, Yogyakarta (INDONESIA).
17/04 – “Desvanecimientos” at the Magmart festival. Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (ITALY)
19-21/02 – “Future Communities” project at CeC 2010 Festival (INDIA)
01/2010 – Selected videoperformances at Exist-ence Festival, Brisbane, (AUSTRALIA)
11/12 – “Riyaz Master Project” at MADATAC, The Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts. Instituto Cervantes, Madrid (SPAIN)
11-12/2009 – Selected videoperformances at the International Video Art Festival in Camagüey, (CUBA)
27/10 – Selected videoperformances at Performance Art Event II. Wolfart Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
10/2009 -”Riyaz Master Project”, Auroville (INDIA)
25/09 – “Desvanecimientos” at the 10th OPEN Performance Art Festival. Beijin, (CHINA)
09/2009 – “Future Communities” trailer at Nomadic Village Exhibition at Schmiede09 /Aufbruch in Salzburg, (AUSTRIA)
08/2009 – “Future Communities” at Nomadic Village, Pavlikeni (BULGARIA)
18/04 – “Desvanecimientos, Attent Exhibition. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL)
03/09 – “In Girum Imus Nocte” Museum Night. Goethe Institute, Rotterdam (NL)
03/09 – “Desvanecimientos, Visual Container Online Exhibition (ITALY)
27/02 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Cec Festival, (INDIA)
04/02-13/02 – “Riyaz Master Project” at All Art Now International Video Festival @ the following venues: -French Cultural Center. British Council, All Art Now House, Gallery Dar Kalemat-Aleppo, The Netherlands Institute, The Syrian International University, Damascus (SYRIA)
26/11 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Art Tech Media, Córdoba (SPAIN)
24/11 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Neu Epoch Vision 08. Feria de Arte Independiente, Madrid (SPAIN)
15/11 – “Riyaz Master Project” at International Experimental Film Festival Carbunari, Florean Museum (ROMANIA)
06/11 – “Riyaz Master Project” at OPTICA, International Video Festival, Gijón (SPAIN)
11/2008 – “Tabula Rasa”. Fortune Cookies Exhibition at Wolfart Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)
31/10-05/11 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Magatzems Wall & Video, Valencia (SPAIN)
23/10 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Streaming Festival (NL)
26/09 – “Riyaz Master Project” Broadcast at Transfera Video Art. Canal Autor (SPAIN)
07-08/2008 – “Riyaz Master Project” at The 809 International New Image Art Festival (CHINA)
06/07 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Festival Miden, Kalamata (GREECE)
03/07 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Fascurt Festival. Masnou, Barcelona (SPAIN)
27/06 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Cyborg Film Festival. Anghiari (ITALY)
20/06 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Heure Exquise. Lille (FRANCE)
11/06 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok (THAILAND)
25/03 – “Riyaz Master Project” at BEFF5, The Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (THAILAND)
26/02 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Barcelona Visual Sound Festival at La Farinera, Barcelona (SPAIN)
25/01 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Hoerbar, Hamburg (GERMANY)
06/01 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Die Remise, Berlin (GERMANY)
26/10 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Spektropen Festival at Galata Perform, Istanbul (TURKEY)
29/06 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Triennal of Arquitecture. MusicboxLisboa, Lisboa (PORTUGAL)
25/06 – “Riyaz Master Project” at CincoEchegaray, Málaga (SPAIN)
30/03 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Festival Sincronía. NIU, Barcelona (SPAIN)
12/2006 – “Riyaz Master Project” at Heaven at OPA, Paris (FRANCE)
12/2006- “Riyaz Master Project” at Lille 3000 Festival at Tripostal, Lille (FRANCE)
05/2006 – Selected videos at The New Media Art Festival, Bangkok (THAILAND)
06/2004 – Tunel Festival, Istanbul (TURKEY)
05/2004 – “Existe la posibilidad” Videoperformances. Sala Emilio Prados, Málaga (SPAIN)
05/2002 – Performance “Desvanecimientos” Fainting Fits Series. Galata Bridge, Istanbul (TURKEY)
05/2001 – Performance “Desvanecimientos” Fainting Fits SeriesLiverpool St. London, (UK)
04/2001 – Performance “Desvanecimientos” Fainting Fits Series. Middlesex University. London (UK)
05/1999 – Performance “Analgesia”. Theatre Auditori de Torrent. Valencia (SPAIN)
05/1998 – Performance “in girumimus nocte et consumimur igni”. Performance Art National Meeting. Vespella de Gaiá (SPAIN)
11/1997 – “Performatori Performance Projects”. Purgatori II Art Gallery, Valencia (SPAIN)
11/1997 – Performance “Involución-Regresión”. Performatori Festival. Purgatori II Art Gallery. Valencia (SPAIN)
11/1997 – Performance / Lecture “Ay Kant!”. Pío V Fine Arts Museum. Valencia, (SPAIN)
05/1997 – Performance- Instalación “Ofelia 500mg.n.2. La Cisterna Art Gallery, Aldaya. Valencia (SPAIN)
03/1997- Performance- “Ofelia 500 mg .n.1”. Casa de Cultura Art Gallery, Almussaffes. Valencia (SPAIN)
Catalogues and Publications
2012 – “Performance, virtualidad e internet en mi práctica artística. Cuatro proyectos de arte de acción (1997-1999)” article in “Internet y Performance. Negociaciones entre cuerpo, virtualidad y telepresencia” compiled by Silvio De Gracia. Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
2010 – DVD “10×10+1 acción! Performance en la Península Ibérica”. Editorial L.U.P.I. Colección Artes by Yolanda Pérez & Javier Seco (SPAIN)
2010 – Article about The UnifiedField at THE WIRE Magazine. Global Ears: Yogyakarta by June Yap. (318 issue, UK)
2010 – Catalogue Exist-ence Performance Festival, Brisbane (AUSTRALIA)
2009 – Art in Culture, print magazine (SOUTH KOREA)
2009 – Journal Sous Officiel n 041 print magazine (FRANCE)
2008 – Catalogue “Take Action”.The 809 International New Image Art Festival (CHINA)
2008 – Catalogue “BEFF5. The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival exhibition (THAILAND)
2004 – Catalogue. Sala Emilio Prados, Málaga (SPAIN)
1 999 – Video-catalogue: ¿Qué hace el videoarte en un lugar como este? Audiovisual Lab. Dto. Escultura. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. (SPAIN)
2010 – Present – Independent curator and co-director of The Unifiedfield experimental art space
2011 – 2012 Performance art workshops: “!ACTION! “ at Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei (TAIWAN); Al Raso´12 , Restábal – Granada (SPAIN); and Fine Arts Faculty, invited by Victor Borrego’ s Sculpture class, Granada University (SPAIN)
2008 – 2009 – Spanish teacher at the Cervantes Institute in Utrecht and at Rotterdam Erasmus University (THE NETHERLANDS)
2007 – Spanish teacher at the Cervantes Institute in Istanbul (TURKEY)
2006-2007 – Co-director Future Ethnic Comparative Research. Experimental Music and Videoart Label
2006 – Director of Riyaz Master Project produced by Future Ethnic Comparative Research (INDIA)
2005-2006 – Art Director, VJ, Video Editor at Loopcentury (INDIA)
2003-2005 – Spanish teacher at Language Schools and at Cervantes Institute in Istanbul (TURKEY)
2003 – Art Workshop at FAISEM Mental Health Foundation. Foundation for Social Integration of the Mentally Ill, Málaga (SPAIN)