Gaia De Megni – Il mito dell'eroe

Gaia De Megni Il mito dell’eroe

9 July and 10 August 2021

On the occasion of Hypermaremma third edition, the emerging artist Gaia De Megni proposes a performance into the nature of the Maremma to investigates the limits of the stage in correspondence with the limits of the human being. Through a known act, like that one of a soldier in uniform marching on the spot, the artist tries to put the observer in the position of experiencing a surreal act through a traditional language.

The sound of the march punctuated in the nature and combined with the features of the actor in military clothes gives rise to a space halfway in between the reality and the imagination.

The intervention aims to keep together the individual with the surrounding nature, revealing itself to be ephemeral.


Gaia De Megni (1993) was born in Santa Margherita Ligure (IT).

She studied Visual Arts at Naba (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan. She participated in the Monza Biennale Youth, qualifying her as one of the winners of the competition. In March 2018 she participates in the workshop of the artist Marcello Maloberti in collaboration with Furla Foundation at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, presenting the performative work ‘Propaganda’. In 2019 she won the Ducato Prize and the Lydia Prize at the ‘Il Lazzaretto Foundation’.

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