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Student Showcase Archive

Margherita Potenza

MA work

MA work

  • Sitting Forgetting

    Sitting Forgetting, Margherita Potenza (Merve Iseri) 2016
    gauze, ink, cord, brass

  • Horizontal Theory

    Horizontal Theory, Margherita Potenza 2016
    foam, cotton fabric, embroidery, gold plated bronze, brass plated steel, oil pastels

  • Ritual for Disentanglement

    Ritual for Disentanglement, Margherita Potenza (Elinor Lewis) 2016

  • Parting the tide that ever rises and never lowers

    Parting the tide that ever rises and never lowers, Margherita Potenza (Sophie Vitelli) 2016
    Vinil cut drawing, text

Horizontal Theory

The pieces that form the installation Horizontal Theory are the expression of a research based on the criticism of the dysfunctional mechanics of contemporary existence and on the reflection on an alternative mode of life.

If acceleration and productiveness are imperative under the myth of growth, maybe we could find a useful tool for disobedience in rest and meditative inactivity.

Horizontal Theory is an invitation to desert the dominant language that rules our present time, act toward a shift in our perspective on the world and rediscover the ability to design a new system for humanity.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2016

  • I am a maker with an interest for site-specific works and body-related objects. 

    Born in Milan (Italy) and now based in London, my recent work focuses on a criticism of the contemporary ideology of productivity and the contribution to an alternative discourse based on disobedient idleness, meditative disentanglement and creativity as liberation.

  • Degrees

  • BA Applied Arts, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy, 2013; Training in gold and silversmithing under Davide Rosa, Milan, Italy, 2014
  • Experience

  • Internship as designer’s assistant at Eolos jewellery shop, Chania (Crete, Greece), 2013 ; Humus Park 4th International Land Art Meeting residency, Parco del Castello di Torre, Pordenone, Italy, 2014; Internship as goldsmith’s assistant at Merù Gioielli, Milan, Italy, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • U come Usine, Minoterie Rodynam, Orbe, Vaud, Switzerland, 2013; Humus Park 2014, Parco del Museo Archeologico di Torre and Parco delle Terme Romane, Pordenone, Italy, 2014; Where is the gold?, London Design Festival, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Cacophonia, 7 Lynbrook Grove, London, 2016; Che cosa sono gli oggetti?, Centro Tian Qi, Milan, Italy, 2016; Paper|Publication|Perfomance, Lychee One Gallery, London, 2016; Bazaar, LocaleDue, Bologna, Italy, 2016
  • Awards

  • Winner for MANUFACTO#2 with Resign Academy and bottega Gatti, Faenza, Italy, 2014
  • Publications

  • CIVETTE, curated by Marco Pellizzola, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera editions, Milan, 2010; La luce della notte, curated by Marco Pellizzola and Valeria Tassinari, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera editions, Milan, 2012; Milano piazza Salgari 06/2014, curated by Nina Fiocco, Rogelio Sanchez Velazquez and Andrea Balestrero, self-published by Metodo Salgari, Milan, 2014; Che cosa sono gli Oggetti?, curated by Preliminary Group, self-published, Milan, 2016; Preliminary Group - Che cosa sono gli oggetti?,, 4 June 2016