Matteo Holyoke Marangoni was born in Florence in 1982 in a mixed Italian and American family of artists. He studied music performance, sound engineering and cultural management, before receiving a masters diploma from the ArtScience Interfaculty in The Hague in 2011. 

In his art practice he focuses on creating sensory experiences that connect sound, space, image and the body. His performances and installations present physical processes, sensory phenomena and machines in ways that are both musical and theatrical. He makes use of DIY electronics, digital systems, architectural spaces, media archives, automation, robotics, explosives, humans and storytelling. With these elements he composes poetic rituals addressing the space between subject and object, materiality and transcendence, the absurd, curiosity, invention, contemplation, identity, fear and ridicule.
Through his curatorial work he places his experience in the field of art and technology, sound art and performance at the service of cultural organisations. His curatorial approach is based on connecting the unique visions of artists with the audience of the presentation venue, mediating between artists, the presentation venue and the audience with attention to detail for all aspects ranging from artist selection, PR, finance and production, in order to offer unique experiences that allow space for the unexpected.

As a community organiser he initiates and supports grass roots initiatives promoting the field of art and technology, facilitating cooperation amongst artists and advocating for the position of artists within society. His is interested in how the contemporary notion of cultural entrepreneurship can be modelled after the examples of worker cooperatives, mutual aid societies and utopian communities. He believes in building long lasting relationships based on excellence, reciprocity, responsibility and inclusion.

Exhibitions & Performances (own artistic work, selected)

Audio Art Festival, Krakow, PL
Tetem, Enschede, NL
Kunstkapel, Amsterdam, NL
Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, NL
Centrala Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, DE

KIKK Festival, Namur, BE
Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL
Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Dutch Modular Fest, The Hague, NL

Quartair, The Hague, NL
Korzo, The Hague, NL
Highlight festival, Delft, NL

NCCA, Kaliningrad, RU
SIGN, Groningen, NL
Oddsteam Festival, Nijmegen, NL
Spektrum, Berlin, DE

Sin Pin Pier gallery, Kaoshiung, TW
Cardelli & Fontana, La Spezia, IT
Dag in De Branding, The Hague, NL
NCCA, Nizhny Novgorod, RU
Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, NL
Artefact Festival, STUK, Leuven, BE
Audiopolis, CentroCentro, Madrid, ES

Volkspaleis, The Hague, NL
TodaysArt festival, The Hague, NL
NIME, Goldsmiths University, London, UK
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
Signal Raum, Munich, DE
bb15, Linz, AT
SNO, Syndey, AU

November Music, Den Bosch, NL
Triennale di Milano, IT
Drodesera, Centrale Fies, Dro, IT
Deep Wireless Festival, NAISA, Toronto, CA
Ethnologische Museum, Berlin, DE
STEIM, Amsterdam, NL

Re-New - Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen, DK
Museumnacht, Stroom Den Haag, NL
Q-O2, Bruxelles, BE
Fabbrica Europa, Firenze, IT
Biennial of Contemporary Music, Koper, SI
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE
Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL

Ongehoord, Corrosia!, Almere, NL
Cabinet of Curiosities, Hoop, Den Haag, NL

Curatorial work

No Patent Pending performance series, 38 editions across Europe (2012-2019)
Sound Art Exhibitions for November Music festival, Den Bosch, NL, 4 editions (2016 – 2019)
Hubs Immersive Festival, DNR, The Hague, NL, 2 editions (2017, 2019)
Performance, Objects Bodies, Quartair, The Hague and Tetem, Enschede, NL (2017)
Sand Songs – playing the elements at the Zandmotor, The Hague, NL (2016)
Rites for a New Utopia, Grote Kerk, The Hague, NL (2015)
Wonderwerp performance series, 10 editions, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL (2014-2015)
Eavesdropping, Villakabila, The Hague, NL (2011)
Taming Technology, Le Murate, Firenze, IT (2011)


Veenfabriek, Leiden, NL (2017)
De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL (2016)
MoKS, Mooste, EE (2015)
Bb15, Linz , AT (2014)
Centrale Fies, Dro, IT (2013)
NAISA, Toronto, CA (2013)
STEIM, Amsterdam (2012)
Signal Raum / Villa Waldberta, Munich, DE (2012)
Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL (2012)

Artist Initiatives

Vereniging Instrument Inventors Initiative (founding chairman, 2013-2019)
Stichting WD4X (founding treasurer, 2017-2019)
Stichting Sammersweg 2 (treasurer, 2012-2016)
Stichting ArtScience (founding chairman, 2010-2011)

Lectures / Workshops / Symposia

AUB, Beirut, LB (2019)
West, The Hague, NL (2019)
Seongang University, Seoul, KR (2018)
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, NL (2018)
Copenhagen Art Week, Copenhagen, DK (2017)
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, NL (2017)
AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL (2017)
Groniger Museum, Groningen, NL (2017)
Hangar, Barcelona, ES (2016)
Institute of Sonology, The Hague, NL (2015-2016)
National University of the Arts, Taipei, TW (2015)
Art Academy of Carrara, Carrara, IT, (2015)
Trans-X symposium, NAISA, Toronto, CA (2013).

Prizes, Commissions, Grants (artistic work, selected)

Performing Arts Fund NL, composition scholarship (2015)
Sonic Arts Award, mention for Quiet Before the Storm (2014)
Humboltd Lab Dahlem, Musik Sehen commission (2013)
Stroom Den Haag, PRO Invest grant (2012)

Grants (organisational work, selected)

Creative Industries Fund NL, Activities program grant, 6 times for iii annual program, 2014-2019
Stroom Den Haag, Kunstprogramma grant, 8 times for iii program, 2013-2020
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 3 times for iii projects 2015-2017
Gemeente Den Haag subsidie Culturele Projecten, 1 time for iii program 2020
Gemeente Den Haag subsidie Broedplaatsen, over 10 times for various programs, 2011-2019
Gemeente Den Haag, Broedplaatsen budget for renovation of 45 artist studios at WD4X, 2017
Zuidwal 29/a, 2512 XS, The Hague
Willem Dreespark 312, 2531 SX, The Hague