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)

Serralves, Porto, PT
Kikk festival, Namur, BE
Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland, NL
Het Hem, Zaandam, NL

Klankvorm presents Kinetic Sounds, Rotterdam, NL
Villa Romana, Florence, IT

Into The Great Wide Open, NL
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ES

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

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
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

Curatorial work

Proximity Music: Visceral Acts, iii & Rewire, The Hague, 2023
Proximity Music: Sensing After Thought, iii & Rewire, The Hague, 2022
Proximity Music, iii & Rewire, The Hague, 2021
No Patent Pending performance series, 43 editions (2012-ongoing)
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-ongoing)
Stichting WD4X (founding treasurer, 2017-ongoing)
Stichting Sammersweg 2 (treasurer, 2012-2016)
Stichting ArtScience (founding chairman, 2010-2011)

Lectures, Workshops, Symposia

We Are Ocean, Venice, IT (2022)
Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA (2021)
Media Culture Fast Forward, Brussels, BE (2020)
Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), USA (2020)
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)

Creative Industries Fund NL, project grant for Komorebi (2020)
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, 4 year structural grant for iii, 2021-2024
Municipality of The Hague, 4 year structural grant for iii,  2021-2024
Creative Industries Fund NL, annual program grants for iii, six times, 2014-2019
Municipality of The Hague, annual program grant for iii, 2020
Municipality of The Hague,  subsidie Broedplaatsen, over 10 times for various programs, 2011-2019
Stroom Den Haag, art program grants for iii, 8 times, 2013-2020
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, project grants for iii, 3 times, 2015-2017
Municipality of The Hague, Broedplaatsen budget for renovation of artist studios for over 45 artists at WD4X, 2017
Zuidwal 29/a, 2512 XS, The Hague
Willem Dreespark 312, 2531 SX, The Hague