Martyna Pekala (2000, Poland) is a multimedia artist based in the Netherlands. Within her practice, she reuses and samples self-made symbols in attempt to form narratives. Through video, installation, performance, and costume making, she strives to explore her own identity, as well as question it in the process of self-image fabrication. In her multidisciplinary practice, the starting point is usually digital, but tends to take on a physical form, in attempt to highlight the blurred line between the physical and virtual realities. Pekala’s research is rooted in fantasy and identity, as well as how these two notions can be understood in the context of the online world. As a Gen-Z’er, she grew up in the era of the Internet, and therefore draws a lot of inspiration from its unique language and culture. In her practice, Pekala intends to question the line between physical and metaphysical (virtual), which with each new generation and technological advancement, becomes more and more blurry


2018 – 2022 – University of the Arts Utrecht BA Fine arts

2014 – 2018 – Canadian International School of Beijing, IB Diploma


Durga Puja Festival 2023

Not All That Glitters is Pixel – Exboot

De Belofte 18: Façade – Kunstliefde

Not All That Glitters is Pixel (solo) – 37PK

1000 Shape-Shifting Chocolate Chips – Laak Club

Not All That Glitters is Pixel (VJ) – Future Intel

Ticket to the future – Omstand

Metamorphosis (VJ) – Club Altelier

Uitfeest – Art Utrecht

Ecotone – De Nijverheid

Graduation Show – Melkweg

Songs by the Creek – Gallery Flyvsk

HKU Exposure – Pastoe Fabriek

Beats in the Woods – NAR Cafe der Kunsten

Internationale Vrouwendag – NAR Cafe der Kunsten

Metamorphosis – Sexyland

Hit the Curb – EKKO

Astroworld: Exit Tourism – KUN Art Museum

Kolkata (IN) | October 2023

Utrecht (NL) | July 2023

Utrecht (NL) | June 2023

Haarlem (NL) | April 2023

The Hague (NL) | April 2023

The Hague (NL) | January 2023

Arnhem (NL) | October 2022

Amsterdam (NL) | October 2022

Utrecht (NL) | September 2022

Utrecht (NL) | September 2022

Amsterdam (NL) | August 2022

Flensburg (DE) | August 2022

Utrecht (NL) | June 2022

Utrecht (NL) | April 2022

Utrecht (NL) | March 2022

Amsterdam (NL) | February 2022

Utrecht (NL) | July 2021

Beijing (CN) | June 2021


Sep-Nov 2023 – Behala Nutan Dal, Kolkata (IN)

Jan-Apr 2023 – DOC4, Haarlem (NL)


Aug-Sep 2022 – Featured in Metropolis M, Eindexamen 2022

July 2022 –  Travis Geertuida Research Prize/nominated

Jun-Aug 2021 – Internship for Anne-Jan Reijn

July 2021 – Video documentation – Common Ground, solo show by Ilona Plaum

January 2020 – Flag design for exhibition Psychedelic Oshawa