Margherita Gramegna-Taylor is an Italian artist filmmaker based in Medway. As the founder and Artistic Director of 51zero, she has lead festivals, collaborative initiatives and partnerships for the organisation with a focus on international cultural exchange, including Medway and Valenciennes International Relations’ Programmes and European initiatives in Northern France. These projects have received significant recognition and awards (Recreate, ICR, a-n, and Arts Council England). Since 2006 her film work has been shown in the UK and Europe (Whitechapel Gallery, Southbank Queen Elizabeth Hall; Raindance and Eat Our Shorts Festivals, London; Cannes 60th SFC; Loop Festival, Barcelona; Zlin Festival, Czech Republic). In 2019 she was invited for a collaborative artist residency at Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa, with a film exhibited at Palazzetto Tito, Venice. She won the Emergendsee prize in 2006 in Berlin and was nominated for the Rouse Kent Award for her public art commissions with Art at The Centre.
With her own work and as a Creative Medway Cultural Compact former Co- champion and presently with the Cultural Consortium of INTRA-HSHAZ, she has worked continuously over many years to raise the profile of Medway as a place for contemporary art and artists to thrive.