Samos YoungArtists Festival


Born in Athens, Greece, where she lives and works

Marina Gioti is a filmmaker/visual artist born and based in Athens, Greece. Her work has been screened and exhibited worldwide at museums and film festivals, including Berlinale and Toronto. She has participated in exhibitions and biennials including, most recently, Documenta 14 (2017), where her debut feature film, The Invisible Hands, was screened. The film will also premiere on Samos (at Rex Cinema, 4th August). Gioti studied chemical engineering, environmental management, filmmaking, and media and communication in Greece, the U.K., and Belgium. Cinema being at the core of her interdisciplinary practice, Gioti explores cinematic narrative techniques and aesthetics across media through her videos, installations, and media art works. She has a keen interest in found objects, stories, and histories, often forgotten or parallel to official accounts. An important part of her interests, expressed largely through her media art practice, is situated at the intersection of art, science, and the environment.
Gioti has participated in exhibitions and festivals including: Donau Festival, Krems An Der Donau, Austria (2018); Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany (2018); 1st Anren Biennale, Crossroads Exhibition, Anren (2017); Chengdu, China (2017); Documenta 14, Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany (2017); A World Not Ours, Schwarz Foundation, Art Space Pythagorion, Samos, Greece (2016); 5th Thessaloniki Biennial, Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will (main exhibition), Thessaloniki, Greece (2015); Wroclaw Media Art Biennial (WRO), Wroclaw, Poland (2015).

She was awarded the 10th Giuseppe Becce Prize for Music for The Invisible Hands by an independent jury at the Berlinale Film Festival 2018. 


The Invisible Hands, 2017 (film poster, detail)
Documentary | Greece/ Egypt | 97'
A film by Marina Gioti co-directed by Georges Salameh
With: Alan Bishop, Aya Hemeda, Cherif El Masri, and Adham Zidan
A Vertiginous Production, co-produced with Haos Film
Supported by documenta 14 and the Greek Film Centre
Poster artwork: Abel Auer