Samos YoungArtists Festival

MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES

www.mariannachristofides.com

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus; she lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 

In her practice, Marianna Christofides deals with the entanglements intrinsic to multi-authored places. Imprints of slow violence on the spatial fabric and subtle manifestations of precarity are negotiated in long-term observations and a physical engagement with the spaces under study.

            

Recent exhibitions include: Remembering Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany (2018); A part that is missing never breaks, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria (2018); Black Disguises,Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (2017); Parkfield Studies, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany (solo, 2017); Uncertain States: Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2016).

 

Forthcoming exhibitions in 2019: Days In Between, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (solo); Refracted Realities, Videonale.17, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (group).

 

Artist residencies include: Villa Kamogawa, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto, Japan (2018); Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian, Spain (2018); Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria (2017); La Box, ENSA Bourges, France (2017).

 

Christofides has received the following awards: IfA / Institute for Foreign Relations, Germany (2019); Federal State of Berlin, Germany (2019); Goethe-Institut, Kyoto, Japan (2018); Cyprus International Short Film Festival, Limassol, Cyprus, best director (2017).

 

IMAGE:

It exhausts my elbow, 2018, (detail)

Installation (risograph prints, linoleum boards, slides transferred from 16mm film, LED panels, ring folders, transluscent window lettering)

Courtesy of the artist

Photo Daniel Jarosch / Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

© Marianna Christofides / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019