Samos YoungArtists Festival


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).



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