Working primarily in installation, film and text, Marianna Christofides studies the multiplicity of images that form consensus and collective memories, treating each as an imaginary document. Her collection of moments, objects, places and physical experiences – sometimes brought into gallery spaces wholesale, sometimes represented in poetic imagery - creates an illusion of traveling through a familiar yet fictitious world. Events can unravel at geological speeds, and whole lifetimes appear in singular objects.
Christofides co-represented Cyprus at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Her recent solo exhibitions include Basis Frankfurt, and Kölnischer Kunstverein, and group presentations at Akademie der Künste Berlin, Halle 14 Leipzig, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Benaki Museum Athens, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Kunsthalle Bremen.
She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including Hartware Kunstverein, DAAD, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Akademie der Künste der Welt Cologne, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Iaspis Stockholm, Kölnischer Kunstverein Imhoff Stiftung, and Onassis Foundation. She trained at the Academy of Fine Arts Athens, Slade School of Fine Art, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
2016 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 11' 55 / 52 €
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DAYS IN BETWEEN
2015 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 40' 00 / 93 €
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