Nov 04 2022

Video still by Yiannis Issaris

Ελληνική Εκδοχή

ATOPOS cvc is glad to announce the production of the audiovisual work  Hydrodance by Marina Nikiforaki at the Cave of Elephants in Chania with the support of the Region of Crete.
The project focuses on ecology and feminism by connecting human and non-human bodies of water highlighting the relationship of interdependence. Moreover, this work deals with the protection and promotion of the biodiversity of underwater caves.

Hydrodance will be presented in the framework of the Office of Hydrocommons curated by Eleni Riga in 2023.

About Maria Nikiforaki:
Maria is a visual artist working in the intersection of performance art, Ailm and dance. She uses choreography and Ailm strategies to introduce social connotation to the movement and body, searching for performative practices that can introduce emotional worlds as a political stance. Her art explores the personal and the political through a scope of choreo-politics.(Lepecki). Maria graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts with Distinction (2012) and completed her Masters at the MFA Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College of London (2015). She was given the Vikatos Foundation Scholarship (2013) and has received many awards: ARTWORKS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Award (2019), Trinity Laban Dance Award, MA Choreography Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019), Performance Voyage 3 Festival Video Performance Award, Artists’ Association MUU, Helsinki (2013). Maria has participated in numerous Art exhibitions and Festivals, among those: Mystery 19_Va Initiator 2022 (2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture), Unhappy Monuments (OPANDA & ARTWORKS, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 2020), Learning From Documenta Workshop 4 – d14/Narratives ReshufAled (ASFA, Anthropological Research Laboratory and Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, 2017), GOMENES (Athens Biennalle “OMONOIA” 2015- 2017), Latitude Festival (Big Screen Film Festival, London England, 2014 and 2015), Performative Labour-ism (Performance Festival, MPABerlin, Month of Performance, Berlin Germany, 2014), Performance Voyage 3 (Film Festival, Helsinki Finland, 2013), Excentricités 3 (Performance Festival, Besançon France, 2012). Maria lives and works between Athens and London.

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