Cyprus-born Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist working across installation, still and moving image and text. She holds an MA in Experimental Film from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and majored in Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Christofides co-represented Cyprus at the 54th Venice Biennale.
2023 "Elefsina Mon Amour," Eleusis European Capital of Culture, Elefsina, Greece
2023 "Realities Left Vacant," Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2023 "exercises in becoming uncertain (var. IV)," Onassis Stegi, Athens
2022 "Provenance Research," Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2022 "In the Sea of the Setting Sun," State Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus
2023 "NEUSTARTplus Stipend," Stiftung Kunstfonds
2023 " Onassis AiR Tailor-made Fellowship," Athens
2022 "Visual Arts Work Stipend," Berlin Senate
My practice is driven by an urgency to remain attentive to disregarded or silenced undercurrents of environmental and societal ruptures. In extensive, material engagements with bruised geographies I attempt to negotiate violence and precarity of ecosystems and lifeworlds vis-à-vis signs of human and more-than-human resilience. Activated by encounters in places scarred by human activity I am guided by the quiet hum of energy forces that have the capacity to transform adversity into potential, hardship into hope. Peripheric, small-scale manifestations of care, dedication and devotion mark the path. In order to listen into embodied ecologies of knowledge I collaborate with artists from diverse fields, activists, scientists and scholars. This process materializes in installations, 16mm films, exploratory cinematic readings and sound pieces.
Lecture Performance, exercises in becoming uncertain (var. iv), 2023, Onassis Stegi, Athens
(photo: Aggelos Barai / Onassis Stegi)
some shells less, 2023, textile installation, diptych, 400x1100x250cm | Exhibition view "Elefsina Mon Amour," 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture (photo: Marianna Christofides)
Yianna, 2023, 3-channel 16mm essay film, 57' | Exhibition view "Elefsina Mon Amour," 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture (photo: Marianna Christofides)
In the hollow of my muteness lay a word, 2022, mixed media installation consisting of bronze sculptures, sandstone slabs, ash wood bow staves, 16mm film, songplay | dimensions variable | Exhibition view "Provenance Research," Akademie der Künste Berlin (photo: Chroma)
Speculum D., 2022/23, songplay, silent booth | Exhibition view ”Realities Left Vacant,” 2023, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein | (photo: n. b. k. / Jens Ziehe)