Maria Sideri

Bio

Maria Sideri is an artist that works in the intersection of performance, music and choreography. With a background in anthropology, she looks at the relation between what is performed and its embodiment in the cultural context in which it occurs. Her investigations turn to representations of the body: the body in possession, as an object or a landscape. She aims to make visible marginalised works that are not recognised in the course of time. Personal Works: “Assemblages” Insitu and Lieux Public, Marseille 2019-2020, “Déviations/Take me to your Favourite Place”, Signal Festival, Brussels 09/18, “Hello World Choir”, Cairo 10/16-07/17, “Vibrant Matter/ La Metachorie”: Full Length Premiere Artsadmin, London 11/14, Rag Factory, London 2/14, 3rd Performance Festival,4th Biennale/ Greece 11/2013, “Stasis” with the music group Zero-Tau: SPILL National Platform Ipswich, 11/12, Trouble festival, Brussels 4/13. Video work: “Still here tomorrow”, Artworks group show, SNFCC (Athens 06/19), AVDP Athens Video Dance Project, (Athens 05/15), Chisenhale Dance Space Agony Art (London 1/14), Roman Road Festival (London, 3/14), Trip Space The Palest Light (London 5/14), Decoda Festival (Coventry 6/14). A limited-edition Fanzine #1, #2, #3 “It comes in Waves” published between 2015 and 2016 with the support of ArtsCouncil of England. Residencies: Villa Empain, Bruxelles, 2018, Townhouse Gallery 2017. Maria has collaborated with: Ron Athey, Julie Toletino & Stosh Fila, Manuel Pelmus, Tino Seghal, Simone Kenyon & Neil Callaghan, Lina Lapelyte, Tai Shani, Franz Erhard Walter, Lea Anderson. Since 2018, she is also collaborating with choreographers as a music composer and producer for dance and performance and she is the lead singer of a music band, named BORRA. Maria Sideri holds a BA in classical studies from the University of Ioannina in Greece and two Masters, one in History of Religion from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and one in Creative Practice in Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, where she has graduated with distinction in 2012. She is the recipient of the Arts Council England Grants for the Research and Development, and Production of Vibrant Matter / La Metachorie in 2013 and 2014. Recently, she has received the fellowship of ArtWorks, 1st program of Support for Artists (Stavros Niarchos Foundation) till September 2018 in Athens. Maria is currently doing her PHD research in the university of Western Macedonia on archival research, identity and corporeality.

Image courtesy: Kostis Fokas