Maria is a curator, sound artist, dj and founder of contemporary off spaces and art projects, presenting performance and installation artists in single and group exhibtions and concerts since 2010 (tiefgarage.org, tiptopstop.de). From 2016-2018 she founded the art fair for time-based art (installation, film and sound), Far Off Cologne (faroff.de), and she organized experimental and noise concerts at a brutalist church in Cologne since 2014. Maria studied Art History, Philosophy and Classic Literature and has profound experience in site-specific installation, experimental sound and performance art.
Maria Wildeis is the Head of Exhibitions at Setareh (setareh-gallery.com and setareh-x.com), she will be the curator of the digital art festival Die Digitale 2019 (die-digitale.net), and she cooperates with Frauenkulturbüro NRW eV for an artist exchange for female artists between Germany, Armenia and Georgia. She is hosting a radio show at 674fm (Radio Maria) and she worked together with art institutions like Goethe-Institute Armenia, CCA- Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, the German UNESCO Commission, Videonale at Kunstmuseum Bonn, weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf and Museum Goch. She also took part in Maya Sternel´s Ableton workshops (Basic, Advanced and Synth Programming) provided by remix:regendered, a funded initiative for female electronic music artists (funded by Landesmusikrat NRW) and she is a member of female:pressure, an international network for women in electronic music. As a DJ she performed since 2018 already at parties in all major clubs in Cologne, for Kompakt Records, Ancient Future, in Yerevan, Armenia and at festivals in Germany and Spain.