Maria is a curator, sound artist, dj and founder of contemporary off spaces and art projects, working with performance and installation artists and musicians since 2010 (tiefgarage.org (2015-2019), tiptopstop.de). She was the head of an artist exchange for female artists between Germany, Armenia and Georgia for Frauenkulturbüro NRW eV for 5 years. The exchange program was succsessfully included into a new program by WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf, where it will continue in 2021 in a new form. Maria was responsible for the exhibition program as the Head of Exhibitions at Setareh Gallery from Jan 2019 – Nov 2020 and she was the curator of the digital art festival ‘Die Digitale’ 2019 (die-digitale.net) on the topic ‘Digital Overload’. From 2016-2018 she founded the art fair for time-based art (installation, film and sound), Far Off Cologne (faroff.de), 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.
Maria studied Art History, Philosophy and Classic Literature and has profound experience in site-specific installation, experimental sound and performance art. She is currently studying a master course at the Institute for Music and Media at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She is a member of female:pressure, an international network for women in electronic music and she took part in several Ableton workshops (Basic, Advanced and Synth Programming) provided by remix:regendered, a funded initiative for female electronic music artists (funded by Landesmusikrat NRW). As a DJ she performes since 2018 at parties in major clubs in Cologne, for Kompakt Records, Ancient Future, in Yerevan, Armenia and at festivals in Europe.
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