Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Marina Mardas, 1992 , lives and works in Paris & is a member of the artist-run space in.plano

Marina Mardas is a transdisciplinary artist based in Paris. Through her work she aims to do a long-term organic research around society and what makes us Human. Her Lebanese roots as well as her Sociology academical background gave her a sharp vision of our contemporary world. Her approach oscillates between the individual and the collective and her main themes revolve around Memory, Time and the Cosmos.

She mainly uses new media but doesn’t limit herself to that : installations, music, performance and writing are also part of her work. Questioning the world in a rhizomatic way rather than binary, her artworks are always dancing poetically with a dystopian vision of the world but yet merge to questions that could lead us to see the light of an utopia.

 

Marina’s aesthetic is mainly composed of very contrasted black and white that resonates with the dichotomy that the utopia and dystopia implies. The structure and the lines are an important part of her work as they shape and reflect the organisation of her thoughts. She is mostly influenced by postmodern and postcolonial theories, brutalist architecture and experimental music. The esoteric world of symbols, numbers and geometrical forms is also an everlasting source of inspiration for her. 

 2019 

>Estienne series, ACS in situ launching, Paris

>Life on Mars & Nuclea series, inplanoXYZ, in.plano, Paris

>'Cosmosea I' screening, VASTLAB film festival, Los Angeles

>'Cosmosea II' screening Pugnant Film Series, Athens

>'Of Decay' screening at La fondation, Silencio, Paris

>Cosmos/Atomos, solo show, Galerie ACS, Paris

>Estienne performance, L'international, Paris

 2018

>Estienne performance, Silencio Club, Paris

>'Fertility' & 'Of Decay' selected for Aemergence  Art Fair, Paris

>Estienne performance for Aemergence Art Fair opening, Paris

 >Collector's choice, group show, Galerie ACS, Paris

>Estienne performance, Niceshopsu art space, Osaka

>Cosmosea video series, Trashexploitation Film Festival, Athens

>D'étoile à  poussière, group show, Galerie ACS, Paris

2017

>'Moon Study', Art Montpellier, Montpellier

>Estienne performance for Fashion Week SS18 (Leon Louis), Paris

>Esthétiques croisées, group show, Paris

>'Cosmosea I' screening for Trashexploitation Film Festival, Paris

2016 

>Echo open call finalist, exhibition at Echo Bunker, Berlin

>'Of what remains', self-publication, Motto art library,  Berlin

MRes thesis publication "Berghain, a heterotopia ?", Paris X