Mariana Ziku is an art historian and curator with specialisation in digital humanities and research focus on intangible, audiovisual and documentary heritage. She is co-founder and programme curator of the Biennale of Western Balkans, where she works on promoting intangible heritage through art, technology and open knowledge.
She has been working in digital cultural heritage and museum technology projects, in the framework of European Cultural Programmes and Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes in the Balkans (Interreg IPA-CBC 2007-2013, 2014-2020, Creative Europe Programme) and as project associate of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab.
She holds a MSc in Digital Humanities (Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium), a MA in Art History/Theory and Curation, a BA in Art Sciences (Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece) and a Certificate of specialised training in Cultural Organisations Management (Centre of Continuous Education and Training, University of Athens). She is also a musical instrument and music theory graduate in classical piano and harmony, of the Municipal Conservatory of Ioannina.