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Multimedia artist Maria Varela

Maria Varela

Maria Varela is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on the creative applications of new technologies, data visualization through the act of weaving and the collaboration with women communities. She experiments with ways in which the archival event is transcribed from the digital environment into the physical world. She creates digital and physical objects, systems, environments and live events exploring concepts of identity, memory, tradition and their constructions.

She has presented her work in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad, in museums of contemporary art such as EMST in Athens and Bozar in Brussels, and art festivals such as Festival de Arte Contempor̢nea Sesc_Videobrasil in Ṣo Paulo, Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Siggraph in Vancouver, Transmediale in Berlin, ISWC in Seattle, Piksel in Bergen, Visual Dialogues (Stegi РOnassis Foundation) in Athens and more.

She is nominated for the 2021 Contemporary Art Award of the Taoyuan Museum in Taiwan.