(c) Maria Wildeis
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 and was the Head of Exhibitions at Setareh Gallery and the curator of the digital art festival Die Digitale 2019 (die-digitale.net). 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. 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.
Maria joins us for the Art Space Connect Workshop on 07 November 2020 and moderates the closing of the conference on 06 and 07 November 2020.
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