Marialena Marouda (1982, Greece) works in the fields of performance art and choreography. She studied philosophy and visual arts at Columbia University in New York, USA and continued her studies at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany. In May 2018 she completed the program for artistic research Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (a.pass) in Brussels, Belgium.
Marialena‘s work is in situ and research based. She is developing institutions that focus on a performative and affective knowledge of the world we inhabit. Her current work Oceanographies Institute is coproduced by C-Takt, nadine, and Kaap and is supported by BUDA, Q-O2, workspacebrussels and the Region of Brussels.
Former works include Poetry Exercises: an Archive of (un)familiar Things (2016), a performative archive presented within the Frankfurt City Archive during the site specific festival Implantieren2016, Walking in the City: on the Poetics of Space, presented at the 2013 Athens Biennial and Walking Exercises (2011-13), which premiered in the Mousonturm in Frankfurt. She has collaborated with the choreographic collectives MAMAZA and deufert+plischke and with the choreographer Martin Nachbar. She is currently collaborating with choreographer Fabrice Mazliah in the Manufactured Series, a series of ten duets each between a human performer and a hand-crafted object.