Maria Sideri is an artist that works in the intersection of performance, music and choreography. With a background in anthropology, she looks at the relation between what is performed and its embodiment in the cultural context in which it occurs. Her investigations turn to representations of female and foreign bodies as “others”: the body in possession, as an object or a landscape. She aims to make visible marginalised works that are not recognised in the course of time.
Personal Works: “Hello World Choir” (Cairo 10/16-07/17), “Vibrant Matter/ La Metachorie”: Full Length Premiere Artsadmin (London 11/14), Rag Factory (London 2/14), 3rd Performance Festival (4th Biennale/ Greece 11/2013). “Stasis” with the music group Zero-Tau: SPILL National Platform (Ipswich, 11/12), Trouble festival (Brussels 4/13).
Video work: Chisenhale Dance Space Agony Art (London 1/14), Roman Road Festival (London, 3/14), Trip Space The Palest Light (London 5/14), Decoda Festival (Coventry 6/14). And a limited edition Fanzine #1,#2,#3 “It comes in Waves”.
Maria has collaborated with: Ron Athey, Julie Toletino & Stosh Fila, Manuel Pelmus, Tino Seghal, Simone Kenyon & Neil Callaghan, Lina Lapelyte, Tai Shani, Franz Erhard Walter, Lea Anderson.
Maria Sideri holds a BA in classical studies from the University of Ioannina in Greece and two Masters, one in History of Religion from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and one in Creative Practice in Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, where she has graduated with distinction in 2012. She is the recipient of the Arts Council England Grants for the Research and Development, and Production of Vibrant Matter / La Metachorie in 2013 and 2014. Recently, she has received the fellowship of ArtWorks, 1st program of Support for Artists (Stavros Niarchos Foundation) till September 2018 in Athens.