Marianna Liosi

Marianna Liosi (Italy) is an independent curator currently living in Berlin. In her research she explores the aesthetics of social, economic and political dynamics, with specific attention to media, technology and the question of spectatorship and its generative role. Architecture and labour, exploitation of the landscape, the financial crisis, production and vision are the topics that she has investigated in collaboration with artists, curators or researchers form different disciplines.

She has curated exhibitions, film programmes, and workshops. Among them: Leisure Complex, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2014); When spectators work, workers observe, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands (2014); The imagination sees and Mandragora, a two year exhibition project conceived for and curated at International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy (2011-2012); and the film programme as part of Do you remember Olive Morris?, curated by Anna Colin and Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre, Gasworks, London, United Kingdom (2009).

Forthcoming projects include participation in A Collective Memory: a process of construction in constant deconstruction, Salon fuer Aesthetische Experimente, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (5th October 2015) and she will curate the exhibition Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and Distant Observer, at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin together with Boaz Levin (21st November -16th January 2016).

With support from

Goethe-Institut London


The Public Domain:
Season 2


Autumn 2015

Artist’s website



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