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RESEARCH NETWORK | Associate researcher


Leeds Arts University, United Kingdom


Marianna Tsionki is a curator, researcher and educator working at the intersection of contemporary art, ecology and technology. She is concerned with the role of curatorial and institutional practice in a time of ecological crisis, with particular focus on methodologies of alter-institutionality and critical pedagogy. Previous curatorial projects and writing have focused on scientific and social conditions of the Anthropocene as well as aesthetic and knowledge production of climate change issues; topics of interest have been the impact of globalisation, migration, the politics of extractivism, global ecologies of resource exploitation, humanity’s post-industrial relationship with nature, indigenous and local ecological knowledge. Marianna is University Curator at Leeds Arts University heading up the Curation and Library department. She holds a Ph.D in Curatorial Studies from Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London, Visual Cultures Department.

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