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Arts and Tactics

On going —
    Void and Ghost
    Greening the Planet     
    Cosmology and Particles

    As One   

    Art Teaching
    Earthly Issues 

Archive —       
    Mega Evento
    Ordem e Progresso
    Alien Support Service
    Performance Archives
    Line of Flight

Ripples in space —
  1. an imperfect metaphor, allegory. anthropomorphism. ready-made analog. attempts at the understanding of all things.

This website compiles samples of Marianna Olinger’s art, research and organizing work.

Marianna is a Brazilian-Luxembourguish citizen, born in Brazil, based in Brooklyn - New York. She creates experimental models to test possible functional, aesthetic and theoretical scenarios intended to inspire and contribute to human development in harmony with other species and the planet.

She has worked with drawing, prints, film, installations, theory, education and other strategic interventions. Investigations on language and memory have resulted in works that reflect on the passage of time and energy. Identity and politics have been recurrent themes of work, both autonomously and in collaboration with other people. Experimentation and speculation are at the core her practice.  

She earned a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and a M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. She studied arts both at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro and the National Academy of Arts and Design in New York. She also holds a B.Sc. in Management from Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina.

She collaborates with social movements, community organizations, collectives and other groups of people who share similar ideas of humanity, society and social justice on a regular basis. She has worked as a full-time researcher and activist with NGO’s and International Organizations in the past (for further references related to that and selected publications see Earthly Issues). 

Selected Art Shows

2018     Voids, Vacuums and Ghosts
                  The Yard - Columbus Circle, NY
2016     Emotion Blindness: An Art fiction
                 Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, NY
2013     Ambi valentia
                  Casamata, Rio de Janeiro

2019    Art Connects New York’s Participatory Art Fair, NY
            13th NYC Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial, NY
2018    No Grey Zone: Stories We Tell in Black and White, 
                Ideal Glass, NY
           Angel Ocupa NISE, Rio de Janeiro
           12th NYC Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial, NY
2017    New York Print Week - IPCNY's Printfest, NY
            11th NYC Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial, NY
            VI Creative Mischief , National Academy Museum, NY 
2016    10th NYC Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial, NY
            V Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY   
            Emotion, Discovery and Illusion: Between Art and
, National Academy Museum School, NY
2015    The Sphinx Returns | Grace Exhibition Space, NY
            Concerning Human Understanding, Flatiron Project     
               Space, NY
            The Artist As Philosopher, AW Asia and  IDSVA, NY
            9th NYC Anarchist Art Festival. Judson Memorial, NY       
            Experiments in Self Portraiture,
                National Academy Museum and School, NY
            IV Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY
2013    Run Rabbit Run, SVA Westside Gallery, NY
            Colóquio Faculdade Angel Vianna, Rio de Janeiro
            Digital Urbano Mostra de Vídeos, EAV Parque Lage, RJ
            #three3some project, Instagram
2012    “Exposição”, curated by Capacete, Teatro Ipanema, RJ
            Séries Gráficas em Processo, EAV Parque Lage, RJ
2011    Cotidiano e Mobilidade, EAV Parque Lage, RJ
            Outros cinemas, Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, RJ


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Selected artworks available at ArtSpace