Chance Operations
Arts and Tactics

On going — 
    As One (flag project)         
    Void and Ghost   
    Alien Support Service
    Deep Learning
    Austin, Rio de Janeiro
    Art Teaching
    Earthly Issues 

Archive —   
    Performance Archives
    Video Archives
    TV me
    Possibility of An Island
    #Three3some project

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

Chance Operations compiles samples of Marianna Olinger’s art, research and organizing work. Brazilian-luxembourguish, born in Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Marianna makes 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. 

Investigations on language and memory have resulted in works that reflect on the passage of time and energy. Identity and politics have also been recurrent themes in the work, both autonomously and in collaboration with other people. Experimentation is at the core of the practice. Chance plays an important role in the research, as well as scientific methods of investigation.

Marianna studied arts both in Rio de Janeiro (Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage) and New York (National Academy of Arts and Design). She also has degrees in urban planning (Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), social policy and planning (M.Sc., London School of Economics) and administration (B.Sc., Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina). She worked extensively as a researcher and activist in themes related to social justice (for further references related to that and publications see Earthly Issues).

For the on going collaboration with artist Keren Moscovitch see

Selected Art Shows

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

2019    Art Connects’ Participatory Art Fair, Chelsea, New York
2018    12th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church,
            New York
            No Grey Zone: Stories We Tell in Black and White, popup
            show in conjunction with Yuko Uchida’s performance
            “Sunshower,” Ideal Glass, New York
2017    11th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, New
            New York Print Week - IPCNY's Printfest, New York
            VI Creative Mischief , National Academy Museum, New
2016    10th Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, New
            V Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York
            Emotion, Discovery and Illusion: Between Art and Fashion,
            National Academy Museum School, curated by Maurizio
            Pellegrin, New York
2015    The Sphinx Returns | Grace Exhibition Space, curated by
            Whitney V. Hunter, New York
            Concerning Human Understanding, Flatiron Project Space,
            curated by Keren Moscovitch, New York
            The Artist As Philosopher, AW Asia/ curated by IDSVA, New
            9th anarchist Art Festival. Judson Memorial, New York
            Experiments in Self Portraiture, National Academy Museum
            and School, curated by Maurizio Pellegrin, New York
            IV Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York
            Run Rabbit Run, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery,
            curated by Keren Moscovitch, New York
            Digital Urbano Mostra de vídeos, EAV Parque Lage | Rio de
            #three3some project, Instagram
2012    Exposição, Capacete, Teatro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
            Séries Gráficas em Processo, EAV Parque Lage, curated by
            Fernando Lopes, Rio de Janeiro
2011    Cotidiano e Mobilidade, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 
            Outros cinemas, Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, curated
            by Paola Barreto, Rio de Janeiro


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Selected artworks available at ArtSpace