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

“I am an artist, researcher and educator, based in Brooklyn - New York. I create 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.

Identity and politics have been recurrent themes of my work, both autonomously and in collaboration with other people. Investigations on language and memory have resulted in works that reflect on the passage of time and energy. Experimentation and speculation, in the spirit and tradition of what Brazilian curator Mario Pedrosa called ‘o exercício experimental da liberdade’ (the experimental practice of freedom), are at the core my practice.  
I have a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, an M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. I 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. I also hold a B.Sc. in Management from Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina.

Collaborations with social movements, community organizations, collectives and other groups of people who share similar ideas of humanity, society and social justice, have also been central to my practice through the years. Before embarking on an independent research-practice process centered on artistic expression, I worked as researcher and organizer with NGO’s and International Organizations (for further references related to that and selected publications see Earthly Issues.

Selected Art Shows

Voids, Vacuums and Ghosts,
The Yard - Columbus Circle, NY

Emotion Blindness: An Art fiction, National Academy of Arts and Design, S. Gechtoff Gallery, NY

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