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

I am a Brazilian artist, activist, 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 in 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 are at the core my practice, as well as community making and mutual support. 

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).

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. I also believe life is an eternal school, where we are constantly having the oportunity to learn and educate ourselves.

Selected Art Shows

2018 - Voids, Vacuums and Ghosts,
The Yard - Columbus Circle, NY 2016 - Emotion Blindness: An Art fiction, National Academy of Arts and Design, S. Gechtoff Gallery, NY2013 - Ambi valentia , Casamata, Rio de Janeiro                  

2020    Minimal Landscapes, K.Caraccio Collection, NY (On Line)  
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
2016    Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY   
            Emotion, Discovery and Illusion, S. Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy, 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

            NYC Anarchist Art Festival. Judson Memorial, NY       
            Experiments in Self Portraiture, S. Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy, NY
2013    Run Rabbit Run, SVA Westside Gallery, NY
            Colóquio da Faculdade Angel Vianna, Rio de Janeiro
            Digital Urbano Mostra de Vídeos, EAV Parque Lage, RJ             #three3some project, Instagram
2012    “Exposição” 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

Curatorial Projects

2021       Right Place, Right Time: The Rest is History, works from the K.Caraccio Collectio, 20 | 20 Gallery, EFA, NY 

2020       New York City Anarchist Bookfair, Virtual
2019       Luna Park a Topsy Turvy World, Works by Marc Shanker, NYPL Hudson Park Library, NY

2019       NYC Anarchist Art Festival, Judson Memorial, NY  


Contact me at