Maria Hassabi

Biography

Maria Hassabi (b. 1973, Nicosia, Cyprus) is an artist and choreographer. Over the years she has developed a distinct choreographic practice that triangulates an ever evolving relationship between the body, the still image, and the sculptural object. Her performances and installations have been presented internationally in theaters, in museums, in galleries, and in public spaces. They have also been included in festivals and exhibitions including: documenta14, Kassel (2017); Stegi OCC, Athens (2017); Walker Art Center Minneapolis (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); ArtSonje, Seoul (2015); Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (2017, 2014); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); steirischer herbst, Graz (2014); The 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Performa, New York (2013, 2009); The Kitchen, New York (2016, 2013, 2011, 2006); Performance Space 122, New York (2009, 2007); Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland (2012) amongst others. Hassabi has been awarded: a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Production for her work PLASTIC; the 2015 Herb Alpert Award; the 2012 President’s Award for Performing Arts from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship; and a 2009 Grants to Artists Award from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Hassabi holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She is represented by Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn and The Breeder, Athens. The artist is based in New York.