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  1. Marianna Tsionki (b. 1980, Athens) is a curator and writer currently based in Manchester. She holds a BA in Multimedia Design from Huddersfield University and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London. She is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at the Manchester School of Art investigating the role of the curatorial in knowledge production and developing systematic methods for integrating research into exhibitions. Her research examines contemporary discourses at the intersection of art, architecture & technology focusing on spatial production, climate change, eco-aesthetics and migration. 

    She is currently the senior curator at the CFCCA in Manchester where she leads the Programmes and Engagement team to commission and produce exhibitions, performances, residencies, publications, engagement and research activities. She is developing co-commissions, tours and collaborations nationally and internationally. Tsionki has initiated a number of successful new commissions and exhibitions including Cheng Ran's Diary of a Madman - Manchester Plan (2019), Miao Ying's Love's Labor's Lost (2019), MAP Office's Solid Sea Liquid Land (2017) as well as A Cinematic Museum of the Everyday at Next Mixing, Shanghai (2019), Future Cities at CFCCA (2019), Chinternet Ugly at CFCCA (2019), Aquatopia at CFCCA (2018), Digital Matters at CFCCA (2017), Polyrhythmia at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, (2017) and she is currently working on Metereological Mobilities opening in May 2020 at Apexart, NYC. As an independent curator she has organised exhibitions, performances, talks, conferences, film screenings and roundtable discussions.