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  1. Marianna Tsionki (b. 1980, Athens) is a curator, researcher and educator currently based in Manchester. She holds a PhD in Curatorial Studies from the Manchester School of Art discussed alter-Institutionality through curatorial knowledge and aesthetic production at the intersection of art, ecology and technology. She also holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London, Visual Cultures Department and a BA in Multimedia Design from Huddersfield University. 

    Her research/practice examines curating as a critical practice and a discourse within cultural institutions; previous curatorial projects and writing have focused on the impact of globalisation, migration, and decolonisation as well as digital infrastructures and networks, ecotechnology and climate change. 

    She has initiated a number of successful new commissions and exhibitions including Ho Tzu Nyen's The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia Volume 10: N for Nameless, Cheng Ran's Diary of a Madman - Manchester Plan (2019), Miao Ying's Love's Labor's Lost (2019), MAP Office's Liquid Land | Solid Sea (2017). Among her curated projects are the exhibitions Meteorological Mobilities Apexart, NYC (2020), A Cinematic Museum of the Everyday at Next Mixing, Shanghai (2019), Future Cities at CFCCA (2019), Chinternet Ugly at CFCCA (2019),  Digital Matters at CFCCA (2017), Polyrhythmia at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, (2017) and the upcoming A Common World in Transition – An Assembly (SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, 2021). As an independent curator she has organised exhibitions, performances, talks, conferences, film screenings and roundtable discussions.