Maria Varela (1984) is a media artist with her focus on creative technologies, data visualisation through weaving and conducting workshops. She explores how archives can be transcribed from digital to physical worlds. Maria creates digital and physical artefacts, systems, environments and live events in which concepts such as identity, memory, tradition and folklore are explored. She has presented her work in several exhibitions in Greece and abroad, in museums such as EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art) in Athens and Bozar in Brussels as well as across art festivals such as Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc Videobrasill (Sao Paolo), Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Siggraph in Vancouver, Transmediale in Berlin, ISWC in Seattle, Piksel in Bergen, Amber in Istanbul, Visual Dialogues 2013 Onassis Cultural Center and more. On 2021, she was awarded with the Selected Award of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Taoyuan in Taiwan. She holds a BA in Fine Arts (University of Ioannina) and an MA in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths University of London.
A stitch in times saves nine