Marina Gioti is a filmmaker/ visual artist born and based in Athens, Greece. She studied Chemical Engineering, Environmental Management, Filmmaking, and Media and Communication. Her work has been screened and exhibited worldwide at museums and international film festivals including Berlinale and Toronto. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, three art biennials and most recently at documenta 14, where she presented her debut feature documentary, The Invisible Hands.

With cinema at the core of her interdisciplinary practice, she explores cinematic narratives, techniques and aesthetics across media, through her videos, installations and media art works. She has a healthy obsession with found objects, stories and histories, often forgotten or parallel to the official record. An important part of her interests, expressed largely through her media art practice, is situated at the intersection of art, science and the environment.

While in Beirut, Marina is aiming to research into artifacts, people and stories of Lebanese and Middle Eastern music recordings that took place at a now derelict historic phonographic plant in Greece, alongside exploring urban psychogeographies that will eventually feed an ongoing photographic project.

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Marina Gioti
Dates of residency: January - February 2019
Born: 1972
Hometown: Athens
Lives and works: Greece
MA in Media and Political Communication National Kapodistrian University of Athens
AFECT, 2 year 16mm Filmmaking course, London UK
MSc in Environmental Pollution Science, Brunel University, London, UK
BA in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Patras, Greece