Marina Christodoulidou (Cyprus, 1991) is an independent researcher and curator. Traversing curatorial formats, her practice emerges from critical, artist-led infrastructures and self-organized initiatives. Her projects often take the form of discursive exhibitions, writing, socially engaged practice and architecture. On the crossroads between disciplines, Marina's decolonial reading of Cyprus history act as a departure point for her research and approach. Through de Appel CP, together with her peers, she is interested in exploring working methods and tactics that confabulate collective curatorial practice.
Marina has previously worked for the Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale (2015-19), and co-curated the Anachoresis project which represented Cyprus at the Architecture Biennale (2021). Anachoresis proposed the table as an object which projects a spatial protocol of sociality. Selected projects include hypersurfacing (2019) at NiMAC in Nicosia, an exhibition and a forum showcasing the synergies and plurality of contemporary art practices in Cyprus and internationally. The Broken Pitcher (2020-) is an ongoing collaborative project that re-enacts an eviction story, with the colonial history of debt as its backdrop, and seeks out potentials for interacting with it. The Broken Pitcher has been presented in public squares across Cyprus, at Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia; Beirut Art Center; GfZK, Leipzig.