Her work is informed by experimental ethnography and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and application of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, historical narrative, and communities.
Maria Anastassiou (b. Cyprus 1982) is an artist/filmmaker based in London. She uses analogue and digital media in moving image, social practice and curatorial projects. Her work is informed by experimental ethnographic approaches to documentary and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and application of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, historical narrative, communities, individuals and other artists. Many of her projects are collaborative and defined by an exchange with other artists and the public, across disciplines and presentational platforms.
Selected Screenings and Exhibitions: New Cinema Competition, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2020), Way My It Did I Art Exchange Gallery, Colchester, Selection 08 Courtisane Festival, Ghent, Belgium (2019), Light and Dark (Park) LUX, London, Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC USA (2017), The Equilibrists Benaki Museum Athens, Contact Artists’ Film Festival Apiary Studios London, Negative Light Microscope Gallery, NYC USA (2016). Recent commissions include: New Geographies (2018), Bedford Creative Arts (2016, 2017), Creative Europe Program (2015-2017). She is a recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art (2010) and an ACME Studios Residency (2017-2023).