Marianna Christofides (b.1980, Nicosia) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Visual and Media Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Athens and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She then completed her Postgraduate Degree in Media Arts and Film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2010 she received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Grant for Visual Arts by the City of Cologne. In 2009, Christofides represented Cyprus in the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe where she won the Resartis-Worldwide-Network-of-Artist-Residencies Award. Christofides represented Cyprus at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art together with artist Elizabeth Hoak-Doering.