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currently working on a book and video, thanks in part to support from The Mondriaan Fund and the KNIR/KNAW fellowship


check out my public talk in Rome with Entomologist Silvia Ghesini (U.Bologna) and Curator Virginija Januskeviciute (CAC Vilnius) on July 1, 2021 here  


happy to finally announce the winners of the Sedje Hémon Open Call that I organized with the support of the Sedje Hémon Foundation here




Where are you from? Da dove vieni? (2020)

Blood, Sweat and Fears (2020)

Termite Cities (2020)

Interview in Dutch about Nile Blue A (2021)

Reflection on Ways of Knowing in "Estuaries"(2021) 




Marianna Maruyama is an artist and writer living in The Hague. She is interested in love, labour, and translation. Her work has been performed and exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), documenta14 Parliament of Bodies, Kassel (DE), The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Manifesta 11, Zurich (CH), The Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL), IMPAKT festival, Utrecht (NL) and CAC Vilnius (LT).  Selected publications include: Performing Security (The Fifth Season, 2019); Translation as Method (Kunstlicht, 2017), Three Movements (Casco/DAI, 2013), Farocki’s Living Room (Harun Farocki Institut, 2018). Since 2016, she has been active as an artist-researcher at the invitation of the Sedje Hémon Foundation in The Hague.