Maria Hassabi is a New York based artist and choreographer.
Her performances and installations are presented worldwide in theaters, museums, galleries, and public spaces including Centre Pompidou (Paris), K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf); documeta14 (Kassel); Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Museum of Modern Art (New York); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); The 55th Venice Biennale (Venice); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); ArtSonje (Seoul); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); steirischer herbst (Graz); Performa (New York); The Kitchen (New York); Performance Space 122 (New York) amongst others.
Hassabi's work explores the relationship between dance and sculpture, subject and object, body and image. The performance STAGED? (2016) is the first part of a performative dyptich, followed by the performance STAGING. In STAGED? the audience surrounds four performers, who intertwine with each other to form an amorphous, sculptural mass. In the endless whiteness of the digital exhibition setting, the questions about bodies and images are coming to the fore and challenge the visitors to take time for the intensive experience.
Maria Hassabi is one of the three performance artists appearing in the VR exhibition WHITE OUT curated by Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig and produced by MARTA project.