Maria Sideri is an artist and researcher. Influenced by her studies in anthropology and through different research methods, her work focuses on representations of the female through archival research. Working with and through embodiment, her practice involves performance, text, voice and sound and is applying methodologies of re-enactments, possessions and participatory practices in order to create embodied archives that move away from a patriarchal vision of a space of power but become instead mediums by themselves. Maria has graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the University of Ioannina and from the postgraduate department of History of Religions at the University of Geneva. In 2012 she also completed with distinction her MFA at the Creative Practice at the Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London. She has received funding from the Arts Council of England for the Vibrant Matter/La Métachorie project and recently she was awarded the ARTWORKS SNF Artist Fellowship Program (2018) in Athens. Since March 2018 she has been a PhD candidate at the University of Western Macedonia in the Department of Applied and Visual Arts with a scholarship from IKY.