Mariana Valencia, is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, American Realness, AUNTS, The Chocolate Factory, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and internationally in Norway, Serbia and Macedonia. Valencia is a Whitney Biennial artist (2019), a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient (2018), a Jerome Travel and Study Grant fellow (2014-15), a Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation grant recipient (2010-13) and a Movement Research GPS/Global Practice Sharing artist (2016/17). She is a founding member of the No Total reading group and she has been the co-editor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence (2016-17). In New York she’s has held residencies at Chez Bushwick (2013), New York Live Arts Studio Series (2013-14), ISSUE Project Room (2015), Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2016-18), Gibney Dance Center (2019), Movement Research (2019), and at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR (2018). As a performer, Valencia has worked with Lydia Okrent, Jules Gimbrone, Elizabeth Orr, Kate Brandt, AK Burns, Em Rooney, robbinschilds, Kim Brandt, Fia Backstrom and MPA. She has published two books of performance texts in 2019 entitled "Album" (Wendy's Subway) and "Mariana Valencia's Bouquet" (3 Hole Press). Valencia holds a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA (2006) with a concentration in dance and ethnography.
photo credits from left to right: Madeline Best, ©Ian Douglas, ©Ian Douglas and ©Paula Court.