Marina Fokidis is a curator and writer based in Athens, Greece. She was appointed Head of the Artistic Office, Athens (in 2014) and curatorial advisor for documenta 14. She is the founder of Kunsthalle Athena and South as a State of Mind, a biannual arts and culture magazine. In 2011 Fokidis was one of the curators of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial. She has also been the commissioner and the curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 51rst Venice Biennial (2003). Fokidis was Research Fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (2014), and Vila Sul, Bahia, awarded by the Goethe Institut São Paulo (2017). From 2015-2017, Fokidis was a member of the nomadic professional residency program Museal Episodes in Salvador, La Paz, Johannesburg and Athens by Goethe Institut and Kulturstiftung des Bundes. In 2018, Fokidis has been granted a research and writing award for the Sacatar Foundation for a research and writing residency in the island of Itaparica/Brazil, working with members and archives of alternative moderni(ties) and their various knowledges around the broader issue on the “cultivation of art and an all beings inclusive society”.