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In Progress: Mariana Valencia

About the Artist

Mariana Valencia is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, New York, where she has held residencies at Chez Bushwick-Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (2013), New York Live Arts Studio Series (2013–14), ISSUE Project Room (2015), Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2016-18) and Gibney Dance (2019). Nationally and internationally, she has held residencies at Pieter in Los Angeles (2014), the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon (2018) and in Serbia and Macedonia.

As a performer, Valencia has worked with Lydia Okrent, Jules Gimbrone, Elizabeth Orr, Kate Brandt, A. K. Burns, Em Rooney, robbinschilds, Kim Brandt, Fia Backström, and MPA. Valencia is a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakthrough Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient (2018), a Jerome Foundation 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 (2012–15) and is the coeditor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence (2016–17). Valencia holds a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, (2006) with a concentration in dance and ethnography.