Mariana Vassielva (b. 1964, Antonovo, Bulgaria) lives and works in Berlin. Mariana received her schooling in the town of Strazhitsa. Over the period 1994-2000 she studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her work was featured in Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal); Tate Britain (UK); Centre Pompidou (Paris); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid); Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA); The Israel Museum (Jerusalem); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg); Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst (Bremen); Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Kiel); Edition Block (Berlin); The Stenersen Museum, (Oslo); Total Museum (Seoul); Hong Kong Arts Centre (Hong Kong). She has participated in 17th Biennale of Sydney, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art, Biennale Vento Sul in Curitiba, Brasil, 1st Bienal del Fin del Mundo – Ushuaia (Argentina). Her works are part of the collections: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; Rene Block Collection, Berlin; Koc Museum, Istanbul; The Israel Museum, Israel; La Caixa / Caja de Ahorros de El Monte y Fundacion el Monte, Spain; Lemaitre, London-Paris; Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany; Lidice Memorial and private collections. Her work belongs to the genres of video, sculpture, drawing, and installation.