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Born in London 1970 - living and working in Rome and London

2024 Exhibitions and Events

Slack - durational performance. Trinity Laban, London. 26.03.2024

Incubator - group exhibition curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi and Fabrizzio Pizzuto, Castello di Rocca Sinibalda 12.2023 - 02.2024 


2020 - 2023

EXHIBITION - group show curated by Anja Foerschner, Atelier, San Lorenzo, Roma. 07.2023
It doesn’t get better than this - installation in collaboration with Bea Campbell, Atelier, San Lorenzo, Roma. 06.06.2023 

INFLUMINE - group show, Abbazia di Sant’Andrea in Flumine, Ponzano Romano (RM). 05.2023 – 07.2023

Looking for the Exit - 3 day durational performance. RUFA space, Roma. 12.4.2023 – 14.4.2023

MIDLIFE: painting, performance and paraphernalia - solo show, Progetto Esthia, Trastevere, Roma. 13.01.2023

Open Studio - L'Atelier, San Lorenzo, Roma.  06.12.2022

Chalk walk - 45’ durational performance, Piazza San Marco, Venice.  19.10.2022

Accade! - group show, La Nuova Pesa, Roma.  July-September 2022

The space behind me / A spectacular waste of time - 9hr durational performance. RUFA space, Roma.  23.05.2022

Collaborations and Collectives.

Mouldy Moments: research projects with Bea Campbell (since 2022)

Meanwhilers: women only artist collective (since 2022)

Area 7073: work as work and the work of making art - video and performance by Marina Collard and Henrietta Hale (since 2018)

The Container Movement Collective: research and performance (Since 2016)

2000 – 2020
Events and Commissions

Area 7073: Motorways, video installation (2020) and Clean Dream Dream Clean, video installation with performance (2018-2020)

Shiv Nadar University Commission, Uttar Pradesh: AND NOW WHAT? online project (2021)

Transition Dance Company Commission: Many much, many much too many – International Tour (2018/19)

Ambedkar University Commission, Delhi: On disturbance, instability and being here - Delhi and London (2019)

Evolution Festival @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford: The act of becoming vertical (2019)

Tanz@Namedy Festival, Namedy Andernarch, Germany Something’s Going (2018)

Kronos quartet honorary award commission with Tony Thatcher - In C, Silent, silent version of Terry Riley’s In C London (2017)

Horniman Museum, London. Scores, performed by The Container Movement Collective (2017)

What this is, is... multimedia event with artists Tom Paine, Michael Mannion, Paul Newland and Tony Wadham. (Uk2016-18)

ICA, London, Le Relais, Normandy and other venues in France - And So It Goes On (2015)

Still Going: Performances include: British Council Theatre, Delhi, India (2015) Canada (2014), London (2013 and 2014)

Festival de la Dance Marseill Selves and others – Commission (2015)

Hayward Gallery and Trip Space Commission The Body in and as Space (2014)

Purcell Rooms, Southbank London – Ether with Graham Fitkin (2011)

The Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, London. Watching Paint Dry - Summer Collection Commission (2006)

Film series - collaborations with film maker Tom Paine


Something from nothing (2013), x2 (2005), DIP (2004), River 2 Cold (2003), Left (2002),

River: 2’31”, Dark Van 3: 4’24”, The Hall: 4’47” - film series (2001)


Choreographic Residencies

Studio 307 Manchester, (February 2020)

La Traversée Residencies at Le Relais, France, (September 2015)

Chisenhale Dance Space, Refine Residency, (December 2014)

Germinator Scheme. ODF R+D support for 2 seasons, (2012-2013 and 2013 -2014)

PAF France (2007)

Bath University - Associate Artist (2004/05)

Beaconsfield Art Space Vauxhall (2000)

PAL Choreographer’s Lab, Bore Place Kent (1999)

Sound Moves, choreographic residency at The Place (1999)

Commissions in Higher Education

MA Performance: Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance (2018-2019) Many much, many much too many for Transitions Dance Company

MA Performance Practice (Dance) - Ambedkar University Delhi, India (2019) On disturbance, Instability and being here is a research project undertaken with MA Performance Practice (Dance) students for the Investigating Practice Module, completing with a studio-based performance integrating video projections and live performance.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance -Why I’m not talking 2018, Shell suit 2015, Something from Nothing 2013, again and again 2008 and Falling and Failing 2005

Coventry University - Why Dance 2012, London Contemporary Dance School - Somewhere in Zone 4 2010 , INTOTO London Studio Centre 2007, Roehampton University 2007.

Performing / Teaching / Mentoring


Marina has an extensive career in the field of  contemporary dance as a choreographer, performer and teacher in professional and educational settlings. She has performed for ceramicist Claire Twomey, theatre director Deborah Warner and a wide range of independent choreographers and dance companies. Funded by the British Council, her work has been shown in India, Russia and Canada. Marina is a visiting lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Other institutions where she has worked include London Contemporary Dance School, Central Saint Martin’s (Design for Dance), Centre National de Dance Contemporaine(Angers, France) Henny Jurriens Foundation Amsterdam, Holland. Tanz Theatre Freiburg and Heidelberg Germany. Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore India, Gati Dance Summer Choreographic Residency, Delhi, India, Ambedkar University Delhi India. Akademgorodok – Novosibirsk, Russia. 


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