Maria Varela (Athens, 1984) works as a media artist and workshop designer seeking to develop strategies of collective production. In 2010 she completed MA in Interactive Media at Goldsmiths College, London. As an artist has presented her work in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad, in museums such as the EMST in Athens and Bozar in Brussels and art festivals such as Media Art Biennale WRO in Wroclaw, Siggraph in Vancouver, Ars Electronica in Linz, Transmediale in Berlin, ISWC (International Symposium on Wearable Computers) in Seattle, Piksel in Bergen, Amber in Istanbul, Visual Dialogues (Onassis Cultural Center) in Athens etc.She has organised and instruct creative educational programs in primary schools in London (2006-2009) and since 2010 in Athens in collaboration with Onassis Cultural Centre, EMST, Goethe Institut, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and Neon Institute. Between 2010 – 2014 was co-founder and responsible for the artistic and educational program of Frown, a platform which deals with the production of artistic events of innovative character in the sectors of creative media and performance art, as well as with the organisation of workshops. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.