Marina Miliou-Theocharaki (b. Αthens) is a performer, writer and curator based in Αthens, Greece.
She studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, UK as well as at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, where she lived and worked for seven years.
In her work, she orients herself around definitions of the body and its relation to literature and choreography. She often investigates a body’s manifestations within prescribed sociopolitical milieus. She writes, uses her voice, moves and makes pieces that are triggered from thematics of gender, unfamiliarity, exposure and despair. By exploring the layered historicity of her voice, she tries to empower it by noticing its performative variances.
Selected exhibition spaces or performance venues include: Lost and Shared at Oneminutespace, Athens; On the Tip of the Tongue at Enterprise Projects, Athens; It Moves and it Shouts at Haus n Athen, Greece; One, International Tour with Yuri Revich, Megaron – The Αthens Concert Hall, Greece; ROMANSUSAN, Chicago, IL; Vienna Ballhaus, Austria; Figure One Gallery, Champaign, IL; Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL; Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago, IL; Den Theater, Chicago, IL; Dfbrl8tr Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL; as well as Cook County Jail, Chicago, IL.
Miliou-Theocharaki is co-founder of the quarterly online curatorial platform Tamaas / تماس / επαφή, and was 2016 Hatch Resident at Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, USA.
From 2016-17 she was ASFA Liaison and Curatorial Assistant for documenta14, in Αthens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany. The following years she worked in production for the choreographer and dancer Alexandra Bachzetsis. In 2018, she participated in the Breaking Art workshop for composers and choreographers at Megaron – The Αthens Concert Hall. She currently works in the curatorial and production team of the B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Arts and Music.
In 2019 she was a selected as a danceWEB Scholar for ImPulsTanz – Vienna international Dance Festival.
Miliou Theocharaki is a participant of the Critical Practices Program of Onassis Air 2019-2020.