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BERIO, Marina

PORTRAIT-BERIOBorn in 1966 in Boston, United States.

Lives and works in New York.


Marina Berio grew up in New York City and in Italy. In school, she studied photography alongside drawing, sculpture and art history.

Her photographic work often deals with physicality, surface and space, and explores the boundaries of the photographic medium, imbuing it with a material presence. She has avoided overt narrative and declamation to favour quiet, open-ended imagery, which defies simple classification and signals an existential and meditative frame of mind.

Berio has received the Aaron Siskind Foundation Award and a Pollock/Krasner Grant, and has been invited to various residencies including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Schloss Plüschow in Germany.

She has exhibited at various galleries and art spaces internationally, including Michael Steinberg Fine Arts, New York, the Rencontres d’Arles in France and Acta International in Rome, Italy. Berio earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Bard College, and is acting chair of the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City.



Marina Berio presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2004, nominated for the 2004 Project Assistance Grant Award and in 2009: Marina Berio in Arles.