Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC (2015-16), Installation view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, January 31–March 1, 2015. Courtesy the artist; Koenig & Clinton, New York; The Breeder, Athens. Photo credit, Thomas Poravas.
Maria Hassabi is a Cyprus-born, New York-based artist and choreographer. In October 2018, she performed at the Barnes Foundation as part of the Center-funded Philadelphia Museum of Dance, a daylong event co-curated by French choreographer Boris Charmatz and presented by Drexel University Westphal College. Hassabi’s performances and installations are presented worldwide in theaters, museums, galleries, and public spaces including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the 55th Venice Biennale, and documeta14 in Germany, among many others. Hassabi has received a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her work PLASTIC (2015-16); a 2015 Herb Alpert Award; the 2012 President’s Award for Performing Arts from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship; and a 2009 Grants to Artists Award from Foundation for Contemporary Arts.