Maria Hassabi (b. 1973, Nicosia, Cyprus) is an artist and choreographer based in New York. Over the years, she has developed a distinct choreographic practice involved with the relation of the body to the image, defined by sculptural physicality and extended duration. Her works draw their strength from the tension between the human subject and the artistic object, the dancer as a performer and as a physical entity. Hassabi’s performances and installations are presented worldwide in theatres, festivals, museums, galleries and public-spaces; and has been showcased in venues such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US; Museum of Modern Art, New York, US; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US; The Kitchen, New York, US; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, US; CCS Bard Galleries at Bard College, Hudson, NY, US; Danspace Project, New York, US; PS122, New York, US; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA Festival, Oregon, US; Ballroom Marfa, Texas, US; Dance Theater Workshop, New York, US; PS1 MoMA, New York, US; and has been included in festivals such as Performa ’09 and 13’; Fi:af’s Crossing the Line Festival (2009, 2011, 2016) and LMCC’s River to River Festival (2012, 2014, 2017), most recently participating in Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017).