Marina Xenofontos (b.1988, Limassol, Cyprus) lives and works in Athens, Greece. Her work examines the material and personal manifestations of ideology and knowledge. Reforming cultural memorabilia such as animatronic dinosaurs, puzzles, and gold and silver plated gates and doors, Xenofontos draws relations between the personal and collective memories tied to them. She views ideological narratives and political symbols through an intimate gaze, where the malfunctions in their workings become discernible, affirming them as breeding grounds for both critique and invention. Encompassing found objects, kinetic sculptures, light installations, digital and analogue avatars, writing and film, Xenofontos’ practice captures methods for recovering the fantastical, imaginary aspects of culture obscured through historical recording.