Marina Szijarto

Visual, celebration, and installation artist

Marina is a professional visual, celebration and installation artist with a diverse arts practice.  She works within the mediums of community engaged rites and celebrations, theatre, dance, performance, public and visual art. Much of her work is site specific, being created for, and with, a particular landscape, community or season. She is the Art and Technical Director at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery All Souls event (in its 10th year), the Creative and Artistic Director of A Midsummer Fete (with Metro Vancouver) – a celebration of art, environment and organic farming at Colony Farm Regional Park, and the Creative Director of the Richmond Maritime Festival. Marina has received two Jessie Richardson Awards, plus seven nominations, for outstanding costume design, set design and mask/puppet design for her work in the lower mainland professional theatre community, and was publicly recognized by the City of Vancouver in the 2012 ‘Remarkable Women’ awards.