Mariana Vassileva works with the resources of sculpture, photography, video, drawing, and installation. After studying psychology and pedagogy at the University of Veliko Tarnowo, she studied theater studies at Leipzig and later fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts. Exhibitions of her work and residencies have taken her to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Tate Britain, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Stenersen Museum, Oslo; Total Museum, Seoul; and Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong. She has participated in various biennials, including the 17th Biennale of Sydney The Beauty and the Distance (2010), the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2011), and the 1st Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia (2007). Her works can be found in international collections, including the Wolfsburg Art Museum, Wolfsburg, Koc Museum, Istanbul, Rene Block Collection, Berlin and Israel Museum, Israel.
Mariana Vassileva was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from December 2016 to July 2017.