Cave of Crystals

A site-specific installation representing an abstraction of the geometric forms found on Selenite crystal caves. Installed in a stairwell of the Medina Highschool, as part of the 2019 PLAY/GROUND exhibition, a Resource:Art project in partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)

Volume 1: Aggregation

A series of play objects inspired by aggregate forms found in nature, such as tree rings, crystal formations, and graded landscapes. The sculptures and installation trigger complex stimuli for the viewer/participant, enabling a cross-dialog between architecture and the senses. The public is encouraged to endlessly modify the structures, allowing for multiple interpretations of the pieces, and…

From There to Here

An interactive woven sculpture, part of “8 Hour Projects,” an annual event presented by the Art Galleries of Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA. The exhibition features 10 artists making art on site for 8 hours, with the public invited to observe and participate. Curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller.


A new body of abstract works using thread, cloth, wire and natural fibers. The exhibition is a celebration of the handmade at a time of heightened industrialization, as a quest to find a more modern expression of the materials and methods. The result are hybrid shapes and forms that echo both nature and technology. The designs…

SWARMS v2.0 – Erie Ecosystem

Interactive diagrams and kinetic installation using weaving rover robots to represent the interactions between biological species in Erie County, NY. Presented by UB Situated Technologies Studio, as part of MFA coursework. Wire, thread, toy rover robots.

SWARMS v1.0 – Maiden Voyage

A suspended interactive installation for weaving drone. Presented by UB Art Galleries, as part of the first-year MFA exhibition “It’s Not Me, It’s You”. Plexiglass, thread, toy drone.

Who Are We

A collaborative exploration of form, light and density. A latex curtain provides a diffused presence of the human body, which gets weighted and deformed as it balances on the edge of a water body. Performance by Alicia Marvan and Johannes Zits. Video and sculpture by Anne O’Callaghan. Presented whilst in residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Ontario, August…

Knot Garden

Inspired by local landscape and social entanglements, this performative ‘playground’ uses local abundant materials such as sand and rope. A collaboration with Johannes Zits, created while in residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island. Presented with support from The Tree Museum, the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.

Family Portrait

When creating art, it makes a difference having access to the right tools and materials, specially when constructing large scale sculpture, installation or land art. This very known fact became increasingly apparent at my recent Fieldwork residency, where I had the fortune to have full access to ceramic and wood shops. The objective? to develop a series of what I’m…

Vita Mina

A movement, fabric and voice exploration at the Dos Estrellas Gold Mine, Tlalpujahua, Mexico by Alicia Marván and Carmina Escobar. Sultry sounds and flickery dust filled the space, cut with light beams and the undulating movements of the fabric.

In Someone’s Corner

The only empty corner of a borrowed apartment in Berlin. Two dancers, married to each other. Each one dances in the corner at different times. Directed by Alicia Marván. Performed by Andrew Wass and Kelly Dalrymple-Wass. Edited by Andrew Wass.