Maria Mandea is a playful media artist and designer interested in working within social contexts. Considering viewers as players and collaborators in the artwork, she disregards disciplinary boundaries and likes to work between fields. With a background in object design and, before that, in algorithm thinking, she creates objects that contain sets of rules for imagined situations in which players can become immersed.
The recurring themes in her work are togetherness, reaching common aesthetic decision within groups and the post-industrial, post-socialist context in which she lives.