Maria Metsalu (1990) is an Estonian choreographer and performer, currently based in Amsterdam and finishing her studies in the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in June 2016.

Maria Metsalu creates mainly solo works with an ongoing interest in the production of her own persona, self-mythologisation of it and her own autopoiesis. Exploring physical and virtual realities, bringing them together, understanding the differences of those two in terms of interaction, social exchange and transformation are important aspects of her research process. She aims to articulate relations between post Internet visual culture, identity, appropriation, telepresence and voyeurism using self referential relationships with corporate technologies. Her latest work - the third part of `Fuchsia´ project - will be launched as a virtual gallery in the end of August 2016.