Marilena Koutsoukou was born in Athens, Greece. She obtained a double BA in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University, USA, and a MA in Museum and Gallery Practice from UCL. She started her career in the Arts at the British Museum, working for the Middle Eastern Team.
She has organized and curated many international cultural projects, as well as group and solo exhibitions, including in Athens, Mykonos, Doha, Copenhagen and Melbourne. Her last curatorial project, ‘Aegean Desert’ was the first institutional collaboration between Greece and Qatar.
She is passionate about Public Art and has participated in the Public Art Forum in Doha, organized by Qatar Museums, Qatar Foundation and the British Council, as a Speaker. She is also the Head of the Arts and Culture Cluster, Co-head of the Sparta Project and a founding member of the Female Start Up Founders Cluster of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Women in Greece. She is also a Young Patron of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
Her boutique art platform Muse/Lab focuses on creating unique cultural bridges through the blend of diverse artistic styles.