Marian Mayland was born in Bocholt, Germany, in 1988. Since 2013, after completing her studies in painting, Mayland has been working postconceptually with various media. She holds an MFA from Basel's Art Institute and took part in KKH Stockholm's postgraduate program Philosophy in the Context of Art, taught by Peter Osborne. Her short film works have been shown in various contexts across Europe. Recent screenings include IDFA Amsterdam, Kasseler Dokfest, and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.