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Melanie Manchot

Biography of Melanie Manchot
* 1966 Germany, lives and works in London

1988-89 New York University, New York
1989-90 City University, London, England, MA in Arts & Education
1990-92 Royal College of Art, London, England, MFA in Photography

Melanie Manchot studied at New York University and the Royal College of Art in London. She works with photography, film, video and sound. Participatory and collaborative strategies are central elements of her artistic practice, which often moves at the interface of documentary and staged forms.
Solo exhibitions at MAC VAL Museum for Contemporary Art, Paris, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel. Her works are represented in numerous international collections.

Melanie Manchot's Website


 


Melanie Manchot at the opening of
LEAP after The Great Ecstasy
Galerie m Bochum, 2011



Awards & Prizes
2020
RPS Preis und Ehrenstipendium
2017
The Jarman Award 2017 Shortlist
2012
Oriel Davies Price, Oriel Davies Open, Wales (cat)
2005
British Council Travel Grant
2004
Arts Coucil of England Grant
2002
Welde Kunstpreis, Germany
St James Group Photography Prize (nomination)
2001
ifa, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
1999
British Council Award (Grants to Artists Scheme)
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award
1997
Arts for everyone Award, through the Arts Council of England
1992
Chesterton Award
Fuji Award

Teaching Appointments
Visiting and Part time lectureships at the following selected institutions:
1995-2006
Goldsmith College, University of London, England
New York University, New York, USA
London College of Printing, England (MA & BA)
Royal College of Art, London, England
Central Saints Martin College of Art & Design,London, England
Middlesex University, London, England
The Architectural Association, London, England
Westminster University, London, England
Kent Institute of Art and Design, England
1993-1997
Lecturer Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, England


Selected Solo Shows
2020
snowdance, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
2019
Mountainworks (Montafon), Inn situ, Innsbruck
Open Stage. Back Stage, Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
2018
Dance (All Night, Paris) Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, internationale tanzmesse nrw
Open Ended Now, MAC VAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine
2017
Dance (All Night, London), Art Night 2017, Exchange Square, Broadgate, London
11/18, Galerie m Bochum
2016
People Places Propositions, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Dance (All Night, Paris), Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover (KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen)
2015
Twelve, Galerie m Bochum
Twelve, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Twelve, Peckham Platform, London
The Gift, Bloomberg SPACE, London
fig-2 | 37/50, The Studio, ICA, The Mall, London
2014
Tracer, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales
2013
National Skills Academy, Essex, UK
Tracer, Woon Tai Jee Studio, BALTIC 39, Newcastle
2011
Gathering, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
Leap after The Great Ecstasy, Galerie m Bochum
2010
Celebration (Cyprus Street), The Whitechapel Gallery, London
2009
KISS, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (Nuit Blanche)
2008
May happyness knock you over, Brighton Museum & Fine Art Galleries, Brighton East Sussex, UK
Menschen und Orte, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany
2007/2008
Shave, Biennale Venedig, New Forest Pavillion, Palazzo Zenobio, Italien
2007
Shave, Galerie m Bochum, Germany
Security, Goff + Rosenthal, New York
2006
Security, FRED, London, England
Moscow Girls und andere Geschichten, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Security, Lolita, Madrid, Spain
2005
Stories from Russia, The Photographers Gallery, London, England
2004
Moscow Girls, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
2003
Love is a stranger, Leicester City Art Gallery, England
Phoenix Art Leicester, Public Video projection “For a moment a stage”, England
Melanie Manchot, The Tea Building, off site Rhodes + Mann project, London, England
2002
Cornerhouse Manchester, England
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, England
Focalpoint Gallery, Southend, England
University of Illinois Art Gallery, USA
2001
just one kiss?, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
Art Sway, New Forest, England
Fotogalerie in der Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany
2000
Intimate Distance, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, England
1999
look at you loving me, Poster Project, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA
travers, Galerie Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Fiebig, Berlin, Germany
1998
OUT, Poster Project, South Kensington, London, England
lifelines, The Bracknell Art Gallery, South Hill Park & Bonington Galleries, Nottingham
lifelines, Galerie Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
Behind the Screen, Public Art Project, York, England
look at you loving me, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England (plus book launch)
1997
Mater et Materia, Hartlepool Art Gallery, England
lifelines, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England
1996
Well Cured, The Cut Gallery, London, England
1995
Posta Restante, Arquivo Fotografico, Lisbon, Portugal
1994
Galerie Augustus, Berlin, Germany
Cut Gallery, London, England
Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, England
1993
Kunsthaus Mettmann, Duesseldorf, Germany
Photofusion Gallery, London, England

Selected Group Shows
2021
privat - öffentlich, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Bavaria
Female Fame, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Grenzfälle des Raumes, Galerie m
2020
Honeymoon, Viborg Kunsthal
Folklore, Centre Pompidou, Metz
2019
Made in Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Galerie m | 3. Mai 1969 - 3. Mai 2019
2017
Le Baiser dans l'art de Rodin à nos jours, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais
Out of Bounds, Jarman Award Tour across the UK
Transient Space, Parafin, London
2016-2017
Standby, Orangerie Schloss Rheda und Werkstatt Bleichhäuschen Steinweg, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
2016
Marler Medienkunst-Preise 2016, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
2015
TWELVE, 68° Festival del film Locarno
Festival of the Unconscious, Freud Museum London
A Light shines in the Darkness, Touring Exhibtion, diverse churches in England
Work, Rest and Play. British Photography from 1960s to Today, Touring Exhibition (OCT Loft, Shenzhen, China)
Walking Sculpture 1967-2015, deCordova. Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
2014
Video Studio V: The Rhythm is ... Zeitliche Muster im Bewegten Bild, Museum Folkwang, Essen
/seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
Walk On. From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 years of Art Walking, Plymouth Arts Centre
Paris champ & hors champ. Photographies et vidéos contemporaines, Galerie des bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris
When the grid goes soft, MOTInternational, London
UHF 42, Wattan.TV, Ramallah, Palästina
in: "It's all about the river", Cargreen, Landulph Memorial Hall
2013
Videonale.14 Festival For Contemporary Video Art, Auditorium im Kunstmuseum Bonn
2012
Toronto Photography Festival
Situation(s) [48°47’34’’ N / 2°23’14’’ E], Musée Mac/Val, Paris
Oriel Davies Open
Play it again, Sam, Galerie m Bochum
2011
Sex Drive, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
13. Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Videonale, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Polen
Videonale 13, GoMA, Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK
Nuit Blanche, Paris
No Neutral Ground, Deutsche Botschaft, London, UK
Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2010
Journeys with no return, The A Foundation, London, England
Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London, England
Do you see me?/Siehst Du mich?, Galerie m Bochum,
Die Ausstellung ist Bestandteil von next 1 – discussing photography, ein Projekt der Kulturhauptstadt Europas RUHR.2010
Journeys with no return, Galerie Nord, Kunstverein Tiergarten zur 6. Biennale, Berlin
Fight und Spat: Impakt Festival 2010 Matrix City, Utrecht
2009
Desaturated - British Film and Video Art, New Centre for Arts and Culture, Bangkok
Insomniac Promenades, Petach Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Vollendete Zukunft, Galerie Parterre, Berlin
The Kiss of a Lifetime, Roque Project Space, Manchester
Nuit blanche, Paris
Thessaloniki Biennale 2: Art in Times of Uncertainly, Thessaloniki
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Deutschland und China, Wuhan Museum of Fine Arts, VR China
Journey with no return, Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey
2008
Gleichheit - Równosc, Galeria Programm, Warschau, Polen
Promenades Insomniaques - Schlafen und Träumen in zeitgenössischer Kunst, Passage de Retz, Paris
2007
Global Feminisms , Brooklyn Art Museum, New York
My Vision, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim
Eine Frage (nach) der Geste, Fotohof, Salzburg
Shave, Biennale Venedig, New Forest Pavillon, Italien
2006
Portraits - The view behind the mask, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
Territories of Freedom, Moscow Centre For the Arts, Russia
1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Fotofreo Festival of Photography, Fremantle, Australia
European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany
Anstoss Berlin - Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Summertime, Galerie m Bochum, Germany
Animalcity, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Bulgaria Bienale, Shumen, Bulgaria
Rohkunstbau: Three Colours-Blue, Schloss Gross Leuthen, Brandenburg, Germany
Urp! Dieci posizioni tra pubblico e privato, Assessorato alla Pubblica Istruzione della Regione, Kuratiert von Giuliana Altea und Mark Gisbourne, Cagliardi, Sardinien, Italien
2005
First Moscow Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Art Digital. M'Ars Gallery, Mosco, Russia
Detroit International Film + Video Festival, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
After Dark. Film + Video Festival, Custard Factory, Birmingham
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds, England
Anonyme Portraits, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2004
Naked, The Academy of the West of England, Bristol, England
moving images, tank.tv, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Arte et Naturaleza, Jardin Botanico, Bogota, Colombia
2003
Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Boston, USA
Furtive Gaze, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Bid, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
Of Bodies and other Things. German Photography in the 20th Century, City Gallery, Prague, Chech Republic.
Touring to Deutsches Museum, Berlin/ Museum
Bochum, Germany/House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Trigger Happy, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
East Wing, Courtauld Institute, London, England
2002
Intimacy, The Russel Coates Museum & Art Gallery, Bournmouth, England
Odalisque, Mafuji Gallery, London, England
Welde Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany
Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
St James Group Ltd Photography Prize, Flowers East Gallery, London
Over Time, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London
2001
Something happened, Hasselblad Centre, Goteburg, Sweden
Don't go to work, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
Love me/Love me, Galerie La Peripherie, Paris, France
Video Umbrella, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, England
Adorn/Equip, Leicester City Art Gallery + Oriel 31, Wales + Bradford Industrial Museum +
Rugby Museum & Art Gallery + London Institute Gallery
2000
Spaete Freiheiten, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
The Insanity Benefit, Vilma Gold, London, England
Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London, England
Fusion, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
Crossing Place, Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
1998
The Whitechapel Open, London, England
The Ugly Show, Leeds Metropolitan Museum + touring
The Century of the Body, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal & Musee de l' Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Spaete Freiheiten, Historisches Museum Bielefeld, Germany
Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg & Siemens Kulturforum, Muenchen, Germany
1997
Caren Golden Gallery, New York, USA
1996
Mauvais Genre, Mais de Reims, Reims, France
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh + tour
We don't talk about it, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England
1995
Outpost, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Gallery, London, England
1994
The South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, England
1992
Royal College of Art, London, England
1991
Treading a fine line, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England (plus touring)

papers/lectures/conferences
2004
The Oxford Brookes Photography Colloquium, paper on performative portraiture
ICA, What is beauty, artists presentation and panel discussion with Alain de Botton, Howard Caygil and John Armstrong

2005
Performance, Gender + Identity, Tate Modern Symposium
Photography in the 90s, Tate Britain Conference

2006
Photography Now: The Portait, Tate Modern
2008
London and the City as a Stage, GSK Contemporary, London

Public Collections
Collection Deutscher Bundestag
Collection Skulpturenmuseum Glaskaten Marl
Arts Council Collection, England
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Bucknell Art Gallery Collection, USA
DG Bank Collection, Germany
Joel & Sherry Mallin Collection, USA
Mead Collection, Warwickshire University , England
Unilever Collection, England
Staedtische Gallery Wolfsburg, Germany
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
FMAC (Fonds municipal d’art contemporain), Paris
National Skills Academy, Essex, UK

Publications
Open Ended Now, MAC VAL, exhibition catalogue, 2018
100, ed.: Bergbahnen Engelberg Titlis, Edition: 5000 dt./2.000 engl.
Moscow Girls + Other Stories, Haus am Waldsee,
exhibition catalogue, Berlin, Germany, 2006.
Art Photography Now, Susan Bright, Thames + Hudson, England, 2005.
The Portrait Now, Sandy Nairne, National Portrait Gallery Publications,
London, England, 2006.
The Photograph as contemporary Art, Charlotte Cotton,
Thames + Hudson, England, 2004.
Five, The Labyrinth of the Gaze, edited by Gavin Turk, England, 2004.
Miser & Now, inaugural issue, Keith Talent Gallery, England, 2004.
Von Koerpern und anderen Dingen. Deutsche Fotografie im 20. Jahrhundert,
Klaus Honnef & Gabriele Honnef-Harling, Edition Braus, 2003.
Der imperfekte Mensch, Boehlau Verlag, Edited by Petra Lutz, Thomas Macho,
Gisela Staupe, Heike Zirden, Germany 2003.
For a moment, a stage, Public Art Leicester, with a text by Chris Townsend, 2003.
Breast, Maura Spiegel & Lithe Sebesta, Workman Publishing Company, USA, 2002.
Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Fotobuch Nr. 29/2002.
Prestel Lexikon der Fotografen, Reinhold Misselbeck,
Prestel Verlag, Germany, 2002.
Love is a stranger, Monograph, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 2001.
The Century of the Body, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, London 2000.
Ist die Photographie am Ende, mdv Mitteldeutscher Verlag 2000.
The Saatchi Gift, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2000.
Spaete Freiheiten, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1999.
Love and Desire, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, England, 1999.
The Saatchi Decade, Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, 1999.
Public Sightings, Cornerhouse Publications, England, 1999.
look at you loving me, Monograph, Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag,
Basel, Switzerland, 1998.
Seeing Ourselves, Women Self portraiture, Franzes Borzello,
Thames Hudson, 1998.
Vile Bodies, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1998.