Melanie Manchot explores portraiture as a performative and participatory practice. Working across lens-based media, Manchot’s work often propose or construct situations in which forms of behaviour reveal themselves and become performances in their own right.
This exhibition celebrates Manchot’s work as a filmmaker on the tenth anniversary of her first videowork. The eleven films presented here, selected by Manchot herself and supported by an exhibition text by Charlotte Cotton, represent the first time a collection of these works have been presented.
Manchot’s work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at Whitechapel Gallery and The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Cornerhouse, Manchester; in addition to manifold group exhibitions including at Thessaloniki Biennale, the 52nd Venice Biennale and the premiere Moscow Biennale.
Manchot is represented by Gallery m, Bochum; Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.