Marina Manot (Madrid, 1990) work is mainly photographic, playing with technical unpredictability and making special emphasize in portraying the noise of the moment through disposable cameras and polaroids. She feels comfortable researching drawing, video art and a mix of artistic methodologies.
Manot studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico and the European University of Madrid. After graduation, she started a journey around the world without destination. Finally in 2015 she moved to Los Angeles living as a nomadic in her van while touring the country.
During 8 years she has studied the use of the body as a weapon for political action. Obsessed with the power of now and the need to exist in the present moment, she takes as a starting point whatever surrounds her to investigate the relationship of the individual with its context. The interaction with others, the reinterpretation of known places, the pleasure of the instantaneous and the analysis of the boundaries between public and private spaces are key points in her artistic production.
In 2015, she published “Manual of Psiconáutica” with the publishing house Lapsus Calami. In it she develops the idea of visual lyric by mixing texts in poetic code with analogical photographs.
In her spare time she plans how to take over the world.
Collective exhibition “El cuerpo reinterpretado”June 2018 - September 2018
Collective exhibition “El cuerpo reinterpretado”, at NUE Gallery (Valencia). Curated by Jean Marc Sanchez (with the polaroid photo series “Selfies”)
Press: Arte Informado
December 2017 – February 2018
Individual exhibition “Ahora es siempre paraíso”
Individual exhibition “Ahora es siempre paraíso” at Espacio sin Título (Cano Estudio) Madrid. Curated by Juan Zamora González. A dialogue between the subjectivity of the viewer and the architecture of different places is initiated through polaroid photographs.
Press: Arte Informado, Interviú, La ventana del arte, Revista AD, Telva, Tribus Ocultas, 20minutos