The work of Marina Manot (Madrid, 1990. Heteronym of Amarna Miller.) is mainly photographic, playing with technical unpredictability and placing special emphasis on portraying the noise of the moment through disposable cameras and Polaroids. She feels comfortable researching through drawing, video art and a mix of artistic methodologies.

Manot studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico and the European University of Madrid. After graduating, she started a journey around the world without destination. Finally in 2015 she moved to Los Angeles where she resides as a nomad in her van while she travels the country.

During 8 years she has studied the use of the body as a weapon for political action. Obsessed with the power of the now and the need to exist in the present moment, she takes her surroundings as a starting point to investigate the relationship of the individual with her context. The interaction with others, the reinterpretation of known places, the pleasure of the instant and the analysis of the limits 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 2021 she published the book “Vírgenes, esposas, amantes y putas”, an essay on feminism in which she analyzes what it means to be a woman in today's society.

- Revista Magenta

Occasional teacher at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid

October 2023

Teaching a two-hour workshop around the idea “Imagining a sustainable future” within the VIII Digital Communication Conference, “Digital tools to build utopian futures through citizen participation” held at the Faculty of Communication Sciences.

Exhibition “Eyes that seek to be looked at”

September 29 - October 2, 2023

Individual exhibition of the multidisciplinary project (installation and video art) “Eyes that seek to be looked at” carried out in collaboration with the artist Nassif G.R.

Press: LGN Radio

Artist Residence at Casabanchel

September 11th - October 1st, 2023

Three-week artistic residency at the Casabanchel art center (Madrid - Spain) performing the work “Eyes that seek to be looked at” together with the artist Nassif G.R. within the “Domestic Utopias” initiative.

Talk “El arte de viajar”

April 2023

One hour talk organized by the UAB Master in Travel Journalism, IATI Seguros and the Altaïr bookstore.

Press: Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación

Occasional teacher at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid

March 2023

Giving a workshop on “The travelogue and its creative process” in the subject of Audiovisual Narrative of the Degree in Fine Arts at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid.

Summary of the activity: https://youtu.be/A4_UmeOp4rc

Artistic Residence at Konvent

12th - 25th of September 2022

Two-week artistic residency at the multidisciplinary art center Konvent (Cal Rosal - Barcelona) carrying out the projects “Map of shared memories of CDMX” and “Topography of a wound”.

“Map of shared memories of Madrid”

February 2022 – May 2022

Work commissioned by La Fundación MAPFRE of Madrid around the retrospective exhibition of Jorge Ribalta’s work “Todo es verdad. Ficciones y documentos (1987-2020)”

Press: Fundación MAPFRE Cultura

Room presentation “Jorge Ribalta. Todo es verdad. Ficciones y documentos (1987-2020)”

February 2022

Presentation in the exhibition room organized by La Fundación MAPFRE through a live stream on Instagram.

Press: Fundación MAPFRE Cultura

Conversation with the artist Nicolás Villamizar about Bill Brandt’s work

July 2021

Talk commissioned by La Fundación MAPFRE through a live stream on Instagram.

Press: Fundación MAPFRE Cultura

Presentation in the collective exhibition “Woman Is Art 2020”

March 2020

Opening text reading at the “Woman is Art 2020” exhibition with Martina Hache.

Press: Neo2, Interiores, Carmen Benítez

Collective exhibition at Keyhole Art Fair

September 2020 – December 2020

Participating with the series “Ahora es siempre paraíso” at Keyhole Art Fair.

Press: Arte Informado

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

Individual exhibition “Ahora es siempre paraíso”

December 2017 – February 2018

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