Marina Manot (Madrid, 1990. Amarna Miller's heteronym.) 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 2021 she publishes 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.

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 “The body as territory”.

“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