Manna’s work explores the construction of human identity in relation to historical narratives and subcultural communities, primarily through video and sculpture. She employs a language of minimalism and abstraction to reformulate familiar objects into a state of ambiguity and weaves together portraits of morally dubious characters or events. Recent exhibitions include Kunsthal Oslo, Bergen Assembly (2013) and the 11th Sharjah Biennial (2013)

Jumana Manna
Jumana Manna
New Jersey, 1987

Current Exhibitions

26 Jul — 01 Dec
Gathering works from over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present, Gropius Bau presents...

Jumana Manna


07 Jun — 06 Oct
The exhibition presents the artistic work of the Palestinian artist Jumana Manna for her first time in Spain. Defining herself as a film-maker and sculptor and focusing on historiographical discourses and geopolitics, Manna sets the...

Past Exhibitions

Jumana Manna

15/06/2018 — 25/08/2018


The High Line
20/04/2017 — 30/03/2018

The Economy of Living Things

Jeu de Paume
14/02/2017 — 04/02/2018

Jumana Manna: Satellite 10 Programme

Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz 30/11/2017 — 04/02/2018


Kunsthalle Wien 25/06/2016 — 16/10/2016

Solo Shows

SALTS, Basel

CRG Gallery, New York City, US
Malmö Kunsthall, SE
Sandefjord Kunstforening, NO

A magical substance flows into me, Chisenhale Gallery, UK
Doubt of the Stage Prompter, Edit-Russ Haus für Medienkunst, DE

Menace of Origins, Sculpture Center, NY

CRG Gallery, NY The Goodness Regime, Kunsthall Oslo, NO
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

Group Shows

Liverpool Biennial 2016, UK
Beton, Kunsthalle Wein, AT
Rauma Biennale Balticum, FI
Finnish Landscapes, Seurasaari /Checkpoint Helsinki, FI
Sydney Biennale, AU
Riwaq Biennale, PA
Qalandia International Biennale, PA
Marrakech Biennale, MA
Répétition, Villa Empain Brussels, BE
Resurrections, Kristiansand Kunsthall, NO
Histories of a Vanishing Present, The Mistake Room, US
On the Exactitude of Sciene, Goodman Taft, US

Rendez-vous / Biennale de Lyon 2015 Aftercinema, Beirut Art Center, LB
Century of Centuries, SALT Istanbul, TR
Sandefjord Kunstpris, NO Alternative Modernisms, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, US
Lest The Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Arts Warsaw, PL

The Moving Museum Istanbul, TR
The Jerusalem Show VII, Al Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem Hydrogenfabrikken Kunsthall, NO
Vi Lever På et Sterjne, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, NO
Take Liberty!, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, NO
Re:Visted: Riga Art Space, LV
Meeting Points 7 CIC Cairo, ParaSite Art Space Hong Kong, 21erHaus Vienna

Performa13 Biennial, NY
Bergen Assembly, NO
Meeting Points, MuKHA, Antwerp, BE
Sharjah Biennale, UAE
The Mosaic Rooms, Qattan Foundation, UK
Future Ruins, Gudbrandsdalen, NO

Young Palestinian Artist Award, Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, PA
Nothing Forgotten Some Things Considered, Young Artists Society UKS, NO FRANK #1, Oslo, NO re.act.feminism #2, Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, DK After School Special in Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, NO
Far Too Near East, DOX
Gallery, Prague, CZ
Midnight Movies, Kurant, Tromsø, NO

Contacts & Details

City of birth: New Jersey Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1987 Lives in: Berlin, Germany
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