musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux


23.11.2017 -> 04.02.2018


As part of The Economy of Living Things, a proposal for the Satellite programme 2017 by Osei Bonsu.




Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives, 2017
ongoing, 80min loop,
Supported by: Jeu de Paume, Paris, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC, Henie Onstad Museum Norway, Public Art Norway – KORO, Vestnorsk Filmsenter and Fritt Ord.
©Jumana Manna

Jumana Manna makes films and sculptures that explore the ways in which social, political, and interpersonal forms of power, interact with the human body. Her films weave together fact and fiction, biographical and archival materials, to investigate constructions of national and historical narratives. Her sculptures, more abstract by comparison, take interest in the calcifications of memory, as represented by the artefact real or forged. Recent projects have taken a particular interest in the erasures that accompany the preservation practices of modernity; her projects challenge the binary constructions of a pure and unchanging heritage on the one hand, and the embrace of innovation on the other. 


Born 1987, Jumana Manna is a Palestinian artist based in Berlin. She is a graduate of CalArts (MA) and a graduate of the National Academy of the Arts Oslo (BA). Recent solo exhibitions include venues such as Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2015); Malmo Konsthall, SE (2016); Beirut ArtCenter, Lebanon (2015); and Sculpture Center, New York, USA (2014). She has participated in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Liverpool Biennial, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Marrakech Biennale 6, The Jerusalem Show VII, Al Ma’mal Foundation, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum. Her films have been screened in festivals such as the 54th Viennale International Film Festival, 66th Berlinale Forum and IFFR Rotterdam. Manna was awarded the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Palestinian Artist Award in 2012, the Ars Viva Prize for Visual Arts 2017, and is a nominee of the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst in Berlin. 

Curator: Osei Bonsu


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The exhibition is co-produced by the Jeu de Paume; the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux.

The Friends of CAPC contribute to the production of works in the Satellite programme



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