Anna Manankina (UA)

Residency: March - April 2020 - Košice, Slovakia

Anna Manankina (*1995) is an interdisciplinary media artist from Kharkiv, Ukraine, working within the field of digital technologies with video, sound, 3D-animation and printing with an emphasis on posthumanism and feminist practice. In her work, she covers a wide range of issues: from geopolitical situations and power structures to purely intimate spheres of life which address the topic of violence, gender identity, the position of women in the artistic and social context. At the same time, she works with the manual printing techniques such as linocut, etching, monotype and creates self-published art books. 

“Most of my projects started with a small glimpse of a song which I couldn’t forget. Or the paperback novel I read while travelling. I’m trying to incorporate my own sensibilities and sentimental experience into a detached digital world. I chose media-art because it gives me the freedom to create an immersive space that absorbs all these qualities. I think of everything that one encounters in “virtual reality” and the impact that these phenomena have on concrete social reality.”

Manankina graduated from Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts. She was a finalist of the cultural exchange program Exter, supported by the Ukrainian Institute and finalist of Non-stop media biennale for young artists. Besides that she worked on a collaborative project with the ROTOR Gallery in Graz, Austria and was part of the residence of REMAIN Trans-Media Academy Hellerau in Dresden and the Polish residence of Fundacja ZPK in Lublin, NAWZAEM in Poznan. She studied in the American Art Incubator program in collaboration with the Izoliatsya platform in Kyiv. She worked on collective projects with the curator group of the Municipal Gallery in Kharkiv. Her works were exhibited in Warsaw, Lublin, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa.

The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. The residency is also supported by Creative Industry Košice.  The residency is organized in cooperation with Nazar Voitovich Art Residence.