Anna Manankina

Portrait of Anna Manankina
Year of birth, place
1995, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Anna Manankina (*1995, Kharkiv, Ukraine) is an interdisciplinary media artist, working in the field of digital technologies with video, VR and AR, installations, AI, 3D animation with an emphasis on post-humanism and feminist practice.

In her artistic statements, she covers a wide range of issues: from geopolitical situations and power structures to purely intimate spheres of life, addresses the topic of violence and gender identity, the position of women in artistic and social contexts.

In 2022, Anna was artist-in-residence at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and participated in an exhibition at Manifesta 14, Pristina, Kosovo, curated by Secondary Archive. Anna is a finalist of the cultural exchange program Exter, supported by the Ukrainian Institute. She was a fellow of the Gaude Polonia program 2021 from the Polish National Cultural Center and participated in the 19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 in Wroclaw, Poland. She worked on a collaborative project with <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria.

Anna graduated from the Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts in 2020 and worked on a personal project during a KAIR residency at the Sopa Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia. She studied in the American Art Incubator program in collaboration with the Izoliatsya platform in Kyiv, and was a finalist of the NonStopMedia festival for young artists. Her works have been exhibited in Germany, France, Slovakia, Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania. Anna currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany.