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Melanie Manchot - CV

1966  Born in Germany

lives and works in London


1988-1989  New York University, New York
1989-1990  City University, London, England, MA in Arts & Education
1990-1992  Royal College of Art, London, England, MFA in Photography

Teaching Appointments:

Visiting and Part time lectureships at the following institutions (selection)
Goldsmith College, University of London, England
New York University, New York, USA
London College of Printing, England (MA & BA)
Royal College of Art, London, England
Central Saints Martin College of Art & Design,London, England
Middlesex University, London, England
The Architectural Association, London, England
Westminster University, London, England
Kent Institute of Art and Design, England

Lecturer Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, England


Solo Exhibitions (Selection):

1993  Kunsthaus Mettmann, Duesseldorf, Germany
           Photofusion Gallery, London, England

1994  Galerie Augustus, Berlin, Germany
           Cut Gallery, London, England
           Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, England

1995  Posta Restante, Arquivo Fotografico, Lisbon, Portugal

1996  Well Cured, The Cut Gallery, London, England

1997  Mater et Materia, Hartlepool Art Gallery, England
           Lifelines, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England

1998  OUT, Poster Project, South Kensington, London, England
           Lifelines, The Bracknell Art Gallery, South Hill Park & Bonington Galleries, 

           Lifelines, Galerie Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
           Behind the Screen, Public Art Project, York, England
           Look at you loving me, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England (plus book


1999  Look at you loving me, Poster Project, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA
           travers, Galerie Siegert, Basel, Switzerland
           Galerie Fiebig, Berlin, Germany

2000  Intimate Distance, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, England

2001  Just one kiss?, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
           Art Sway, New Forest, England
           Fotogalerie in der Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany

2002  Cornerhouse Manchester, England
           Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
           Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
           Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, England
           Focalpoint Gallery, Southend, England
           University of Illinois Art Gallery, USA

2003  Love is a stranger, Leicester City Art Gallery, England
           Phoenix Art Leicester, Public Video projection “For a moment a stage”, England
           The Tea Building, off site Rhodes + Mann project, London, England

2004  Moscow Girls, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England

2005  Stories from Russia, The Photographers Gallery, London, England

2006  Security, FRED, London, England
           Moscow Girls und andere Geschichten, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
           Security, Lolita, Madrid, Spain

2007  Shave, Galerie m Bochum, Germany
          Security, Goff + Rosenthal, New York

          Shave, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
          Shave, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010  Celebration (Cyprus Street), Whitechapel Gallery, London

2011 LEAP after The Great Ecstasy, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

2014 Tracer, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales.

Group Exhibitions (Selection):

1991  Treading a fine line, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England (plus touring)

1992  Royal College of Art, London, England

1994  The South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, England

1995  Outpost, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
           John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Gallery, London, England

1996  Mauvais Genre, Mais de Reims, Reims, France
           John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
           We don't talk about it, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England

1997  Caren Golden Gallery, New York, USA

1998  The Whitechapel Open, London, England
           The Ugly Show, Leeds Metropolitan Museum + touring
           The Century of the Body, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal & Musee de l' Elysee,    

           Lausanne, Switzerland
           Spaete Freiheiten, Historisches Museum Bielefeld, Germany
           Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg & Siemens Kulturforum, Muenchen, Germany

2000  Spaete Freiheiten, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
           The Insanity Benefit, Vilma Gold, London, England
           Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London, England
           Fusion, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
           Crossing Place, Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

2001  Something happened, Hasselblad Centre, Goteburg, Sweden
           Don't go to work, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, England
           Love me/Love me, Galerie La Peripherie, Paris, France
           Video Umbrella, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, England
           Adorn/Equip, Leicester City Art Gallery + Oriel 31, Wales + Bradford Industrial 

           Museum + Rugby Museum & Art Gallery + London Institute Gallery

2002  Intimacy, The Russel Coates Museum & Art Gallery, Bournmouth, England
           Odalisque, Mafuji Gallery, London, England
           Welde Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany
           Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
           St James Group Ltd Photography Prize, Flowers East Gallery, London
           Over Time, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London

2003  Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Boston, USA
           Furtive Gaze, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
           Bid, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
           Of Bodies and other Things. German Photography in the 20th Century, City 

          Gallery, Prague, Chech Republic. 
           Touring to Deutsches Museum, Berlin/ Museum
          Bochum, Germany/House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
           Trigger Happy, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
           East Wing, Courtauld Institute, London, England

2004  Naked, The Academy of the West of England, Bristol, England
           Moving images,, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
           Arte et Naturaleza, Jardin Botanico, Bogota, Colombia

2005  First Moscow Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
           Art Digital. M'Ars Gallery, Mosco, Russia
           Detroit International Film + Video Festival, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
           After Dark. Film + Video Festival, Custard Factory, Birmingham
           Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds, England
           Anonyme Portraits, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria

2006  Portraits - The view behind the mask, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
           Territories of Freedom, Moscow Centre For the Arts, Russia
           1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Fotofreo Festival of

           Photography, Fremantle, Australia
           Gever Gever, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

           Berlin as impulse - art makes worldHaus am Waldsee, Berlin 
           SummertimeGalerie m Bochum, Germany
           European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany
           Summertime, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
           Animalcity, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
           Bulgaria Bienale, Shumen, Bulgaria
           Rohkunstbau: Three Colours-Blue, Schloss Gross Leuthen, Brandenburg, 

2007  My Vision, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim
           Eine Frage (nach) der Geste, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
           The Venice Biennale, New Forest Pavilion

2008  Insomania, Petah-Tikwa Museum of Art

2009  Neighbors, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

            The Dreamcollector, The 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale

            Journeys with no returns, The Istanbul Biennial

2010  "Good Little Thing", Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv 

          "Four Photographers", Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011 Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2013 When the Grid Goes Soft, MOTINTERNATIONAL Projects gallery, London. Curator:Persilia Caton


Awards & Prizes:

1992  Chesterton Award 
           Fuji Award

1997  Arts for everyone Award, through the Arts Council of England

1999  British Council Award (Grants to Artists Scheme)
           John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award

2001  ifa, Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen

2002  Welde Kunstpreis, Germany
           St James Group Photography Prize (nomination)

2004   Arts Coucil of England Grant

2005  British Council Travel Grant

Public Collections:

Arts Council Collection, England
Bucknell Art Gallery Collection, USA
DG Bank Collection, Germany
Joel & Sherry Mallin Collection, USA
Mead Collection, Warwickshire University , England
Unilever Collection, England
Staedtische Gallery Wolfsburg, Germany
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA


Moscow Girls + Other Stories, Haus am Waldsee, exhibition cataloigue, Berlin, Germany, 2006
Art Photography Now, Susan Bright, Thames + Hudson, England, 2005
The Portrait Now, Sandy Nairne, National Portrait Gallery Publications, London, England, 2006
The Photograph as contemporary Art, Charlotte Cotton, Thames + Hudson, England, 2004
Five, The Labyrinth of the Gaze, edited by Gavin Turk, England, 2004
Miser & Now, inaugural issue, Keith Talent Gallery, England, 2004
Von Koerpern und anderen Dingen. Deutsche Fotografie im 20. Jahrhundert. Klaus Honnef & Gabriele Honnef-Harling, Edition Braus, 2003
Der imperfekte Mensch, Boehlau Verlag, Edited by Petra Lutz, Thomas Macho, Gisela Staupe, Heike Zirden, Germany 2003
For a moment, a stage, Public Art Leicester, with a text by Chris Townsend, 2003
Breast, Maura Spiegel & Lithe Sebesta, Workman Publishing Company, USA, 2002
Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Fotobuch Nr. 29/2002
Prestel Lexikon der Fotografen, Reinhold Misselbeck, Prestel Verlag, Germany, 2002
Love is a stranger, Monograph, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 2001
The Century of the Body, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, London 2000
Ist die Photographie am Ende, mdv Mitteldeutscher Verlag 2000
The Saatchi Gift, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2000
Spaete Freiheiten, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1999
Love and Desire, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, England, 1999
The Saatchi Decade, Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, 1999
Public Sightings, Cornerhouse Publications, England, 1999
look at you loving me, Monograph, Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag, Basel, Switzerland, 1998
Seeing Ourselves, Women Self portraiture, Franzes Borzello, Thames & Hudson, 1998
Vile Bodies, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1998

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