Melanie Manchot is a London-based visual artist working across photography, moving image and installation. Her long-standing areas of enquiry range from portraiture to participation and performance, to questions of individual and collective identities, and to the exploration of the very particular socio-economic and ecological microclimate of a specific alpine mountain and its community. Situated at the threshold between the documentary and staged events, Manchot’s work frequently involves an engagement with strangers.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2016; fig-2 at the ICA, London,2015; Galerie M, Bochum, 2015 and 2017; Toronto Photography Festival, 2012; Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2011; and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2010.
Video: trailer for Out Of Bounds, 2016
Video: trailer for Tracer, 2013