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Jumana Manna

Winner 2016

Jumana Manna was born in 1987 in New Jersey and studied at Bezalel academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, as well as at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The artist lives and works in Berlin and Jerusalem. In her video works and sculp-tures, Manna deals with socio-political questions, power structures and the con-struction of identity. While her video works remain close to the format of documen-tary film, as well as to personal and historical references, her sculptural works of-ten display abstract qualities and point to different sources, such as archeological artefacts or Norwegian modernist architecture. Earlier this year, Manna presented her first solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Her documentary film “A Magical Substance Flows into Me” was shown at the Forum of the 66th Berlinale.

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