Jumana Manna

Jumana Manna is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her work explores how power is articulated, focusing on the body, land and materiality in relation to colonial inheritances and histories of place. Through sculpture, Filmmaking, and occasional writing, Manna deals with the paradoxes of preservation practices, particularly within the Fields of archaeology, agriculture and law. Herp ractice considers the tension between the modernist traditions of categorization and conservation and the unruly potential of ruination as an integral part of life and its regeneration. Jumana was raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin. She has participated in multiple Fillm festivals including Berlinale, Viennale, BAFICI, IFFR, Cairo Cinema Days, Goteborg Film festival, Ambulante, Cinéma du Réel, Art of the Real. Her Wild Relatives (2018) won CPH:DOX’s New Visions Award, Shefield Doc’s Environmental Film Award, DokuFest Kosovo’s Green Dox Award, and Palestine Cinema Days’ Sunbird Award.Manna’s solo exhibitions include Thirty Plumbers in the Belly, M HKA, Antwerp (2021); Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain (2019); The Setting of Noon, Home Works Forum 8: AshkalAlwan, Beirut (2019); A Small Big Thing, Henie Onstad Museum, Høvikodden, Oslo (2018); A Magical Substance Flows into Me, Mercer Union, Toronto (2017), Malmö Kunsthall, Malmo(2016), and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015).

Works showcased at MENA:

Foragers moves between documentary and action to depict the dramas between the Israeli Nature Protection Authority and Palestinian foragers.