Leading up to “TRANSMISSION: Part 1 and Part 2” – a traveling two-night video exhibition – we will feature one artist in the show every few days on this blog. “Part 1″ will take place at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (7:30-9:30pm) on January 24th, and “Part 2″ will be at the Orange County Museum of Art (5:30-7:30pm) on February 8th. Today’s focus is interdisciplinary artist Elana Mann.
“Currently, [Mann] is investigating the power of active listening in resistance movements, interpersonal exchange, and socio-political structures.
She has presented her work at the Ben Matlz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Apex Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Ford Foundation, New York; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gadren, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic; A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
Mann is a recipient of California Community Foundation’s 2009 Visual Arts Fellowship as well as a 2013 and 2012 ARC grant from CCI and has produced six publications. Four of Mann’s books are in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. Her projects have been covered by the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, NPR, O Globo, El Pais, La Reuppublica and X-Tra Magazine, amoung others. She is the co-founder of ARLA, the Artist Bailout Collective, and the People’s Microphony Camerata. Since 2005 she has collaborated with artist Audrey Chan as the duo Chan & Mann.
Mann received her B.F.A. from Washington University, St. Louis and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. Currently, she is a Visiting Lecturer at Scripps College. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.”