New Work by Avigail Manneberg
Exhibition Dates: January 14th - January 28th, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14th, 7-10 pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
In Square Dancing, Avigail Manneberg examines the tension between places of grief and joy in a performative way. She uses the body as a site to construct, stretch, push and pull the concept of freedom while exploring feelings of protection and suffocation.
Avigail Manneberg’s art, like her life, is based on the story of her family, the history of her generation, her culture, what she sees, and those she meets. In absorbing the world through interacting with others, she takes something unfamiliar from their background and filters it through her visual language into something collectively understandable. The search to define herself motivates her passion to create.
Avigail received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Since then she has been teaching studio arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and at the University of Minnesota. She lived in Berlin in 2009, 2015, and 2017 supported by DAAD, (German Academic Exchange Service) art fellowships, where she was affiliated with the University of the Arts (UdK). She has exhibited her work at galleries, universities, and museums in the USA and internationally, including in Finland, Berlin, Cyprus, Beijing, and Israel. Avigail is the recipient of the 2018, 2021, and 2022 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Visual Arts grant and the University of Minnesota's 2018 Human Rights Initiative Grant.