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Melanie Manos

Melanie Manos is a performance and visual artist who utilizes her body in absurd and precarious actions to convey everyday implications of economic insecurity and gender bias. She has performed internationally in Japan, England, and Canada (Museum London and Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity) as well as in the U.S. at venues such as Zuckerman Museum and the School of Architecture at Taliesin (formerly the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture). Manos was born in Detroit and earned a BA at UCLA while performing in the low and high culture hubs of Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she teaches, and was an Institute for the Humanities Summer 2020 faculty fellow.

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