Manuela Granziol is an artist and art historian.
Her practical and theoretical interests include photography, sculpture, mixed media, as well
as the interconnection between visual art and
She was born in Switzerland. She studied economics at the University of Zurich. She completed her BA in Photography in 2002 and
MA in Art and Media Practice at the University
of Westminster in 2004.
In 2016 she was awarded the PhD on the representation of the fragmented body in contemporary art.
In her work Manuela Granziol highlights pictorial, or social conventions in order to questions the validity of their perceived neutrality. How do these conventions, which we unconditionally accept and often even consider natural, influence the way in which we understand the world?
To explore these themes she often uses photography, turning the media itself on its head, by deconstructing the conventional photographic form through the manipulation, cutting and bending of the image, as well as the physical body of the paper. In this way she takes the photograph beyond its traditional two-dimentional confines.
The tactile nature of the work mobilises several senses, initiating a physical, sensorial and often emotional engagement, which may temporarily precede its conceptual understanding. This energy of the in-between creates ‘immediate sensations’ in the spectators that involve the haptic.
Fragmented Identity, Joint exhibition with Batool Showgi, Ankon Mitra, Stefanie Kappel, and Beatriz Perez, London,
2019 Pink Pigeonholing, Galerie Tuur, Venlo, Netherland, February 02- June 02
2019 Women in Art, In Arte Werkunst Gallery, Hamburg, January 18 - February 16
2018 Lucca Biennale residency, Outdoor, Lucca, Italy, 4th August -27 September
2018 Art Printed, Group International exhibition, CICAMuseum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, June 8 - 24, http://cicamuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Art-Printed-1_Catalog.pdf
2017 The Awakening Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 5, https://theawakeningexhibit.com.
2017 Figures & Faces, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, California, Juried Art Exhibition, October 2017
2015 Solo Exhibition, The Seven Sins: A Meditation, The Framers’ Gallery, London, October
2013 Unfolding, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, May
2012 Site Specific Installation and Performance, Covent Garden, London, April
2011 Group Exhibition, City Lit Gallery, June
2010 Site-Specific Installation, Brighton, November
2010 Group Exhibition, city Lit Gallery, June
2009 Group exhibition, Beverly Knowles Fine Art Gallery, London, March 2009
2008 Solo joint exhibition, Disguise, I See, Thou Art a Wickedness, Beverly Knowles Fine Art Gallery, London, January-February 2008
2007 LIP Annual Exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, 14 - 27 October 2007
2006, MTV Gallery, London, November
2006 31st Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography, Birmingham, January
2005 LIP Annual Exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, 15-30 October 2005
2005 Enigma, Waterman’s Art Gallery, London, May
2005 30st Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography, Birmingham, January
2004 Shifting boundaries, Waterman’s Art Gallery, London, June
2004 LIP Annual exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, October
2003 Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London, July 2003
2002 Unlimited, The Well Gallery, London, July
2017 A5 Magazine, Portfolio 7, October Issue
2017 Average Art 16, November Issue 2018
2018 Art Book, LoosenArt “Conceptual”, January 2018
2018 Art Book, Internationale Kunst Heute, IKH Publishing, Germany https://sculpture-network.org/de/view/article/9574