Avigail Manneberg Receives 2018 Grant from the Human Rights Initiative
The Art Department is proud to announce that Manneberg's project was one of five that were selected from an excellent pool of applicants for the University of Minnesota's 2018 Human Rights Initiative.
These projects represent the depth and breadth of human rights research being conducted at the University of Minnesota, positioning the University as a leader in important human rights debates on the national and international level.
This project will use artistic representation to engage with issues of forced migration and displacement. It explores how visual and theatrical storytelling can redress historical amnesia by seeking to foster dialogue between two groups who have a long and contentious history, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and Jewish Israelis. Professors Kuftinec and Manneberg will work with eight local artists to develop an interdisciplinary body of work culminating in an exhibition and public art installation.Manneberg will collaborate with Sonja Kuftinec in Theater Arts and Dance on their upcoming piece, entitled "A Contested Home: Memory, Commemoration and Rights around Forced Migration of Palestinians in the Galilee"
Avigail Manneberg is a Minneapolis-based artist who grew up in Israel where she received her Bachelor in Design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. In addition to her Master in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Avigail has a minor in Museum Studies and was the recipient of the Sheehy Internship at the Weisman Art Museum. Avigail lived in Berlin in 2009 and in 2015, supported by DAAD fellowships, where she studied at the University of the Arts (UdK). Avigail has also been the Artist-in-Residence at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in Minneapolis. She has exhibited in the USA and internationally, including in Finland, Berlin, Cyprus, Beijing and Israel. She works in varied media, such as drawing, painting, video, sound and fabric.
More of her work can be found at http://www.avigail-manneberg.com/.