1990-1992 Royal College of Art, London, England, MFA in Photography

1989-1990 City University, London, England, MA in Arts & Education

1988-1989 New York University, New York

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)


Centre d’art/Museum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck, Oesterreich


Open Ended Now, MAC VAL, Musee d’art contemporain Val de Marne, Paris, France

White Light Black Snow, Parafin, London, UK


11/18, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Dance (All Night, London), new film & performance commission forthcoming for Art Night, July 2017, UK


People Places Propositions, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Dance (All Night, Paris) at Herrenhausen Kunstfestspiele, Hannover, Germany

Twelve, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK


The Gift, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

11/18, ICA/Fig-2, London, UK

Twelve, Peckham Platform, London, UK

Twelve, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Twelve, Castlefield, Manchester, UK


The Hall, Its All About the River Festival, Plymouth, UK

Tracer, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK


Leap after The Great Ecstasy, Carslaw St*Lukes, London, UK


The Continuous Still, Series of photographs displayed as public billboards commissioned by the Contact Toronto Photography Festival, Canada


Leap after The Great Ecstasy, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Tank TV, 10 years of moving image works (online exhibition)

Gathering, Fabrica, Brighton, UK


Celebration (Cyprus Street), The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK


Celebration Studio, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Street Programme, London, UK


May happiness knock you over, Brighton Museum, Brighton, UK


Shave, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Shave, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Security, Goff + Rosenthal, New York, USA

Shave, Fred (Leipzig), Spinnerei Gelaende, Leipzig, Germany



Security, Fred (London), London, UK

Moscow Girls und andere Geschichten, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

Security, Lolita, Madrid, Spain


Stories from Russia, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK


Moscow Girls, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK


Love is a stranger, Leicester City Art Gallery, UK

Melanie Manchot, The Tea Building, off site Rhodes + Mann project, London, UK



Cornerhouse Manchester, Manchester, UK

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA

Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Focalpoint Gallery, Southend, UK

University of Illinois Art Gallery, Illinois, USA




just one kiss?, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Fotogalerie in der Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany


Intimate Distance, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK


look at you loving me, Poster Project, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA


OUT, Poster Project, South Kensington, London, UK

look at you loving me, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK (plus book launch)



Group Shows (Selection)


Action. The image of the world could be different, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Street. Life. Photography: Photography Triennial, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Twelve in Hooked, inaugural show of The Science Gallery, London, UK

Many & Beautiful Things, Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Newlyn/Penzance, UK

Visions at The Nunnery, London, UK


Transient Space, Parafin, London

Gravitas, Photo 50, London, UK

The Kiss, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, France

Ils sont tous des sang-melee, MAC/VAL, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Twelve in Group Therapy, UNSW Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Dance (All Night, Paris), Imagepassage, Annecy, France


Twelve at Aesthetica Film Festival, York, UK

Marl Video Art Award, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany

Changing City – Shifting Spaces, Videonale, Centre for Contemporary Art CCA, Lagos

La Ville au Corps, Le Carreau de Temple, Paris, France


Essex Road II, Tintype Gallery, London, UK

The Dreamcollector in Festival of the Unconscious, Freud Museum, London, UK

‘WORK, REST AND PLAY – British Photography from the 1960s to today’, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, touring to Mingsheng Arts Museum, Shanghai and K11 Foundation in Wuhan

A Light Shines in the Darkness, Film and Video Umbrella touring exhibition, 7 venues, UK

Group Therapy, FACT, Liverpool, UK

Walking Sculpture, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, USA


The Rhythm is…, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

In the Heat of the Night, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany

Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK

Walk On, Plymouth Art Center and Peninsula Arts, UK

Tracer in UHF42, Apexart Project at Wattan TV, Ramallah, Palestine

Dance like nobody’s watching, Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Video Art Review, Krakow, Poland

Walk on, mac, Birmingham, UK

Welde Art Prize, Stadtgallerie Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany



When The Grid Goes Soft, MOT Projects, London, UK

Leap after The Great Ecstasy. Video Dumbo, Film Festival, New York, USA

Leap after The Great Ecstasy in STILL, Solent Gallery, Southampton, UK

Leap after The Great Ecstasy in Videonale 14, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Filmweek, Galerie Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

Walk on, Touring show: Pittshanger Manor Museum, London/Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland/Aberdeen Art Gallery


The Gathering, European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany

Leap after The Great Ecstasy and Dance (All Night, Paris), Oriel Davies, Newton, UK

Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Hamburg, Germany

Celebration (Cyprus Street), In OBJET TROUVE at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal

Celebration (Cyprus Street), Canary Wharf Screening, Film and Video Umbrella/Art on the Underground, London, UK

Situations, MAC/VAL Musee d’art contemporaine, Paris, France


Celebration (Cyprus Street) Videonale 13, GoMA Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK

Wunder, Museum Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Nuit Blanche, 1 October 2011: performance and production of videowork: ‘Dance (All Night, Paris)’, Paris, France

No Neutral Ground, Deutsche Botschaft London, (3-Person show), London, UK

Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

East End Film Festival, London, UK

Coming of Age, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle, UK

Sex Drive, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA


Another Face: Works from the Arts Council Collection, Hatton Art Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

Dimensions in British Contemporary Art, Touring Show, British Council Centres, India

Celebration (Cyprus Street), Re-location, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tape Modern, Tape Club, Berlin, Germany

Journeys with no return, A Foundation, London, UK

Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

Emporte Moi/Sweep me off my feet, MacVal, Musee d’Art Contemporaine, Paris, France

Do you see me, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany. (As Part of the NextOne Festival, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany)

Lets Dance, MacVal, Musee d’Art Contemporaine, Paris, France

IMPAKT, Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Moving Portraits, Womad Artists Film Screening, UK


Kiss, Theatre de Chatelet, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

Journeys with no return, Akbank Istanbul, collatoral event of the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

Neighbours, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Thessaloniki Biennale 2: Art In Times Of Uncertainty, Thessaloniki, Greece

Insomniac Promenades, Sleeping/Dreaming in contemporary art, Petach-Tikva Museum, Israel



Three Colours White, Rohkunstbau, Program Galerie, Warsaw, Poland

Vollendete Zukunft, Galerie Paterre, Berlin, Germany

El cuerpo (con) sentido. Una representación visual, Centro de Historia, Zaragoza, Spain

Menschen und Orte, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Uprising, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art, (Sydney Biennale programme), Sydney, Australia

Insomniac Promenades, Sleeping/Dreaming in contemporary art, Passage de Retz, Paris, France


Global Feminisms, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, Mass, USA

My Vision, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany

A question of Gesture, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

New Forest Pavilion, 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Art of Growing Old, Ar/ge Kunst Bozen and Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Italy/Austria

1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Australian Museum of Photography, Sydney, Australia

Global Feminisms, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA


Portraits – The view behind the mask, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany

Territories of Freedom, Moscow Centre For the Arts, Moscow, Russia

1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Fotofreo Festival of Photography, Australia

Anstoss Berlin, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany

Summertime, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Animalcity, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Rohkunstbau: Three Colours- Blue, Schloss Gross Leuthen, Brandenburg, Germany

URP!, Ministry of Culture, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

A question of Gesture, Leipzig Opera, Leipzig, Germany


First Moscow Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Art Digital. M’Ars Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Detroit International Film + Video Festival, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA

After Dark. Flm + Video Festival, Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK

Anonyme Portraits, Fotogaleie Wien, Vienna, Austria


Polaroids, 39 Gallery, London, UK

Naked, The Academy of the West of England, Bristol, UK

moving images,, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Arte et Naturaleza, Jardin Botanico, Bogota, Colombia

Under 5s, Video programme, 39 Gallery, London, UK


Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Boston, USA

Furtive Gaze, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Bid, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA

Of Bodies and other Things. German Photography in the 20th Century: City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic/Deutsches Museum, Berlin/ House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

East Wing, Courtauld Institute, London, UK


Intimacy, The Russel Coates Museum & Art Gallery, Bournmouth, UK

Odalisque, Mafuji Gallery, London, UK

Sensitive Skin, Performance Festival, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Welde Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany

Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria

St James Group Ltd Photography Prize, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK

Over Time, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK


Something happened, Hasselblad Centre, Goteburg, Sweden

Don’t go to work, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Love me/Love me, Galerie La Peripherie, Paris, France

Video Umbrella, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury, UK


The Insanity Benefit, Vilma Gold, London, UK

Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

Fusion, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Crossing Place, Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA



The Whitechapel Open, London, UK

The Ugly Show, Leeds Metropolitan Museum + touring, UK

The Century of the Body, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal & Musee de l’Elysee, Switzerland

Spaete Freiheiten, Historisches Museum Bielefeld & Siemens Kulturforum, Munich, Germany


Caren Golden Gallery, New York, USA


2017 Shortlisted for The Jarman Award, UK

2013 Recipient of the Great North Run Moving Image Commission

2012 Winner Oriel Davies Award

2011 Nominated for Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize

2010 Nominated for the Jarman Award

2009 British Council Residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2007 Goethe Institute (Mexico) Production Grant

2005 British Council Travel Grant

2004 Arts Council of England Grant

2003 Goethe Institute (Colombia) Residency

2002 Welde Kunstpreis, Germany

2001 ifa, Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen

2000 MacDowell Fellowship, USA

1999 British Council Award (Grants to Artists Scheme)

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award

1997 Arts for everyone Award, through the Arts Council of England

1992 Chesterton Award

Fuji Award


2009 Contemporary Photography Conference, Falmouth College of Art and Design

2008 Urban Photography Conference, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

2005 Gender, Performance and Identity, Conference, Tate Modern, London, UK

Photogrpahy in the 90’s, conference, Tate Britain, London, UK

2004 The Oxford Brookes Photography Colloquium, paper on performative portraiture

ICA, What is beauty, artists presentation and panel discussion with Alain de Botton, Howard Caygil and John Armstrong Teaching Appointments, London, UK

1995-2008 Visiting and Part time lectureships at the following institutions (selection)

Goldsmith College, University of London, London, UK

New York University, New York, USA

London College of Printing, , London, UK (MA & BA)

Royal College of Art, London, England

Central Saints Martin College of Art & Design, London, UK

Middlesex University, London, UK

The Architectural Association, London, UK

Westminster University, London, UK

Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK

1993-1997 Lecturer Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, UK

Public Collections:

Arts Council Collection, UK

Brooklyn Museum, New York. USA

Bucknell Art Gallery Collection, USA

DG Bank Collection, Germany

Mead Collection, Warwickshire University , UK

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA

Staedtische Gallery Wolfsburg, Germany

Unilever Collection, UK

Selected Bibliography: Books/Publications:

Emporte-moi/Sweep me off my feet, MacVal Publications, Paris, France, 2010

The Body in Contemporary Art, Sally O’Reilly, Thames + Hudson, 2009

Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 2009

The Naked Portrait, Martin Hammer, National Gallerie of Scotland, 2007

Global Feminism, New directions in contemporary Art, Merrel Publishers/The Brooklyn Museum, 2007

Anstoss Berlin, Exhibition catalogue, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 2006

Melanie Manchot/Moscow Girls, Exhibition catalogue, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 2006

Three Colours Blue, Rohkunstbau, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen 2006

Susan Bright, Art Photography Now, Thames + Hudson, England, 2005

The Photograph as contemporary Art, Charlotte Cotton, Thames + Hudson, England, 2004

Five, The Labyrinth of the Gaze, edited by Gavin Turk, England, 2004

Miser & Now, inaugural issue, Keith Talent Gallery, England, 2004

Von Koerpern und anderen Dingen. Deutsche Fotografie im 20. Jahrhundert. Klaus Honnef & Gabriele Honnef-Harling, Edition Braus, 2003

Der imperfekte Mensch, Boehlau Verlag, Edited by Petra Lutz, Thomas Macho, Gisela Staupe, Heike Zirden, Germany 2003

For a moment, a stage, Public Art Leicester, with a text by Chris Townsend, 2003

Breast, Maura Spiegel & Lithe Sebesta, Workman Publishing Company, USA, 2002

Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Fotobuch Nr. 29/2002

Prestel Lexikon der Fotografen, Reinhold Misselbeck, Prestel Verlag, Germany, 2002

Love is a stranger, Monograph, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 2001

The Century of the Body, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, London 2000

Ist die Photographie am Ende, mdv Mitteldeutscher Verlag 2000

The Saatchi Gift, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2000

Spaete Freiheiten, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1999

Love and Desire, William Ewing, Thames & Hudson, England, 1999

The Saatchi Decade, Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, 1999

Public Sightings, Cornerhouse Publications, England, 1999

look at you loving me, Monograph, Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag, Basel, Switzerland, 1998

Seeing Ourselves, Women Self portraiture, Franzes Borzello, Thames & Hudson, 1998

Vile Bodies, Prestel Verlag, Muenchen, Germany, 1998