Dr Manuela Granziol

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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.


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
the senses.

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. 

Group Exhibitions

Photography Now, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, May-June 2014
Unfolding,The Brick Lane Gallery, London, May 2013
The Seven Sins: A Meditation, The Framers’ Gallery, London, October 2012
She Exists, Beverly Knowles Fine Art Gallery, London, March 2010
Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness, Beverly Knowles Fine Art Gallery, London, January-February 2008 
Art Fairs 2008: Art London, London art Fair, Edinburgh Art Fair                                                   LIP Annual Exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, 14 - 27 October 2007
Untitled, MTV Gallery, London, November 2006
Untitled, Smethwick Photographic Society, Birmingham, January 2006
LIP Annual Exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, 15-30 October 2005
Enigma, Waterman’s Art Gallery, London, May 2005
Photography, Smethwick Photographic Society, Birmingham, January 2005
Shifting boundaries, Waterman’s Art Gallery, London, June 2004
LIP Annual exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London, October 2004
Fresh Art,  Business Design Centre, London, July 2003
Untitled, The Well Gallery, London, July 2002

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