Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Karla Black, GB

Karla Black studied fine art and philosophy at the Glasgow School of Art between 1999 and 2004. After graduation she continued to live and work in Glasgow. Black is especially known as a sculptor, combining in her works different subjects from traditional art-making materials such as a paper, plaster, and chalk with such everyday objects and substances as cosmetic, toiletries, sugar, and cellophane. She works with different spaces, making a kind of abstract installation, sculptures that connect with Land Art and performance art.