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.

Valentina Bonizzi, IT

Digging into archives and communities, Valentina Bonizzi’s (1982, IT) artistic practice incorporates storytelling through film, writing, sound and actions in public spaces to question the politics of representation and narration. Engaged with radical pedagogy, Bonizzi’s work has developed through a long-term friendship with communities in Albania, Palestine, Italy and Scotland.