Elana Mann

Elana Mann (b. 1980, Boston, MA) is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA  who makes visible the unseen power of sound, listening and the voice. Her explorations of political dialog has led her to organize multiple public conferences including, “Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Symposium and exhibition” at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA and “Shares and Stakeholders: The Feminist Art Projects Day of Panels at CAA,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Mann has presented her projects in museums, galleries, and public spaces all over the world, including the Ford Foundation (New York), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park (Washington D.C.),  the Getty Villa (Los Angeles), the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles), and A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is a recipient of the California Community Foundation’s 2009 Visual Arts Fellowship and a 2012 and 2013 Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant. Her projects have been written about in such periodicals as the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, NPR, O Globo, El Pais, and X-Tra magazine.  www.elanamann.com