Elana Mann and Las Fotos will be creating a custom photo booth where audience members can amplify their own thoughts on gender and equality.
Elana Mann (b. 1980, Boston, MA) creates artwork that brings a greater consciousness to the listening and speaking we practice in everyday life with the goal of building equanimity in ourselves and increasing equity in our world.
Recently, Mann has been creating a series of sculptural instruments for protest and performance. She co-edited, with John Burtle, the 2018 performance score anthology "Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now?", published by Golden Spike Press. She was named a 2017-2018 Cultural Trailblazer by the City of Los Angeles and is currently the ceramics artist-in-residence at Pitzer College.
Mann has presented her work in museums, galleries, city parks and buses in the U.S, China, Europe and Brazil. In addition, Mann curates, collaborates, organizes, and writes. She is the co-founder, with artist Robby Herbst, of the curatorial project Chats About Change. Since 2005 she has collaborated with artist Audrey Chan as Chan & Mann. Mann has produced six publications, and her writing has been published in the book In the Canyon, Revise the Canon, as well as periodicals including Afterall Journal, Art21, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.
Mann received her B.F.A. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. She lives in South Pasadena with her husband, designer Jean-Paul Leonard, and their son.