Ross Manning is a sound and new media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. His work is known for its engagement with technologies and ephemeral installations of movement, optics and sound.
His work has been featured at international platforms such as this years 11th Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again, Curated by the Raqs Media Collective, China. ‘Colourshift’ LOOP Alternative Space, South Korea, 2015 and the 2014 Biennale of Sydney. In 2016 Ross received new commissions form the Len Lye Centre / Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand and a co-commission from Performance Space and Carriageworks for the Liveworks Festival, Sydney. In 2015 new commissions from the Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, South Korea). Ross has been represented by Milani Gallery since 2009.
During his time in Helsinki he will be developing a new body of work based around new musical instrumentation and sound production, to be shown in his first survey exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art in 2017. Ross will be building his own sound producing creations, performing the developing works and researching into the archives of local sound makers such as Erkki Kurenniemi. His interests focuses on the idiosyncratic, self governance and individuals freedom of instrument building practise.