Manuel Saiz started working as an artist in the 1980’s in Spain, creating paintings, sculptures, photography and installations. He shows regularly in public and commercial galleries worldwide.
In 1989 he showed a group of installations at the Sao Paulo Biennale and in 1990 he took part in Artificial Nature, curated by Jeffrey Deitch at the Deste Foundation in Athens.
Since 1995, he has worked mainly in video art and media installations. In 1998 he moved to London where he produced Video Hacking, a work that received honorable mention in Hamburger Short Film Festival. In 2005, he produced Specialized technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar, which was shown widely and got the first Prize in the Winterthur Kurtztfilm Festival and a special mention at Transmediale 06.
His installations have been shown in Intercommunication Center (Tokyo), Transmediale (Berlin), Whitechappel gallery (London), ICA (London), among other international venues.
His video productions have been shown at Impakt Festival (Utrecht), EMAF (Osnabruck), London Film Festival, Reina Sofia Art Centre (Madrid), VideoFormes (Clermont-Ferrand), World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam), Rencontres Internationals Madrid Paris Berlin, among many others.
He has curated artist projects at Art Summer University (Tate Modern London), Communicating Vessels (Hara Museum Tokyo), 25hrs (El Raval Barcelona) or Video Dictionary (multiple venues), involving internationally known media artists.
Last year he had a nine month fellowship at the Spanish Academy in Rome. He has published several books such as The 2009 101 Excuses, How Art Legitimizes Itself and A Colossal Blog.
His video work is distributed by Montevideo in Amsterdam and Vtape in Toronto. He is represented by Galeria Moriarty (Madrid).
2009, 04:40 minutes, colour, English, German, Italian
2008, 10:10 minutes, colour, English
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2004, 02:58 minutes, B&W
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2002, 19:38 minutes, colour, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, Swedish, Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese and German
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1999, 05:21 minutes, colour, English, German
by . Buffer, Apr. 22, 2008.
by . Parallel Universes, Jan. 2008.
by . The Independent, May 2003.
by . 25 hrs. International Video Art Festival, 2003.
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by . Exhibition Catalogue, 2000. Ottawa: Gallery 101, 2000.