Andres Manniste


Andres Manniste was educated as a painter and printmaker. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions over his career and has been the recipient of several prizes including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Quebec Ministry of Culture. His work can be found in public collections including the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Rhizome artbase, New York, the Heritage Collection of the Quebec Archives, the Government of Ontario Art Collection and the Canada Council Art Bank.

Andres Manniste a été directement impliqué avec les technologies de communications depuis 1993; cependant, l'environnement manufacturé s'est toujours factorisé dans ses projets. Ses oeuvres ont été acquises par le Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Rhizome artbase, New York, la Collection patrimoniale de la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, la Collection patrimoniale de l’Ontario ainsi que par la banque des oeuvres du Conseil des Arts du Canada.

Cacophonie, 2005

The manufactured environment has always factored into my projects. With Cacophony, I began by playing with code. I took a picture of my family and made a four-colour separation in ASCII. Running these scripts through a code check indicated that it was all wrong. But it didn’t look wrong and so I kept putting together things that seemed to belong together.

I now look at this piece, and realise that it is about a passage through experience. I begin with a child’s memory of hiding terrified under a bed in fear of a nuclear war. I end the sequence with nature reclaiming a wasted space that came, not with a bang but through the whimper of raindrops.

la Corne, 2002-2003

Phasis, 2004