Manal Kara (b. 1986 State College, PA)
is a Moroccan-American self-taught interdisciplinary artist. Their work has been included in group shows around the world, including Chicago, New York, Istanbul, Vienna and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Conjectures at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; XYLEM & PHLÖEM at No Place, Columbus; THE VIEWING-ROOM VS. THE ADORING-GAZE at Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; and Song of the Other Worm at Prairie, Chicago. Selected group exhibitions include Jupiter Finger at Real Pain, Los Angeles; Suspended Disbelief at Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto; and K as in Knight at Helena Anrather, New York. They have participated in residencies at ACRE, Ox-Bow, September Spring at the Kesey Farm, and Project Freewill; they will be a resident at Shandaken Projects: Storm King in the summer of 2022. Manal Kara is based in Gary, IN.