photo by Tony Favarula, 2017
Devyn Lorelei Mañibo (b. 1992) is a Chicago-based poet and performance artist. Through text, art object, and gesture, she seeks to activate and disrupt constructs of time, body, and geography. Her research thinks intimately about the weight and musculature of death, desire, and the ways physical material and ephemera inform and collide with understandings of language, loss, and home.
Mañibo has had video, performance, installation, and academic work shown and presented internationally in festivals, museums, and conferences including the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, the National Queer Arts Festival, the Berlin Porn Film Festival, the Queens Museum, and the Allied Media Conference. Mañibo is a 2013 Princess Grace Foundation Undergraduate Film Award Recipient and is an alum of Cycle III of the Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship with the Caribbean Cultural Center in Harlem. She received her BA in New Media and Queer Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
She recently released a collaborative art publication through the [Multitude] Residency with The Overlook Place. She is a second year MFA candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is studying performance and performance studies.