Abina Manning is the Executive Director of Video Data Bank, a leading not-for-profit media arts organization based at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Abina has worked to promote artists’ film and video for many years, both in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining the Video Data Bank in 1999, she worked with a number of arts organizations in the U.K., including the LUX Center, the London Film Maker’s Co-op, London Electronic Arts, and Cinema of Women. She was Director of the inaugural Pandæmonium Festival of Moving Images, a major European exhibition presented at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London, that showcased film, video, gallery installations, and multi-media works. Abina has participated in many international film and video festivals and conferences as a juror, panelist, curator, and advisor, and has worked on collaborative projects with arts venues internationally. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Philosophy from Middlesex University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television from the University of Westminster, London.
Last Update 9th March, 2017