Manon de BOER, born 1966 in Kodaicanal, India, completed her artistic education at the Akademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Using personal narration and musical interpretation as both method and subject, de Boer explores the relationship between language, time, and truth claims to produce a series of portrait films in which the film medium itself is continuously interrogated. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennial (2007), Berlin Biennial (2008), São Paolo Biennial (2010), Documenta (2012), Taipei Biennial (2016), and has also been included in numerous film festivals in Hong Kong, Marseille, Rotterdam, and Vienna. Her work has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam (2008), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2008), London South Gallery (2010), Index in Stockholm (2011), Contemporary Art Museum of St Louis (2011), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2012), Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven (2013), Cubitt in London, and Secession in Vienna (2016), among others. Trails and Traces, an artist’s book by Manon de Boer was published by Secession in 2016.