Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio
Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist in interdisciplinary practice before gaining a DPhil from Sussex University for her thesis Maps for Wayward Performers: feminist readings of contemporary live art practice in Britain and a subsequent MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She has written for myriad publications including Make [formerly Women’s Art Magazine], Soho Clarion, Independent on Sunday, and created online art history courses for Tate and Pearson’s ‘Love to Learn.’ Mancio was a researcher and contributor to a retrospective of the Theatre of Mistakes (Raven Row, London). She was also awarded a Proboscis grant to write an A-Z around the Theatre of Mistakes’ archive. Mancio has lectured in art history nationally and internationally for institutions like Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Art Salon, The Course, and City Lit, and is an accredited Arts Society speaker who recently made a film for HENI talks on ‘The Bed in Art’ and was a guest on performance artist Oriana Fox’s ‘The O show’. Her research interests include conceptual art, women artists, and the representation of women and sexuality in art. As a sex work advocate, she has also written historical fiction featuring sex workers including her novella ‘Whorticulture’ about four migrant women in antebellum America and is currently working on a novel set in Caravaggio’s Rome. Of mixed European and Uruguayan heritage, she runs international art history study tours through her company Hotel Alphabet.