Guy Mannes-Abbott is a writer, essayist and critic who lives and works in London.
He is the author of a singular series of texts—poems, stories, aphorisms—called e.things which have been exhibited, published and performed alongside the work of leading British artists as well as sporing artists’ videos, since 1997. In Ramallah, Running is the longest and latest in this series of texts and projects.
Mannes-Abbott has recently collaborated with Bombay-based collective CAMP on a film called The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories for the Folkestone Triennial 2011, as well as, for example, written catalogue essays on visual art.
He has been a tutor in architectural theory at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and published in specialist journals. Critical journalism spanning literature and visual art has appeared in the New Statesman, Guardian, Harpers & Queen, Bidoun and The Independent.
Recent publications include; Translated By (Ed. Arsène-Henry & Basar), and an Introduction to Mourid Barghouti’s Midnight and Other Poems. A novel that takes place between the Arabian and Baltic Seas is forthcoming.