Jillian McManemin is a writer, filmmaker and performance artist.
She has performed and presented work at Anthology Film Archives, the MET Live Arts, Dixon Place, Invisible Exports and the Knockdown Center. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic and Art511 Magazine.
She has performed with Ieva Misevičiūtė, Clifford Owens, and stars in the independent feature, The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man (best feature, Coney Island Film Festival 2015 & Best feature, East Village Queer Film Festival 2017.)
She has edited and produced books and editorial projects by Dread Scott, Larry Clark, the Living Theater, among many others.
She acts as a visiting critic for the Pratt Institute Sculpture Dept. She received the American PEN Writer’s Fund, the Max’s Kansas City Grant and the Artist Alliance Grant, and was a resident writer at the Vermont Studio Center and Can Serrat Spain.
She recently completed Confederitis, a collaborative experimental feature-length film co-directed and created with Rbt.Sps. The film premiered at The Slipper Room and was presented at Anthology Film Archives in 2018. an excerpt of Confederitis appeared at the Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño en Santiago, Cuba.