Mansi works with performance and photography, body and its spatial negotiations. The process includes prosthetic makeup, body extensions, sets and costumes in order to allow the alien human observations. It is playful and disturbing, at the same time real and uncertain. The act of performance is familiar but strange that challenges the relevance of our collective political awareness. Images attempt the gaps of the staged and the performed. In her performances, she prepares through a larger than life persona to perform a heroic act negotiating with three immediate elements of our lives- land, water and sky – that we consume and get consumed by. They are powerful places physically and metaphorically! Personally, they question her belonging.
She completed her bachelor’s degree from sir J J School of art. Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India (2000) and Fellowship from University of Mumbai,(2001). She has exhibited at Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2016 – 2017), Shanghai Biennale (2012), Invited to Vancouver Biennale (2014), Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India (2006/09), Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, USA (2007), Gallery Mirchandani+Steinrucke, Mumbai, India etc. She has been awarded residencies in India and abroad.