By Jake Nevins
The former US soldier, who in 2013 was imprisoned in violation of the Espionage Act, will premiere a collaborative series of 3D portraits in New York
Chelsea Manning is to showcase an exhibition at New York’s Fridman Gallery in collaboration with the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
Manning, who was released from prison last month after being sentenced in violation of the Espionage Act for disclosing classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2013, will share A Becoming Resemblance from 2 August until 5 September. An announcement from the gallery said the exhibit would investigate “emerging technologies of genomic identity construction and our societal moment”, using cheek swabs and hair clippings Manning sent Dewey-Hagborg while she was in prison. Dewey-Hagborg used these DNA samples to create 3D-printed portraits of Manning, whose face was concealed from public view until her release on 17 May.