Her work focuses on the investigation of power structures, subcultures, nationalism, and history. She holds a BFA from the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, and an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Manna was awarded the Young Palestinian Artist of the Year Award from the A.M. Qattan Foundation in 2012. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: 12 x 12, the IBB-Videolounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2013; Home Works 6, Beirut, 2013; International Film Festival, Rotterdam, 2013; 11th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, 2013; and Nothing Is Forgotten, Some Things Considered, UKS, Oslo, 2012. Manna lives and works in Berlin.