Manuel Olias lives and works in Madrid.
His interests revolve mainly around drawing and painting and include other media like video, video-dance and net art.
He has exhibited his work in Spain since 1990. While still in his home city, he shows at Lae.sferazul gallery and artists club, a reference in the spanish independent art scene of the late nineties. During this decade he undertakes numerous commissions for graphic works, decoration and visuals for clubs. He also draws and self-publishes comics, and creates performances together with Taller Dsastre collective.
He moved to Madrid at the end of 1999 to be art director for a company dealing with free software and web desing. While still freelancing some design jobs, since 2002 he focuses in his studio work.
In 2002 co-founded Manklared Arts Collective. The group functions as a meeting point and hosts online exhibitions.
Involved since 2002 in the online international projects \"ArtContext\" and \"WarTime, reflections on and reactions against wars by digital and network artists\". He is part of the video community and on-line television Houyhnhnms.tv.
His video \"Todo disfraz está hecho de recuerdos\" was screened at the ATA Film & Video Festival in San Francisco in October 2007. That same year three video pieces made together with dancer and choreographer Camille Hanson were screened in the Pradillo Theatre in Madrid.
His series of drawings and online project Dibujos a ciegas has been exhibited in Madrid, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver in 2008 y 2009.