Manon holds a MA Film & Photographic Studies from the University of Leiden (cum laude) and a BA from the Academy for Arts & Design in Den Bosch. She has worked as a curator for ZAAL5/Filmhuis Den Haag, Urban Explorers Festival and independent exhibition spaces, and is an advisor for VAF and Stroom Den Haag. She has teached at KABK Den Haag, St. Joost Breda and is an external examiner for the Master Film at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. She was a programmer for Go Short Film Festival for ten years and still makes thematic film programs for other film festivals and venues. As a visual artist she exhibited at Centraal Museum, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, KW14, Wetering Galerie and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Her animations were shown both in exhibition spaces and in film festivals.