Other than participating in many solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad, Manish is a recipient of many awards, honours and residencies. He represented the country at the Festival of India in France in 2016; and showed his work at Musee de Guethary, France. He was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes in 2014. He is one of the trustees at the Raza Foundation, where he is involved in co-editing AROOP, a visual arts journal published by the foundation, among other responsibilities. He has written many books on arts, and has recently published a novel in Hindi.