ABOUT - MELANIE KING

Multi-Disciplinary Artist.

Occasional Curator, Lecturer and Writer.

Convenor of the Shadows Symposium at Camberwell College of Art, May 2015.

Holds 2 World Records for the World's Largest Cyanotype.

Education

MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, 2013.

BA Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, 2011.

London Alt Photo
Director

The London Alternative Photography Collective provides artist talks and exhibitions on traditional/alternative photography processes used in contemporary art.

Lumen
Co-Director 

Lumen are an art collective based in London. Lumen explore themes of astronomy and light, and exhibit exclusively in churches.  Lumen aim to inspire a dialogue around how humanity understands our existence.       

super-collider
Co-Director

super/collider is an interdisciplinary agency which explores science through the creative industries. With super/collider, Melanie has organised events at Ace Hotel, Soho House, Kielder Observatory, Digital Shoreditch and The Floating Cinema.

RESIDENCIES


The Story of Light Festival, Goa, India, January 2015
Four Corners - Foyle Foundation, Bethnal Green, London. With New Creative Markets. October 2014 - January 2015.
The Old Lookout, Obsolete Studios, Broadstairs, August 2014.
Colour.it Atina, Italy, August 2014.
The Double Negative Darkroom, Hackney, London, 2013.

TALKS


Sight, Ma_tt_er,  London Design Festival, 27 September 2015.
Uncertain States Salon, Ziferblat Cafe, 1 September 2015.
The Photographer's Gallery, Careers Night, 2 July 2015.
Panel Discussion on Alternative Photography Processes, Revela T Festival, Barcelona, 19 June 2015.
BA Photography Wednesday Lectures, London College of Communication, 29 April 2015.
The Old Girls Club, Conway Hall, 5 February 2015 7PM.
Photoforum, Calumet, April 2014. - Artist Talk

CURATING

London Pinhole FestivalDoomed Gallery, 24-26 April 2015
Curator of Photography, London Analogue Festival, September 2014.
London Pinhole Festival, Worldwide Pinhole Day, April 2014.
Glitch at Doomed Gallery, December 2013.

WORKSHOPS


Cyanotype Workshop, SALT Festival, Sandhornøy, Norway, 28 - 29 August 2015.
Cyanotype Workshop, The Photographer's Gallery, 23 July 2015.
Cyanotype Workshop, Institute of Conservation's Book and Paper Group, March & June 2015.
Cyanotype Workshops, Ditto Press, 6 November 2014.
Pinhole Camera Workshop, Castle Museum, Brighton Photo Biennal 2014, 26+27 October 2014.
Cyanotype Workshop, London College of Communication, June 2014.

WRITING

Impossible Magazine, The Impossible Project, August 2015.
Astro Arts Blog, Artist of the Month, April 2015.
The Nuclear Sublimesuper-collider, November 2014.
Metaphors in Art & Science: The Bubble As A Metaphor for the Brevity of Life, MA Art and Science Thesis, 2013.
Learning from Vanitas Art & The Day of the Dead, Wild Culture Magazine, November 2013.
Curious at West Norwood Cemetery, Wild Culture Magazine, August 2013

Using Format