CV - MELANIE KING

Born 1988 in Manchester, now based in London, UK.
Multi-Disciplinary Artist.
Director: London Alternative Photography CollectiveLumen Studiossuper/collider
Occasional Curator, Lecturer, Writer.
Member of ITACCUS

EDUCATION

MPhil Fine Art, Royal College of Art, 2015 - 2019.
MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, 2011 - 2013.
BA Fine Art, Leeds Art University, 2008 - 2011.

COMMISSIONS


Green Man Festival (Lumen), 2017

Developed In Birmingham, 2017

Aries On The Horizon (Lumen), British Science Association, 2017

Chelsea Flower Fringe, June 2016

On Light, World Record Cyanotype, The Wellcome Trust, May 2015.

RESIDENCIES


SÍM Residency,  Seljavegur, Iceland, February 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery Schools Programme, November 2017

Laboratory of Dark Matters, Guest Projects, April 2017

Royal College of Art Merz Barn Residency, February 2017 

Kielder Observatory, February 2017 (Supported by LCC Research)

The Story Of Light, Goa, India, January 2015

Foyle Foundation Residency, Four Corners Film, London, UK, December 2014.

The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs, UK, 2014

MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford University, UK, 2012.

AWARDS


LCC Research Funding Award, March 2017

Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking, 2016 & 2017: Shortlisted.

Dare Prize, 2017: Shortlisted

Royal Photographic Society: International Print Exhibition 159, 2016: Shortlisted

MEAD Scholarship 2013: Shortlisted

MullenLowe NOVA Award for Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2013: Shortlisted 


JUDGING PANEL


Photofusion SELECT/16, Award for Alternative Processes, 2016

London Independent Photography, 28th Annual Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, 2016 

Photofusion SALON/15, Award for Alternative Processes, 2015

PRESENTATIONS


Lecture, Leeds Art University, UK, December 2017

Artist Talk, Miniclick Leeds, The Brunswick, Leeds, UK, December 2017

Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange: SPACE, The University of Sunderland, UK, October 2017.

ISU: Arthur C Clarke Panel on Space and Culture, Space Studies Programme, Cork, Ireland,  July 2017

Artist Talk, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Artist Talk, Nunnsyard Gallery, Norwich, July 2017

Pointed or Pointless? Recalibrating The Index, The Photographers' Gallery UK, June 2017

Making A Photograph: Alternative Photography, The Photographers' Gallery, UK, June 2017

Bubbles, Lapsody 2017, University of the Arts Helsinki, May 2017

Re-Animating Materiality through Sound, TATE Exchange, TATE Modern, UK, March 2017

Kosmica, La Colonie, Paris, France, March 2017

Pulsars & Visualisation, London Creative Networks, Space Studios, UK, January 2017

Awe and Space, Making In Transit, The Cube, UK, January 2017

BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, LCC, UK, November 2016

Celestographs, Academic Lecture Series, Royal College of Art, UK, November 2016

MA Photography, London College of Communication, UK, October 2016

Sensing Space, Kosmica, Cosmovitral Jardín Botánico, Toluca, Mexico, October 2016.

Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space, IAC, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2016

MiniClick Photo Talks, Brighton, UK, June 2016

MA Art and Science Students, Central Saint Martins, June 2016

London LASER, Central Saint Martins, London, UK, May 2016

Analogue Photography International Panel Discussion, analogueNOW!,  Berlin, Germany, May 2016

Material & Matter: An Insight Through Photography, UAL Philosophy Society, London, UK, April 2016

super/collider Living Photographs: Panel Discussion, Second Home, London, UK,  April 2016

Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University, Finland, March 2016

Club Nights, The Camera Club, Kennington, London, UK, March 2016.

Lecture: London South Bank University, UK, March 2016

Establishing & Sustaining Your Practice, Photofusion, London, UK, February 2016.

 Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany, February 2016

Sight, Ma_tt_er,  London Design Festival, UK, September 2015.

First Light, Uncertain States Salon, Ziferblat Cafe, London, UK, September 2015.

The Photographer's Gallery, Careers Night, London, UK, July 2015.

Panel Discussion on Alternative Photography Processes, Revela T Festival, Barcelona, Spain, June 2015.

BA Photography Wednesday Lectures, London College of Communication, UK, April 2015.

The Old Girls Club, Conway Hall, London, UK, February 2015

Photoforum, Calumet, London, UK, April 2014. - Artist Talk

VIDEO SCREENINGS


Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, 7-9 July 2017

Shrinking Space, Plantasia, Swansea, UK, 07 Sep 2016

Multiverse, Electromagnetic Field 2016, Guildford,  5-7th August 2016

Moon Rising, Lumen Bring Your Own Beamer, Stour Space, Hackney, London, UK,  26 May 2016

Eclipse, Peckham Rye Fest, Copeland Gallery, London, UK, 13 May 2016

Homo BullaLumen Bring Your Own Beamer, Lumen Studios Gallery, London, UK, April 2016 

Moon Rising, Screenscapes, Contemporary Resonance, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 20 Apr 2016

Eclipse, How To Become A Cult Leader, Apiary Studios, London, UK, July 2015.

Eclipse, How To Become A Cult Leader, Total Refreshment Centre, London, UK, May 2015

CURATING


Hyper Analogue, The Photographers' Gallery, November 2017

Making It Real: Analogue Festival, Ugly Duck, October 2017

Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 2017.

Constellations: Cassiopeia, Lumen Studios, 10 July 2017

London Pinhole Festival, Four Corners Gallery, 26-30 April 2017

Shadows Symposium II: Natural Transformations, London College of Communication, March 2017

Lumen: School of Light, Ugly Duck, February 2016

micromuseum of sleep, super/collider & Bompas and Parr, Citizen M Hotel, September 2016
Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 2016

Aether, Imperial College London, UK, 29 Apr - 23 May 2016

London Pinhole Festival, Worldwide Pinhole Day, Doomed Gallery, London, UK, 23-26 April 2016

Aether, Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 20 February - 03 April 2016.

Lumen III: La Luce delle Stelle, The Crypt Gallery, Euston, London, UK, 5-6 November 2015.
Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 2015

Celestial Bodies, Digital Shoreditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK, May 2015.

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

London Pinhole FestivalDoomed Gallery, London, UK,  24-26 April 2015

Aether, UAL Showroom Gallery, London, UK, March - July 2015.

Lumen II, St John on Bethnal Green, London, UK, 13 - 28 March 2015.

Lumen, The Crypt Gallery, Euston, London, 18-21 December 2014.

Curator of Photography, London Analogue Festival, UK, September 2014.

London Pinhole Festival, Worldwide Pinhole Day, April 2014.

Glitch at Doomed Gallery, December 2013.

WORKSHOPS


Cyanotype & Pinhole, Whitechapel Gallery , Family Day, January 2018

Lumen & Chemigram "Constellation Makers", Whitechapel Gallery School Programme, November 2017

Cyanotype Weekend Course, The Art Academy,  November 2017 

Print the Moon, Phytology, Hackney Arts & Polaroid Originals, November 2017

Giant Cyanotype & Pinhole Cameras, Whitechapel Gallery Family Day, October 2017

Chemigrams, Photofusion, October 2017.

Print the Moon, Netil 360, Hackney Arts & Polaroid Originals, September 2017

Giant Cyanotype, Developed in Birmingham, August 2017

Phosphorescence & Laser Light, Laboratory of Dark Matters, Cleveland Mining Museum, July 2017

Chemigram, The Photographers' Gallery, June 2017

Cyanotype, Kosmica, Cosmovitral Jardín Botánico Toluca, Mexico, October 2016.

Cyanotype, Under The Owls Festival, Leeds Kirkgate Market, July 2016

Cameraless Photography, Photofusion, London, July 2016

Coffee Tin Pinhole Cameras, Photofusion, London, July 2016

Chemigrams, Photofusion, London, June 2016

Darkroom Photography: Analogue Processes, UAL Short Course, LCC, June 2016.

Cyanotype, The Institute of Physics: Brewing Up A Storm, London, UK, June 2016 

Black and White Darkroom Techniques, UAL Short Course, LCC, June 2016.

Cameraless Photography, South Hampstead High School, London, UK,  Jan 2016

Cyanotype, University of Westminster Photography Students, London, UK, Nov 2015.

Reflection and Refraction, super/collider Light Play workshop, TATE Britain, London, UK, Nov 2015.

Cyanotype, SALT Festival, Sandhornøy, Norway, Aug 2015.

Cyanotype, The Photographer's Gallery, London, Jul 2015.

Cyanotype, Institute of Conservation's Book and Paper Group, London, Mar & Jun 2015.

Cyanotype, Ditto Press, Nov 2014.

Coffee Tin Pinhole Camera, Castle Museum, Brighton Photo Biennal, UK, Oct 2014.

Cyanotype Workshop, London College of Communication, UK, Jun 2014.

Cyanotype, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK, April 2012

WRITING

Parallax: Perspectives In Astronomy & Photography, Interalia Magazine, November 2017

Ways Of Seeing, Teachers Notes, Whitechapel Gallery, November 2017

Darkness & The Wild, No Stone Unturned, July 2017

First Light, Inside The Outside, June 2017

Aether Interview, super/collider, February 2016

Liliane Lijn Interview, Light and Dark Matters at TATE Modern, January 2016

A Cosmonaut's Trip Interview at ICA, Micro Macro Films, January 2016

Katie Paterson Interview, Light and Dark Matters at TATE Modern, December 2015

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


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