CV - MELANIE KING

Multi-Disciplinary Artist. Originally from Manchester, now based in Margate, UK.

Founding Director: London Alternative Photography Collective & Lumen Studios

Co-Director: super/collider

Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

Member of ITACCUS and External Member of PARC.

EDUCATION

PhD Fine Art, Royal College of Art, 2015 - 2021.

MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, 2011 - 2013.

BA Fine Art, Leeds Art University, 2008 - 2011.

EXHIBITIONS

See Exhibitions Page here.

COMMISSIONS

Bow Arts, 2018

Mayes Creative, 2018.

Vivid Projects (Lumen), 2018

On Bubbles, COS Stores & Design Miami, 2017

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

Joya: Arte & Ecologia, April 2019

Bow Arts, Raw Labs, October 2018 - February 2019

Resonances, EU Commission, Ispra, Italy. June 2018.

SÍM Residency,  Reykjavik, Iceland, February 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery, November 2017 - January 2018.

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

Grantham Art Prize, Imperial College London, 2019.

Royal College of Art, Conference Funding Award, July 2018.

London College of Communication, Research Funding Award, March 2017

SCREEN APPEARANCES

BBC4 Bauhaus Rules, January 2019.

She Takes The Night, Museum of London & Photofusion, June 2018.

TEACHING

BA Photography, University of West London, January 2019 - Present.

MA Fine Art Pathways, Royal College of Art, January 2018 - Present.

GUEST LECTURES

Bath Spa University, Leeds Art University,

London South Bank University, London College of Communication, 

Central Saint Martins, International Space University: Space Studies Programme

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Astrophotography, Royal Museums Greenwich, 25 October 2018

Orbit, Arts and Culture, IAC, Bremen, Germany, 02 October 2018

The Astrologer That Fell Into A Well,  Manpuku-ji  Temple, Osaka, Japan,  9 September 2018.

Pasadena LASER, Art Center, Pasadena, California, USA, 23 July 2018

Into The Night Panel Discussion & Film, Photofusion and Museum of London, 22 June 2018 

Stellar, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 4 May 2018

Ancient Light, The Royal Photographic Society, V&A, 21 April 2018

Ancient Light, European Geosciences Union 2018, Vienna, 8 - 11 April 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University, Finland, 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.

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Cosmic Perspectives, Ugly Duck, London, May 2018

On Light Exhibition and Symposium, Chelsea College of Art, London, May 2018

Stellar, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, April - May 2018

Hyper Analogue, The Photographers' Gallery, November 2017

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

Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 2014-2018.

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

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

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

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.

SELECTED WORKSHOPS

Solarisation & Chemigram, Photofusion, 2018.

Chemigram, TATE Modern, September 2018

Cyanotype Masterclass, The Art Academy, August 2018.

 Whitechapel Gallery , Family Day, January 2018

 "Constellation Makers", Whitechapel Gallery School Programme, November 2017

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

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

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

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

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, Ditto Press, Nov 2014.

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

SELECTED WRITING

Cosmic Perspectives, Konesh Space, October 2018

On Bubbles, COS Stores, December 2017

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

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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