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 & University of West London.

Represented by Land Art Agency.

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.

AWARDS

Arts Council England Grant, 2020.

South East Creatives Grant, 2020.

Education and Development Bursary, Rebecca Vassie Memorial Trust, 2019.

Grantham Art Prize, Imperial College London, 2019.

Threshold Award, Metro Imaging, 2018.

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

London College of Communication, Research Funding Award, March 2017

COMMISSIONS

Back To Nature, Imperial Lates Online, (super/collider), 2020.

Ultra, ArtxScience, Imperial College London, Kings College London and the Royal College of Art, London, 2020.

Trajectories III, Watermans Gallery, London, 2020.

Museum of Freemasonry, London, (Lumen), 2020.

EU Science Hub, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, 2019.

Margate Film Festival, 2019

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

The Fish Factory, Cornwall, UK, October 2020.

Space-Earth-Space, Field Notes: The Heavens, BioArtSociety, Kilpisjärvi, Finland, September 2019.

Exchange of the Light, XYZ Books, Lisbon, June 2019

Tombolo, Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland. May 2019.

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.

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, Canterbury Christ Church University, Newcastle University

London South Bank University, London College of Communication, Leeds University

Central Saint Martins, International Space University: Space Studies Programme

Royal College of Art: English for Academic Purposes Summer School

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

New Materialism and Sustainable Photographic Processes, London Alternative Photography Collective, 10 September 2020.

Working Class Academics Conference, The Bureau Centre for the Arts Blackburn (Held Online), 14 - 15 July 2020.

The Art and Science of the Moon, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 14 - 15 November 2019.

Mayo Dark Skies Festival, Mayo, Ireland, 01 - 03 November 2019.

Culture-Space Research Network, Science Museum, 31 July 2019 - 01 August 2019.

The Power of The Collective, Chelsea College of Art, 16 April 2019

Material Witness, Courtauld Institute of Art, 22 March 2019

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

Our Night Skies, Video Commission, Arts Council England (Lumen Studios)

Light Reflections, Turner Contemporary, Margate, July 2020. (super/collider)

The Sustainable Darkroom Residency, Guest Projects, London, April and July 2020. (London Alternative Photography Collective)

Natural Light, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, November 2019 (Lumen)

Through The Looking Glass, Ugly Duck, October 2019 (Lumen)

The Photographic Object / Object-ivity, Offshoot Art Space, July 2019. (London Alternative Photography Collective)

Lumen X Mayes Creative Residency, Lizard Point, Cornwall, UK, March 2019 (Lumen)

Cosmic Perspectives, Ugly Duck, London, May 2018 (Lumen)

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

Stellar, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, April - May 2018 (Lumen)

Hyper Analogue, The Photographers' Gallery, November 2017 (London Alternative Photography Collective)

Making It Real: Analogue Festival, Ugly Duck, October 2017 (London Alternative Photography Collective)

Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 2014-2018. (Lumen)

Shadows Symposium II: Natural Transformations, London College of Communication, March 2017 (London Alternative Photography Collective)

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

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

Celestial Bodies, Digital Shoreditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK, May 2015. (super/collider)

Convenor of the Shadows Symposium at Camberwell College of Art, London, UK, May 2015. (London Alternative Photography Collective)

SELECTED WORKSHOPS

Natural Chemigrams, Photoworks, 3 October 2020. (Held Online)

Solargraph, Cyanotype, Anthotype, Caffenol, Land Art Agency, Summer 2020. (Held Online)

Sustainable Photographic Processes, Baltic 39 with Newcastle University, 27 & 28 February 2020.

Cyanotype, Leeds University, 26 February 2020.

Black & White Darkroom Processes, Courtauld Institute of Art & Gate Darkroom, 17 January 2020

Solargraph, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, 27 November 2019.

Anthotype & Caffenol, Sustainable Photographic Processes, Royal College of Art, 04 November 2019

Moon Gazing, Observer: John Latham and the Distant Perspective, Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art, 10 July 2019.

Cyanotypes, TATE Britain, April 2019.

Chemigram, Material Witness, Courtauld Institute of Art, March 2019.

Chemigram, Metal Peterborough, February 2019.

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.

SELECTED WRITING

Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics. The Clarke Institute, Massachsetts, USA. September 2020.

Energy Systems, Well Projects, Margate, September 2020. (Commission)

Cosmic Perspectives, CosmosisArt, Cambridge Scholars Publication, June 2020

Cosmic Perspectives, Konesh Space, October 2018

On Bubbles, COS Stores and Miami Design Festival, December 2017. (Commission)

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 Sublime, super-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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