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


PhD Fine Art, Royal College of Art, 2015 - 2020.
MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, 2011 - 2013.
BA Fine Art, Leeds Art University, 2008 - 2011.

COMMISSIONS


Mayes Creative, 2018.

Vivid Projects (Lumen), 2018

On Bubbles, COS Stores, 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


Bow Arts, Raw Labs, October 2018 - January 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


London College of Communication, Research Funding Award, March 2017


TEACHING


MA Groups (Critical Cartographies, Image As Object, Degree Shows), Royal College of Art, January 2018 - Present.

Fine Art, Bath Spa University, April 2018

Photography, London South Bank University, April 2018

BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, November 2016

MA Photography, London College of Communication, October 2016

MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, June 2016

Photography, London South Bank University, March 2016

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


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS


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 CURATING 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
Lumen Residency, Atina, Italy, 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 PROJECTS


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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