Melanie Gilligan | 10 Feb

Melanie Gilligan, ECA Friday Lecture

Melanie Gilligan works across video, performance, installation and music. Her serialised dramas set in fictional future worlds explore the shifting experience of everyday life in capitalist economies. She regularly contributes to publications – including Artforum, Mute and Grey Room – and sees critical writing as an essential part of her practice. Gilligan completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2002 and was a Fellow with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Programme in 2004-5. Recent exhibitions include: Parts-wholes at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, The Common Sense at Trondheim kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway and Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria (2016-17). Popular Unrest at VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2012) Canada Crisis in the Credit System, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2012).

Further reading:

for an essay by ECA’s Kirsten Lloyd on the recent acquisition of Melanie’s work

Mute Magazine: Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy