b. 1990, United Kingdom
Felix Melia (b. 1990, London) combines moving image, writing, installation and performance to address notions of public and private space, intimacy and agency. He explores the ways we perceive, move through and dwell in our environments.
Melia is particularly interested in the physical gestures and expressions we make to become visible and develop selfhood within regulated and often exclusionary spaces. In tandem, his work draws on codes of storytelling as a way of unpacking and interpreting the languages we use to express ourselves and relate to one another.
Selected presentations include Money For Nothing (screening), TOWNER Eastbourne, 2022; Public Displays of Affection, Jupiter Woods, London, 2017; Moving Sickness, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2017; Writer in Residence, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016; Ozu’s Arsehole, Interstate Projects, New York, 2016; The Inhalation Show, ANDOR Gallery, London, 2016; Shoulder Blades (commissioned by Serpentine Galleries), Hackney Picture house, London and Govett Brewster, New Zealand, 2016.