Alles over kunst

Studio Visit

Freedom of Movement

Melissa Gordon
Tamara  Beheydt

The studio is a special place for any artist but in Melissa Gordon’s practice it is influential on several levels. Not only does she attach great importance to the place where she works today, in her work she revisits her past studios and those of other artists. Her current studio, on the ground floor of her Brussels residence, is in the process of being renovated. Nevertheless, that is where we find her, working on her solo exhibition at Kunsthall Oslo and her contribution to the tenth edition of the Contour Biennial of Moving Images 1.

Gordon originally hails from Massachusetts in the US. After completing residencies at De Ateliers in Amsterdam and WIELS in Brussels, she moved to London, where she worked on her PhD at Kingston University between 2015 and 2020. She subsequently returned to Belgium to settle more permanently. …

Kristien Daem, Melissa Gordon, 2023, from the portrait series III, currently on view in the exhibition ‘TEN WOMEN / DIX FEMMES / TIEN VROUWEN / ZEHN FRAUEN’ at M HKA, INBOX, Antwerp until 24 September 2023, courtesy of the artist