Biography
MELINA BERKENWALD
Born in Buenos Aires, 1972
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

STUDIES
1999-2002
PhD in Art & Communication.
University of Westminster, School of Media, Arts & Design. 1996-1997
MA Fine Art (Painting)
Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts.
1990-1994
First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, with qualified teacher status. National School of Fine Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ART PRACTICE
Solo Exhibitions
2011 “Hilados”, Exhibition and site-specific work, Centro Medicus Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 “Irreversibilidad”, Art Gallery Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina (upcoming, October). 2008 “Wandering Visions”, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY, USA.
2007 “Campos visuales”, Gallery 713 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006 “Evidencias”, La Casona de Los Olivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003 “Playground”, Bearspace, London, UK.
1999 “Taco de reina”, Centro Cultural recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2011-12
- Different, Galería Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011
- “Pessoal # 3: Intersecciones”. Die Ecke Art Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
- Invited to the Project “Entre Bienales” by the artista Cristián Segura, 6 Bienal VentoSul de Curitiba, Brasil.
2010
- “Lugar de Mirada – Ciprés”. Landscape intervention for “Austro Cedrus, Arte Contemporáneo a Cielo abierto”, San Carlos de Bariloche (upcoming, September).
- “Pessoal: Linheas y camadas”, Galería Subterránea, Porto Alegre, Brasil.
2009
- “La Casa del Artista”, Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz, Río Gallegos, Argentina.
- “Pictoria”, Museo Genaro Pérez, Córdoba, Argentina.
- “Pessoal, Dibujos Romances”, Gallery Zavaleta Lab, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “ArteBA 2009”, Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “Desplazamientos y fusiones”, Museo Diario La Capital, Rosario, Argentina.
2008
- “Artists from Argentina, Works on Paper”, Kentler International Drawing Space, NY, United States of America.

- “ArteBA 2008”, Gallery Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “Pintura y Fotografía, Desplazamientos y Fusiones”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Bs. As. Argentina.
Curator Ana Martínez Quijano.
- “Blanco”, Sala Pettoruti, Teatro Argentino, Ciudad de La Plata. Argentina.
- “Abre tus ojos”, La Noche de los Museos, Ministerio de Cultura, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “Live@8”, The Docks, Galway, Ireland.
- “Viajes Mínimos”, Espacio de videoarte, CCEBA, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007
- “Buenos Aires Foto”, Galería Vasari. Buenos Aires, Argentina..
- “Pintura y Fotografía, Desplazamientos y Fusiones”, Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz, Río Gallegos.
Curadora, Ana Martínez Quijano.
- “Bienal de SIART”, Exhibición de Honor, La Paz, Bolivia. Curator Ramiro Garavito.
- “Videoarte”, Galería Florencia Loewenthal, Santiago de Chile. Curator Cristián Segura. - “Resplandores”, C. C. Recoleta, Bs. As. Curator Graciela Taquini.
- “En Construcción”, MARQ, Museo de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, curated by Valeria
Gonzalez and Lara Marmor.
- “Videos con Tuco”, Loop festival, Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona. Selection of
Argentine videos by Gustavo Marrone.
- “Videos at 713 art gallery”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “At Your convenience”, At Madame Lillie’s, London (March). Jointly curated by Emily Clay, Neva Elliott and absolute zeroo.
2006
- “2SAR06”, Segunda Semana del Arte en Rosario. Intervención en el MACRO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, de Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina.
- “Artistas x Artistas, 12 x 68 fotografías”, Gallery Palatina, Buenos Aires, curator Mario Gradowczyk. XIV Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografía-Festival de la Luz 2006.
- “Masivaa”, Avant. Fotografía y video, Niceto, Buenos Aires.
- “Berkenwald, Comba, Paredes, Gonzalez”, Galería Palatina, Buenos Aires.
2005
- “INsideOUT”, Residency 116. Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna FL, USA.
- “Rivadavia. Un Papel en la Cultura”, Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Spring show, eagle wharf, collaboration with German artist H. Smykla, London, UK.
2004
- “Estudio Abierto”, group show, Avenida de Mayo (Palacio Barolo), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- “Viewing Across Cultures” Art.edits, contemporary art practices, Bangalore, India.
- “draw_drawing” Gallery 32, London, UK.
- “A Slither and a Slice”. Café Gallery Projects, London, UK.
- “Deptford X”, “Transient States”, London, UK.
- “Area 10 midsummer show”, London, UK.
- “Minus One”, Aldwich station, the strand, London, UK.
2003
- “Khoj”, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore, India.
- “365 Days of Area 10”. Area 10 (artist led initiative). The Old Whitten Timber Yard, Peckham, London.
Supported by Camberwell Arts and Southwark Council.
- “Living with Art: drawings and paintings from the Roger Evans Collection”, Rivington Gallery, London. 2002
- “14x14 Exhibition” 10 curators, 200 artists, 400 artworks. Century Gallery,London.
- Area 10. Site-specific installation. Collaborative work with Ana Velardi.
2000
- Mafuji Gallery, group show, London, UK.
- “Windows”. Peckham Library. Funded by the Peabody Trust Millennium Award, London, UK. - “RKD-K”, The Trade Apartment, Brixton. Group project at the Electric Arcade, London. UK. 1999
-“Non-stop Opening”. Central Point Gallery, London, UK.

Art Residencies and Awards
2010
- Selected work for Art Project “Austro Cedrus”, Arte Contemporáneo a cielo abierto, San
Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
2008
- Come and See Award, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.
- Gran Premio Centenario Roggio a las Artes Visuales, Museo Caraffa, Córdoba,
Argentina.
2007
- Residency Kiosko, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
2006-07
- Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, Holland. With support from Direccion General de Asuntos Culturales. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio Internacional y Culto, Argentina.
2005
- Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, United States, selected by T. Skipitares.
2003
- Khoj International Artists Workshop (short residency), Bangalore, India. Supported by Triangle Arts Trust.
2003
- Comhla International Artists Workshop (short residency). North Uist, Scotland. Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust in partnership with Triangle Arts Trust.
1999
- Quintin Hogg Scholarship for Doctoral Research, University of Westminster.
2000
- The Peabody Trust Millennium Awards. Southwark Community Project.
1999
- Award given by the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG).
Melina Berkenwald

Bright Lights

Photograph with threads on fabric
90 x 114 cm.
2009
[IMG: Bright Lights]
Melina Berkenwald

Passage

Photograph with threads on fabric
90 x 114 cm.
2009
[IMG: Passage]
Melina Berkenwald

Eye Level

Photograph with threads on fabric
46.5 x 146.5 cm.
2008
[IMG: Eye Level]
Melina Berkenwald

Narcissus

Photograph with threads on fabric
65 x 77 cm.
2007
[IMG: Narcissus]
Melina Berkenwald

Narcissus (detail)

photograph with threads on fabric
65 x 77 cm.
2007
[IMG: Narcissus (detail)]