Intro video

Welcome to Art Coco, wherein Coconuts TV profiles the creative personalities shaping Southeast Asia's up-and-coming contemporary art scene. On this episode of Art Coco we meet Melanie Gritzka Del Villar, a Filipino-German artist has lived in Bangkok for nine years.


CV

b. 1982, Munich, Germany / with bases in Bangkok, Paris, Boracay Island in the Philippines, and Washington DC.

 

Upcoming

Sept.17/2016-Feb.18/2017 Solo Exhibition at The Bromo Seltzer Tower, Baltimore, USA

Nov.7-Dec.5 2016   Artist Residency at Arquetopia Foundation for Development, Puebla, Mexico

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Hanging By A Thread, Altromondo Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Manila, The Philippines.

2013   Traces, The Space, Bangkok, Thailand

2009   Intermezzo, MAG:NET Gallery, Manila, the Philippines

2007   Third Space, WhiteSpace Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Group Exhibitions

2016   International Women’s Day, Oxfam America's DC Action Corps, USA 

2015   A Space with Nature, A-Space, Makati, Manila, The Philippines

2015   Intermezzo, Korean Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2015   Exo / Endo, Iniala Gallery, Phang-Na, Thailand

2014   Monologue, Bridge Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

2014   The Oasis of Freedom, V64 Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2012   Pinoy Artists – The Bangkok Art Experience 2012, The Embassy of the Philippines, Bangkok, Thailand

2011    I Am Hurt, Entrepot Fictief, Gent, Belgium

2009   8 Noodle, Aorkanai Studio, Bangkok, Thailand

2006   Free Range, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, England

2006   Straight from the Heart - Exile Art in North Staffordshire, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-           Trent, England

2005   Serenda, Bukwell Visual Arts Gallery, Javea, Spain

2005   Conjunction LA:05, The Moorland Gallery, Leek, England

 

Artist Residencies

2010   Artist at Work Project: Reflection, the Pikture Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Festivals

2016   Malasimbo Music and Art Festival, Puerto Galera, The Philippines

2015   Malasimbo Music and Art Festival, Puerto Galera, The Philippines

2014   Meeting of Styles, Hua-Hin, Thailand

 

Workshops

2014  GRIT in Mumbai, self-initiated art workshop with the children of the Maharashtra Seva Housing Society                Shastri Nagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, India

 

Live Painting

2014  The Art of Giving, collaboration with artist SATH, Hansar Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2014  Change and Charge, Brownstone Studios, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Prizes / Awards

2009   Winner of ‘Transforming Public Spaces - Change Bangkok’, photography competition, British Council,                    Bangkok, Thailand

 

Education

2011   M.A. Contemporary Thai Art History - with Merit, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England

2010   Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Art, Sunderland University, England

2006   B.A. (Hons) Fine Art - First Class Honors, Staffordshire University, England

 

Professional Experience

2014 - 2015   Lecturer on Colour Aesthetics at Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Architecture, INDA, Bangkok,                     Thailand

2012 - 2014   1st year adjunct professor at the International Department of Design and Architecture                                       (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2009 - 2012   Art Teacher, St. John’s International School, Bangkok, Thailand

2007 - 2008  Freelance collaborator with TA&DG (Thailand Art & Design Guide), Thailand