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email: a.e.melzacka[at]
linkedin: alicjamelzacka
instagram: melzacka_alicja

selected publications:


Hypertext Hotel
e-literature / exhibition text
interactive fiction co-written with Kendal Beynon and Peter Lemmens

Els Martens, in to me see - in to me sea 
artist's book
text accompanying Els Martens' new photographic series; published by MER


Tytuł Roboczy
exhibition text
accompanying the duo exhibition of Kornel Janczy and Bartek Buczek at Piana Gallery, Krakow

Mine de rien
exhibition catalogue
accompanying the exhibition by Marianne Berenhaut at CIAP and C-mine, Genk
with texts by Barbara Cuglietta, Alicja Melzacka, Louise Osieka; edited by Alicja Melzacka

Rosa rosa rosae rose
artist's book
contribution to a volume edited by Pauline Hatzigeorgiou


collaboration with Ingel Vaikla
published in KAJET Jornal, issue 5

Auditing Intimacy
by Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence
artist's book
introductory text on the practice of Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly, published by Fantôme Verlag

Moving with the shape of an eight 
by Alexis Gautier
artist's book
with contributions by Brian Dillon, Nico Dockx, Alicja Melzacka, Louise Osieka, Laure Prouvost and Eva Wittocx

To never show evidence of excitement
part of 'Rosa Rosae Rosae Rosae', curated by Pauline Hatzigeorgiou at Maison Pelgrims, Brussels

You may never know what's causing
all the traffic
exhibition text
on the occassion of Marina Sula's solo show at CIAP (19.06–11.09)

Exit Strategies And A Stand Alone Complex
annotations/ essay
collaboration with Peter Lemmens, within the scope of his PhD research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp


Die Losen Enden
exhibition text
accompanying the solo exhibition of Laureline Lé at Raum fur Kunst, Aachen

 ̶ex̶h̶i̶b̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶  screenplay
accompaying Julien Meert's solo exhibition at KRIEG, Hasselt
republished by H-ART in 'Kunst
in Quarantaine' issue

accompanying Ingel Vaikla's solo exhibition 'Shapes and Distances' at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Translated to Estonian by Keiu Krikmann and republished in Sirp, issue May/2020


The map is not the Territory
text-collage & concrete floorplan, 
part of the exhibition at B32, Maastricht, 07.11–01.12   

with Ingel Vaikla,     

BLOK Magazine

Yesterday, it wasn't here 
notes from a working visit to Kharkiv
and Kyiv, organised by IZOLYATSIA, II Biennale for Young Art in Ukraine, and Flanders Art Institute.

Incendio by Antonio Vega Macotela 
exhibition text
text accompanying Antonio Vega Macotela's solo exhibition at CIAP, Hasselt.

Meshing the ordinary
exhibition text
accompanuing the duo exhibition of Laureline Lê and Dana Saez at Gravieranstalt, Aachen

Word of mouth – with Ella De Burca
report/studio visit
in collaboration with GUEST ROOMS and Maxime Gourdon


exhibition catalogue
accompanying the titular exhibition at CIAP, Hasselt with contributions by Sara Bachour, Anais Chabeur, Kornel Janczy, Alicja Melzacka; edited by Alicja Melzacka

in collaboration with GUEST ROOMS and Maxime Gourdon

Mapping the invisible 
parasitic publication/ insert        
'Somewhere in Between', BOZAR

State of Statelessness
artist's book
accompanying the titular exhibition at ISELP, Brussels, with contributions by Sabrina Chou, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrely), Alicja Melzacka, Yuki Okumura, Meggy Rustamova, Eléonore Saintagnan, Gen Ueda, Beny Wagner; edited by Alicja Melzacka

in 'Sense and Sensibility', edited by Pernilla Ellens, published by Onomatopee


On 'being together apart'
on Ann Veronica Janssen's work 
in the catalogue 'Wan de Wereld'
PARCUM, Heverlee

artist's book 
by Inge Nabuurs & Erwin van Doorn, published by Onomatopee

Emmaneuelle Querain at KRIEG, Hasselt review 
published in H-ART #164-165

From 2017-2020, I was part of Nowhere Collective. Together with contributing guests, we published five zines, exploring the relationship between publishing and exhibiting. You can browse the zines here.

selected curatorial projects:

Hypertext Hotel at SB34 Clovis, Brussels;

group exhibition/ collective work of interactive fiction, with Henry Andersen, Kendal Beynon, Bartek Buczek, Shelley Jackson, Daniel Jacoby, Peter Lemmens, Stuart Moulthrop; 25.11.2022-14.01.2023

Dominik Ritszel, Full Contact at Galeria Szara, Warsaw, 03.06-08.07.2023

Proxemities at La Box, Bourges;
group exhibition with Alaa Mansour, Ana Zvyaghintseva, Harun Farocki, Naïmé Perrette and Rokko Miyoshi; co-curated with Patricia Couvet, 17.03-15.04.2023

Liquid Structures, film programme co-curated with Nona Markarian, Batumi Urban Agenda, Batumi, 16-18.09.2022

Alexis Gautier, Riding High in the Reading Saddle at CIAP, Genk, 21.05.-07.08.2022

Marianne Berenhaut, Mine de rien at CIAP, Genk, in collaboration with C-mine, 23.10.2021-16.01.2022

Marina Sula, You may never know what’s causing all this traffic at CIAP, Genk, 19.06–11.09.2021

Beny Wagner & Sasha Litvintseva,
A Demonstration
, co-curated with Louise Osieka at CIAP, Genk, 17.01–14.03.2021

Art Au Centre, Liége:
#9 with Bram van Meervelde, 02.06.- 31.08.22
#8 with Ella De Burca, 03.02.-30.04.22
#6 with Hilde Borgermans 03.06-31.08.21
#5 with Christy Westhovens, 04.02-30.04.21
#4 with Emile Hermans, 08.10-31.12.20

Letters from the south as part of the Wrong online biennale, 01.11.19-01.03.2020

Ghislaine Leung, VIOLETS 3 at Netwerk Aalst, 28.09.-14.12.2019

orphaned ideas with  Sara Bachour, Anaïs Chabeur, Emile Hermans, Kornel Janczy, Rokko Miyoshi, Ingel Vaikla, and Julita Wójcik
at CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt, 17.11-17.02. 2018

with Sabrina Chou, Marijke De Roover,the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly),Yuki Okumura, Meggy Rustamova,Eléonore Saintagnan, Gen Ueda, Jonathan Vinel, Justyna Wierzchowiecka & Beny Wagner at ISELP, Brussels, 12.05-07.07.2018

Full CV on inquiry.