Melika Bass

Artadia Awardee

Melika Bass is a moving image artist who makes abstracted atmospheric film worlds, as well as immersive site-specific installations, often captured on 16mm celluloid, and featuring intricate, visceral soundscapes.

FILMS: Vardeldur (Sigur Ros’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment); Waking Things; Shoals; Songs from the Shed; Bulb in the Head; Story Ever Told; Asleep in the Deep; Holguin.

INSTALLATIONS: The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast; Slider; Nanty; Nocturama.

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition); Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Torino Film Festival, Italy; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Los Angeles Film Forum; Indie Lisboa, Portugal; CPH Dox Festival, Denmark; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; BFI London Film Festival; Athens International Film Festival; Segal Center for the Performing Arts, Montreal; Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany; Split Festival of New Film, Croatia.

AWARDS / APPOINTMENTS: 2 Media Arts Fellowships, Illinois Arts Council; Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Experimental Film Prize, Athens International Film Festival; Pick-Laudati Resident Artist, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University.