From her studio in Cologne, Melike Kara proposes a journey through her new work presented in the exhibition Risquons-Tout, in which she explores identity as something constructed, embodied and always in flux. M HKA curator Anne-Claire Schmitz will talk with the artist, addressing her work’s relationship to painting, history and collective memory.
The conversation will be moderated by Senior Curator Zoë Gray.
Melike Kara lives and works in Cologne. She attended the Düsseldorf Academy of Art from 2007 until 2014, where she studied under artist Rosemarie Trockel. Her most recent solo exhibitions include No friends but the Mountains at Kunstverein Göttingen (2020); My Beloved Wide Valley at Arcadia Missa, London (2019); New Work at FKAWDW, Rotterdam (2019); and A Taste of Parsley at Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2018).
Anne-Claire Schmitz is a curator based in Brussels, recently appointed senior curator at M UHKA, Antwerp. In 2019, she curated Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys’ exhibition Mondo Cane for the Belgian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. From 2012 until the summer of 2019, she developed and programmed La Loge in Brussels. Schmitz was also previously curator at FKAWDW, Rotterdam.