Alicja Melzacka

Curatorial advisor graduation project 2024

As an inde­pen­dent cura­tor and wri­ter, Alicja Melzacka has col­la­bo­ra­ted with artists and insti­tu­ti­ons in Belgium, Netherlands and beyond. Recent pro­jects inclu­de the solo exhi­bi­ti­on ‘Close Contact’ with Dominik Ritszel at Szara Gallery in Warsaw, the group exhi­bi­ti­on ‘Proxemities’ at La Box, Bourges (co-cura­ted with Patricia Couvet), and ‘Hypertext Hotel’ at SB34 in Brussels, which con­cei­ved of an exhi­bi­ti­on as a work of inter­ac­ti­ve fiction.

Her texts have accom­pa­nied mul­ti­ple exhi­bi­ti­ons and appe­a­red in artists’ books, cata­lo­gues and art press; some publis­hers inclu­de HART, KAJET Journal, BLOK Magazine, Onomatopee, Fantôme Verlag, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Wien. She is a co-foun­der of celad­or pro­ject spa­ce in Brussels and current curator-in-residence at Cas-co in Leuven.

From 2019 to 2023, she wor­ked at Jester (for­mer­ly CIAP and FLACC) in Hasselt and Genk, whe­re she sup­por­ted artists throug­hout their resi­d­en­cy pro­jects and cura­ted solo exhi­bi­ti­ons with Beny Wagner & Sasha Litvintseva, Marina Sula, Marianne Berenhaut, and Alexis Gautier. She was one of the coo­r­di­na­tors of the bian­nu­al artists’ books fair co-orga­ni­sed by Jester, KRIEG, and Oda Park.

She holds a dou­ble Bachelor’s degree in Art History as well as Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies from the University of Gdansk (2011−2015) and a Master’s degree in Arts and Heritage: Policy Management and Education from Maastricht University (2015−2016). In 2019, she com­ple­ted a post­gra­du­a­te pro­gram­me in Curatorial Studies at KASK School of Arts and Conservatorium in Ghent.