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Malissa Anne Canez Sabus: Decolonizing Land(mind) scapes, Melancholy and Mysticism; Architecture of the Self.

Malissa Canez Sabus (1988, US/LU) is an interdisciplinary artist and designer currently residing in Amsterdam, NL. She holds an MA in interior Architecture, a BFA in intermedia studies and has a background in cooking and gardening. Working with/in the boundaries of art and architecture, she investigates alternative methodologies for producing and conceiving spaces of relation. With environment, ecology and the decolonization of Land(mind)Scapes at the core of her interests her work often examines the marginal and border spaces between cultivated space and spaces of wilderness, places where nature/culture co-emerge into living and thriving realities, she questions whether such spaces can be seen as a potential platform for healing human/earth relations within the context of the urban landscape.


2016-2018 Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut, MA Interior Architecture, Amsterdam NL
2011-2012 RMIT, shoemaking and construction, Melbourne, VIC Australia
2006-2010 Intermedia Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art,
Portland OR, USA


2018 Thursday-Night- Live Garden Broadcasts 4, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam NL
2018 Interview, 2 UNLIMITED Broadcast on JAJAJANEENEENEE, De Appel, Amsterdam NL

2016 Printmaking Residency, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, NL
2016 General Printmaking Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee BL
2015 Workshop, What is the Animated Image? Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee BL


2017 Idea, Rehearsal performance for Kyungmin Oh, Platform L, Seoul SK
2017 A Hero’s Banquet, design and performance for Shih-Hui Hung, Station Noord, Amsterdam NL
2016 Memory well, candy making in exchange for a memory, Rietveld Pavillon, Amsterdam, NL

Group Shows

2018 Event Horizon, Klaproos, Amsterdam NL
2018 Self-Build Universes, Hangar, Lisbon, PT
2018 Let’s Sleep On It, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam NL
2018 Una Visita Guiada, De Fabriek, Eindhoven NL
2018 Unequal Club, De School, Amsterdam NL
2017 Instant Composition II, Port Nord, Chalon-sur-Saone FR
2017 Thought grafting + Tropes of a Palm, Botanische Tuin Zuidas, Amsterdam NL
2017 SALSA, Paleis Van Mieris, Amsterdam NL
2017 JAM, Neverneverland, Amsterdam NL
2016 Black-out, De School, Amsterdam NL
2016 Instant Composition I, Extra City, Antwerp BE