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Malissa is a creative practitioner with a background in interior architecture, fine arts, cooking and gardening. Exercising techniques of transformation, her work investigates and proposes alternative methodologies for producing and conceiving spaces of relation. Such practice draws from the recognition of and engagement within the spiritual aspect of human experience, intuitive knowledge and an interest in various self healing modalities. Further, such practice is interested in the decolonization of land(mind)scapes and questions the affects of epistemological structures within the frame of “world making.” With a dedication to environmental and ecological preservation and the protection of non- anthropocentric beings, her work often examines the marginal and border spaces between cultivated space and spaces of wilderness; places where nature/culture co-emerge into living realities. The distinction between cultivated space and spaces of wilderness are not just represented by their physicality, but rather understood as a metaphor for psychic, emotional and spiritual space within the individual and collective alike. Thus she sees the active embodied engagement with/in such spaces as a platform for healing interspecies - human/earth - relations.

Malissa is also apart of the collective
FABULOUS FUTURE

Education

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

Talks

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

Residencies
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

Performance

2018 Landscape of rocks, moss and flowers, food performance for 'Perspectives', Kunstfort Vijehuizen, NL
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

2019 Is Everything Okay?, Casanumber0, Amsterdam, NL
2019 Perspectives, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, NL
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