Australian artist, currently based in Europe

N° Siret : 814 585 741 00022
N° Maison des Artistes : R824395

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions
2021 Nina Queissner & Melissa Ryke: Sonic Driftwood, Kiosk, Ghent BE
2015 Melissa Ryke – Atelier 2, Campus Arts Plastique, Tourcoing FR
2014 Threefold: There are oceans and waves and wires and wires between us – Seventh Gallery, Melbourne AU
2013 Threefold: Made Up Dreams – Boxcopy, Brisbane, AU
2012 Threefold – Under the Radar, Brisbane Festival, AU
2011 I Could Carry You Home – Level ARI, Brisbane AU

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Art Up! Foire d’Art Contemporain, Lille FR
2020 Interiorities – sonic experiments and documents from lockdown. Run by Kate Carr and streamed on RTM.FM London, UK
2020 Switch 2020, Nenagh, IE
2020 Bus Radio, Melbourne, AU
2020 Ars Electronica, Drums Radio, Kepler’s Garden, Linz AT
2019 That’s Something, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing FR
2019 Art Up! Foire d’Art Contemporain, Lille FR
2018 Portes Ouvertes, Le Carré des Artistes, Lille FR
2016 Flipside, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing FR
2016 Esprit d’Equipe – Maison Folie Hospice Havré, Tourcoing AU
2015 #28 MOVEMENT – Screen Space, Melbourne AU
2015 Trace[s] – Cinéma l’Univers, Lille FR
2015 Bad Seeds – l’Hybride, Lille FR
2014 Sans Titre: Take it esa – Journées du Patrimoines, 47 rue Victor Hugo, Tourcoing FR
2014 Bad Seeds – La Cave, Tourcoing FR
2014 Exactitude is not truth – Galerie Commune, Tourcoing FR
2014 Like a bath of warm milk – with l’Heure Exquise at Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, FR
2013 Arc Medi/Emoi with Emmanuel Van der Auwera – Galerie 36 Bis, Tourcoing, FR
2012 Cleanskins – Level ARI, The Hangar, Brisbane, AU
2011 Cross-Stitch: You Are Everything I Want You To Be – !MetroArts, AU
2011 Fresher – Inbetweenspaces, AU
2011 Now We Are Six – The Block at QUT Kelvin Grove, AU
2011 HOMEBODIES – Jaune Projects, AU
2010 2high Festival – Brisbane Powerhouse, AU
2010 Vinculum – H Block Gallery at QUT Kelvin Grove, AU
2010 Wom+n Form and Function – The Tidy Gallery, AU
2010 Light Relief – The Block at QUT Creative Industries Precinct, AU
2010 Fresher C_nts – Inbetweenspaces, AU
2010 Introspection – Brisbane Institute of Art, AU
2010 Obsession – !MetroArts, AU
2009 Box – Persistence Works Gallery, UK
2007 cAbaReT – Suncorp Piazza, AU

Awards & Grants
2019 Career Development Grants for Individuals – Australia Council for the Arts
2019 Bourse de Creation – Conseil Regionale Hauts-de-France
2017 Arts Queensland Individuals Fund
2015 Fellowship Grant – ESA France
2011 Eyeline Art Magazine Award
2011 Accommodation Scholarship – QUT
2010 Research Scholarship – QUT Creative Industries Precinct
2009 Deans List of Academic Achievements – QUT

Publications
Eckhardt, Julia. 2021. Drift. Exhibition essay, commissioned by Kiosk Ghent.
Ryke, Melissa. 2021. What is embodied listening? How is embodied listening situated in the everyday experience? How can it brought into creative practices? Encounter in Resonance, a collective interview hosted by Martine Huvenne with guest speakers Kate Carr, Angus Carlyle, Holger Schulze and Nicolas Becker.
Ryke, Melissa. 2016. Flipside. La Gallerie Commune exhibition catalogue.
Ryke, Melissa. 2015. Roll. Runway Australian Experimental Art, issue #28 MOVEMENT.
McDade, Maggie. 2013. Close is not close enough: Threefold and Collaboration. Boxcopy Gallery Catalogue.

Residencies
2019 Talkie Walkie Walkie Talkie, Fructose, Dunkirk
2018-present Le Carré des Artistes, Lille
2016 Atelier at La Malterie, Lille, February-July
2016 Error, LCCA, Riga, Latvia
2013 Boxcopy Summer Residency, Brisbane, December 2012-February 2013

​Professional Experience
2018 – present Teacher – Ecole Supérieure d’Art Nord Pas de Calais, Tourcoing & Dunkirk
2019 Curator, That’s Something, La Galerie Commune Tourcoing
2019 Sessional Art, Culture and Creativity Teacher – IESEG, Lille
2017 & 2015 Subtitles and translator for Pekka Niskanen
2017 Receptionist and Invigilator – Palais de Beaux Arts, Lille
2017 Script Supervisor (for Ewan Golder) ) – Le Fresnoy
2016 Curator, Flipside, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing FR
2016 Script Supervisor (for Alexandre Guerre) – Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2015 Artist assistant (for Jonathan Pêpe) – Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2014 Script Supervisor (for Léo Pacquelet) – Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2014 Animation assistant (for Kai Chun Chiang) – Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2011 Co-Curator for QUT Honours exhibition: Now We Are Six – Creative Industries Precinct QUT
2011 Catalogue Designer for QUT Honours exhibition – Creative Industries Precinct QUT
2011 Co-Director and Curator for Jaune Projects
2010 Sound Artist for Sensing at The Edge – State Library of Queensland
2010 Promotional Manager – Post Datum Artist Group
2010 Catalogue Designer for exhibition: Vinculum – Creative Industries Precinct QUT
2010 Co-Director of exhibition: Vinculum – Creative Industries Precinct QUT
2010 Gallery Installation Assistant – MAAP
2010 – 2011 Gallery Intern – Boxcopy

Education
2020 European Postgraduate in Art in Sound, KASK School of Art, Ghent, BE
2015 DNSEP (Masters in Fine Art) – Ecole Superieure d’Art Nord pas de Calais, Tourcoing, FR
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Honours (Visual Arts) First Class Honours – Queensland University of Technology, AU
2009 Exchange Program, Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Arts) – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
2007 Diploma of Visual Art – Southbank Institute of Technology, AU

Languages
English: Mother tongue
French: fluent