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Born in Schwandorf, Bavaria and based in Saarbruecken, Germany, artist Melanie Windl creates site-specific, large-scale installations that incorporate expressions of spatiality with sound, light, interaction, and object. Working at the intersection of analog and digital art, Melanie Windl‘s projects are equally informed by the investigation of new technologies and materials. The multimodality of her work accumulates in vivid environments with notions of the interrelationship between humans, their artificial surroundings and nature.
Windl has collaborated with numerous artist residencies and international art fairs internationally, Artist Association Upper Valais, Switzerland; Schleswig-Holsteinisches Kuenstlerhaus Eckernfoerde, Germany; Kunststation Delden, Netherlands; Biennale for Arts and Technology, Norway; Kunstverein Akku Uster, Switzerland; Lademoen Kunstnerverkstaeder, Norway, Tokyo Experimental Festival, Japan; Arte Artist Association Turku, Finland; Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany, among others.
Melanie Windl studied fine arts at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Saarbrücken from 2005 to 2012, from 2010 as a master student. This was followed by studies in sound art composition from 2013 to 2015 at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz.
She was head of the Ruhr University Bochum's music centre with a focus on intermedial art.