Born in Launceston, TAS. Lives and works between Melbourne, VIC and Berlin, DE.
Melanie Jame Wolf works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about flows of immaterial capital: social, cultural and affective. She examines these economies and entanglements through works for theatre, gallery and screen spaces.
Coming from a ten-year background in contemporary performance, Wolf’s work explores questions of ghosts, class, gender, the mechanics of narrative, sensuality and the body as a political riddle. Leaning into a hyper-stylised pop aesthetic, she is invested in humour as a strategy for critical possibility. She works with language in subliminal and surprising ways and with video & installation as an extension of her choreographic practice.
Her work has been presented at: HAU – Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; nGbK Berlin; The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial at Carriageworks, Sydney; Festival of Live Art, Melbourne; VAEFF Film Festival, NYC; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; Schwules Museum, Berlin; Sophiensaele, Berlin; Münchener Kammerspiele; Arts House, Melbourne; and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
She has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Fonds Darstellende Kunst and Creative Europe. Residencies have included Cite international des arts, Obsidian Coast and Arts House.