Tiziana La Melia est née à Palerme (Italie) en 1982. Elle vit et travaille à Vancouver, au Canada, notamment
comme invitée dans le territoire des peuples amérindiens Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Stó:l? et

Oscillant entre représentations et abstractions, ses travaux explorent les potentialités du langage, entrelaçant
le genre de l’autofiction et une pensée plus vaste sur l’archétype féminin.

Ses oeuvres ont récemment été montrées dans le cadre d’expositions personnelles telles que «Ambivalent Pleasures» à Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver) ; «Innocence at Home» au CSA Projects (Vancouver) ; «Domestic Like a Pre-raphelite Brotherhood» à Truth and Consequences(Genève), Johnny Suede, Damien and the Love Guru (Bruxelles) ; In the Land of Skeletons à la Galerie der Stadt
Schwaz (Schwaz) ; «The Eyelash and the Monochrome» à la Mercer Union (Toronto) ; «Lot» à The Apartment
(Vancouver), «Neck of Thirsty Flower» à Exercise (Vancouver), à Truth & Consequences (Genève) et «Broom Emotion»
à la galerie anne barrault, avec le commissaire Franck Balland.
Tiziana La Melia a aussi participé à des expositions collectives au Parc Saint Léger, hors les murs, à Nevers, à
l’Oakville Galleries, à la Division Gallery à Montréal, au Mint Project Space à Columbus, à la galerie Ghebaly à
Los Angeles...
Sa poésie et ses critiques sont parues dans les revues Art 21, The Interjection Calender, CMagazine, Agony
Klub, The Organism for Poetic Research, The Capilano Review, The LA Art Book Review et West Coast Line. En
2014 elle a remporté le prix «RBC Canadian Painting Competition».

Elle a publié en 2018 deux recueils de poésie aux éditions Talonbooks, intitulé “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”
et “Oral Like Cloaks, Dialect” publié par Blank Cheque Press.

Expositions en cours et futures

The poets have always preceded
Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver
26 janvier - 27 avril 2019

Super Natural
26 janvier - 3 mars 2019
Unit 17, Vancouver

Pastoral Love
Commissariat : Nils Alix-Tabeling
Lucas Hirsch gallery, Dusseldorf
9 mars - 10 mai 2019

Global Cows
Damien & The Love Guru
15 mars - 27 avril 2019

le scénario de la puanteur de Sainte-Agathe
Galerie Anne Barrault
18 avril - 11 mai 2019

Expositions personnelles

*collaborative exhibitions

2018 Cloudcuckooville, Soon.tw, Montreal *
2018 The pigeon looks for death in the space between the needle and the haystack, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC
2017 The pigeon looks for death in the space between the needle and the haystack, LECLERE Centre d'art,
Marseille, organized by Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani
2017 Johnny Suede, Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels *
2017 Broom Emotion, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, curated by Franck Balland
2015 Innocence at Home, CSA Projects, Vancouver, curated by Steffanie Ling
2014 The Eyelash and the Monochrome, Mercer Union, Toronto, curated by Georgina Jackson.
2014 Lot, The Apartment, Vancouver, curated by Lee Plested
2012 Neck of Thirsty Flower, Exercise, Vancouver
2011 Table of Contents (Accompanying Poem), Clint Roenisch, Toronto

Expositions collectives

2018 Sauvage, curated by Sonia d'Alto, Dom artspace, Palerme
2018 Annex, M+B, Los Angeles

2018 Drawing Now with galerie anne barrault, Paris
2018 Soot, Unit 17, Vancouver

2017 Garden Gossip, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, curated by Peta Rake *
2017 Nature's Way, Cooper Cole, Toronto
2017 Soot, Unit 17, Vancouver
2017 In the Land of Skeletons, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz
2017 DOMESTIC - like a preraphaelite brotherhood, Truth & Consequences, Geneva
2017 17:1, Unit 17, Vancouver
2017 Kamias Triennale, Quezon City, Philippines

2016 Vancouver Special Triennale: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016 Terminal 1, Western Front, Vancouver
2016 For You/And Me, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, curated by Ashleigh Bartlett
2016 A Pool is Water, Division Gallery, Montreal, curated by Loreta Lamargese
2016 nouveau, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris
2016 Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, curated by Frances Loeffler
2016 Still Life, Lycée Raoul Follereau/Parc Saint Léger, Nevers, curated by Franck Balland
2016 Enter the Fog, The Rooms, St. Johns, curated by Josée Drouin and Mireille Eagan
2016 Intensive Nesting, Division Gallery, Montreal, curated by Loreta Lamargese

2015 Glory Bead, Mint Project Space, Columbus, Ohio, curated by Cudelice Brazelton
2015 A Line In The Sand, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, curated by Eve Fowler
2015 Stopping the Sun in its Course, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Jesse McKee
2015 Hotter Than July 24th, Cooper Cole, Toronto
2015 Ultra-sensitive eyeballs tracing a silvery wake from purple to blue, Garden Avenue, Toronto, curated by Colin Miner
2015 Through a Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965-2015, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, curated by Amy Kazymerchyk
2015 Occasional Furniture, The Apartment, Vancouver

2014 Altered States, Macaulay & Co. Fine Arts, Vancouver
2014 Joan Dark, Western Front, Vancouver, curated by Jesse Birch
2014 A problem so big it needs other people, SBC Gallerie d'art Contemporain, Montreal, curated by cheyanne turions
2014 Every Evasion, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2013 Provisions, Xpace, Toronto, curated by Ellyn Walker
2013 The Intellection of Lady Spider House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, organized by Geoffrey Farmer
2013 On the Tip of my Tongue, Magasin 3, Stockholm. Collaborative film with Tamara Henderson
2013 Crystal Tongue, Exercise, Vancouver, curated by Amy Kazymerchyk

2012 Freedom of Assembly, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, curated by Matthew Hyland

2011 The Most She Weighed, The Least She Weighed, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, curated by Jen Hutton

2018 Reading at L'escalier, Montreal
2017 Third Friday Reading Series, People's Co-Op on Commercial Drive
2017 Island Dreams, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)
2017 What about the Children? Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels
2016 Moire Reading and Launch: What Shape of Purple, Art Metropole, Toronto
2016 Staring at the Ceiling, CAG, Vancouver
2016 Oral Like Cloaks, Dialect, Publication Studio, Vancouver
2016 The Eyelash and the Monochorome, Western Front, Vancouver
2015 Twilight of the Idols, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
2015 Reading at "Help Me Remember" (in conjunction with a solo exhibition by Julian Hou), galerie L'escalier,
Montreal, December 12, 5pm.
2014 Sci-pulp Poetics, Wendy's Subway, New York
2014 Rhythms & Forms, Poets Theatre, The Apartment, Vancouver
2014 Rumours, Model, Vancouver
2013 The Tent Shop: Scriviner's Monthly, The Western Front, Vancouver
2012 The Part of No Part: Costumes, 221A, Vancouver
2009 Readings for TV, Axelrod Project Space, Guelph
2009 Manifesto, University of Guelph, Guelph
2009 Avowal of What is Here, Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre, Saskatoon
2008 Best Friend Boys, 1067 Granville St, Organized by A23, Vancouver
2008 Legends/Translations, 1067 Granville St, Organized by A23, Vancouver
2007 KSW Emerging Poets Reading: Nikki Reimer, Mark Dahl, Jamie Denike & Tiziana La Melia, Spartacus
Books, Organized by the Kootney School of Writing, Vancouver
2006 Like Lick, Licked, Lotus Hotel, Organized by West Coast Line (Magazine Launch, No.48), Vancouver

2018 3 Pockets di Ogetti screened during Tamara Henderson: Out of Body, The Tate, UK
2016 Affinities: A series of performance, screenings, and conversations organized in conjunction to the Joan Jonas
exhibition From Away, DHC/ART, Montreal
2016 Unstill Objects & Lost Materials, Gallery S O, London, UK
2016 Padded Screen, Online video project in collaboration with Laurie Kang for inaugural issue of MICE Magazine
2015 Light Soluble Mediums, The Picture Show, New York
2015 Light Soluble Mediums: PDX Redux, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, Portland
2013 L'Hôtel de l'Exposition, Treize, Paris

2017 Clay Disease: New Blobs[1] of Time from Word to Work to Object, Accademia di Belli Arti di Napoli, Naples, (IT)
2017 The Marseille Cat, UBCO, Kelowna
2015 Staring at the Ceiling, ESAAB, Nevers (FR)
2015 SFU, School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver
2014 Mercer Union, Toronto
2012 Twilight Hour: Painters Talking About Painting, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2009 Avowal of What is Here, Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre, Saskatoon

2016 Diane Augaitis, Jesse McKee, et al.. Vancouver Special: AmbivalentPleasures. VancouverArt Gallery,
Vancouver, BC
2017 Silver, Erin. "Mending Walls: Imagining the Sovereign Subject in Contemporary Exhibition
Practices."Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. McGills-Queens University Press,
Edited by Martha Langford

2018 The Eyelash and the Monochrome. Talonbooks.
2016 Oral Like Cloaks, Dialect (Selected Writing 2005-2015). Publication Studio.
2008 Avowal of What is Here. Jackpine Press, Saskatoon. Collaboration w/ Ada Smailbegovic
2012 Page of Vapours Edited by Tiziana La Melia and co-published with Exercise Project Space
2012 Broom Emotion. 32 pages, Edition of 15, Self Published

2017 Nice Poem. Charcuterie September Issue. Edited by Bopha Chhay, Steffanie Ling, Eli Zibin
2017 Mouthwash. The Interjection Calender 04-17. Montez Press
2017 Sweaty Feelings. Agony Klub 2. Edited by Casey Wei.
2016 Excerpt from The Eyelash and the Monochrome. Art 21 Magazine, Nov/Oct Issue (online), Edited by Lee Plested
2016 A cute curse. Poetry is Dead, Issue 14: Intersections, Edited by Shazia Hafiz Ramji
2016 Case Studies. Tripwire Issue 12, edited by David Bucck
2016 A Brief Vacation, Rooms with a Review, (collected writings from the Critical Art Writing Ensemble II)
2016 Staring at the Ceiling, DYSFYCTION 3, Organised by Herzman Mellowville
2015 FLAR Report, C Magazine, Issue 128
2015 I lost my body at Plan D'eau, response to Waves for Nicolas Sasoon
2015 Would you rather have a peach or a painting of a peach? Letters to the Editors, Issue 29
2015 Walling the wall, dooring the door, flooring the floor, LA Art Book Review, Issue 5.0
2015 Voices On Her Cures, C Magazine, Issue 127
2015 Rearviews No. 3, C Magazine, Issue 126
2015 A few notes and citations, The Capilano Review Issue 3.27
2015 Is 1hr 1hr? Gallery text for Laurie Kang, 8-11 (also published in Entangles)
2014 The Part of No Part, Exhibition Catalogue, 221A and Brick Press, Organized by Dan Starling
2014 Infer in Furs, Gallery text for Emily Hill, Macaulay & Co. Fine Arts
2014 Thought Column for Joan the Saint, Night Papers V, Edited by Davida Nemeroff
2014 Lake Moods, The Lake, Organized by Maggie Groat
2014 Capilano Style Column, Not-poetry in Vancouver, The Capilano Review, Winter (with Rebecca Brewer)
2013 Postures, Millions Magazine, Issue 2. Edited by Tony Romano and Claire Greenshaw
2013 Lot, Gallery text for Sally Spath and Nestor Kruger, YYZ
2013 Room Motion, Gallery text for Effects of a Room, G Gallery
2013 OOMOTION, Pelt, Issue 2. Edited by Daniel C. Reimen, Ada Smailbegovic and Rachael Wilson
2011 The Hands of V&U. Pyramid Power, Issue 8. Edited by Rachelle Sawatsky, pp 54- 61, Vancouver
2010 Story About Making a Line. W2010. W magazine, Edited by the Kootney School of Writing
2005 for fun furnitures, pretty. West Coast Line No.48, Edited by Jerry Zaslove and Glen Lowry, pp. 57-59

2018 Ling, Steffanie. '10 Artists Who Work With Text', Canadian Art
2018 Balland, Franck. 'Capturing Desire', Art Press April
2017 Davies, Lyllian. 'Tiziana La Melia', Artforum September
2017 Kopp, Celine. 'Cursing the Edge', Code South Way #4
2017 Witt, Andrew. ‘Eccentric, Polymorphous, Abstract: Vancouver Art and other Mythologies of the Near-
Future’, The Mainlander, January 14
2017 Laurence, Robin. Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures sparks delight in dark times', The Georgia Straight, December 7
2016 Webb, Nancy. "A Pool is Water," C Magazine, Issue 132
2016 turions, cheyanne. “Evocative and Futile Fantasies of Nature Tamed”, Hyperallergic, April 1
2016 Moore, Lisa. "Enter the Fog," Canadian Art
2016 Kirsh, Jessica, "Intensive Nesting," Editorial Magazine
2015 Olauson, Ingrid. "Poems for Hairdressers," Issue Magazine
2015 Moser, Gaby. "Play on Words: Stopping the Sun in its Course," Canadian Art, August 20
2015 Kirzenbaum, Martha."The Vancouver Model," Flash Art, April 17
2015 Prata, Rosie. "Tiziana La Melia's Winking References," Canadian Art, January 7
2014 Sawatsky, Rachelle. “Yellow Snail,” Exhibition Essay for The Eyelash and the Monochrome, Mercer Union
2014 Adams, James. "Painter breathes new life into the craft," Globe and Mail, October 5
2014 Ross, Jacquelyn. "Artist Poetry, Poets Theatre," The Capilano Review, Issue 3.24, pp. 227-28
2014 Cwynar, Kari. "A Problem So Big It Needs Other People," C Magazine, Issue 122, pp.57-58
2014 turions, cheyanne. "Subjects as Things," http://cheyanneturions.wordpress.com
2013 Turner, Michael. "Crystal Tongue Defies Analysis In Vancouver," Canadian Art, June 12
2013 Ross, Jacquelyn. "Rehearsal for a Poem: A Conversation with Tiziana La Melia," C Magazine, Issue 117, pp.36-41
2011 Editors’ Pick, The Most She Weighed/The Least She Weighed, Magenta Magazine, Summer 2011, Volume 2, No.3

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