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  1. Melanie Ubaldo (b. 1992, Philippines) is an Icelandic artist based in Reykjavik.          In Ubaldo's work image and text are inextricably linked, where deconstructionist paintings incorporate text with graffiti like vandalism oftentimes of her own crude experiences of others preconceptions, thus exposing the power of immediate unreflected judgment. She is the a co-founder of Lucky 3, a collective of Icelandic artists of Filipino origins.

  2. CV

    Education:

    2020- Currently studying MA Fine Arts, Iceland University of the Arts

    2013-2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Iceland University of the Arts

    2015 Universität der Künste Berlin, Erasmus exchange, Germany

    2009-2011 Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti, Art Major

    2007-2009 Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð, IB Studies

  3. Solo Exhibitions:

    Upcoming March 2021 Untitled exhibition, Gallery Gudmundsdottir, Berlin, Germany

    Upcoming May 2021 Wind Weather Window Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

    2020 What are you doing in Iceland with your face?, Inclusive Public Space - Reykjavik City Library, Iceland

    2015 litla sæta asíska stelpan, Kubburinn, Iceland Academy of the Arts

    2015 roll a week,Gallerí Tukt, Hitt Húsið, Reykjavik

  4. Group Exhibitions/Activities:

    Upcoming June 2021 Untitled group show with Platform Gátt, Norræna Húsið, Reykjavik, Iceland

    2020 Ég læt ekki spila með mig/I won't let them fool me, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, Hjalteyri, Iceland

    2020 Vestur í bláinn, Mjódd, Reykjavik, Iceland

    2019-2020 Lucky Me? Kling og Bang, Marshall House, Reykjavik Iceland

    2019 Reacción A Islandia, Pavilion Nordico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    2019 Fögnum fjölbreytileikanum-Barnamenningarhátið, Collaborative artist, Gerðasafn - Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland

    2018-19 Inclusively Exclusive - Cycle Music and Arts Festival, Gerðarsafn -            Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland

    2018 Cryptopian States - Cycle Music and Arts Festival, Residence of the              Ambassador of Iceland to Germany, Berlin, Germany

    2017 Málverk- ekki miðill/Painting- Not a Medium, Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

    2017 Slæmur félagsskapur / Bad Company, Kling & Bang, Marshall House, Reykjavik, Iceland

    2016 Ytri Höfnin, BA Graduation Show, Reykjavik Art Museum

    2016 NO SOLO, Skaftfell Center of Visual Arts, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

    2016 Being Boring, recreation of Baldessari’s I will not make any more boring art, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik 

    2011 Graduation Exhibition, Gerðuberg, Reykjavik

    2010 Student Exhibition, Gallerí Tukt, Hitt Húsið, Reykjavik

  5. Grants/Awards

    2020 Myndlistarsjóður, Project grant

    2020 Listamannalaun, Artist salary, Artists' Salary Fund

    2019 Myndlistarsjóður, Project grant

    2019 Myndstef, Project grant