Melissa Schwarz

Interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher.


Melissa Schwarz is a German interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher, based in London.

Her research and practice is mainly concerned with topics around ecology, environments and speculative futures. As such she examines socio-political narratives, nature concepts and multiverse theories. She creates work which uses different media for her poetic storytelling, from more traditional mediums to 3D.

Melissa is an Associate Lecturer at The University of the Arts London,  teaching on MA Interaction Design at LCC as well as in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at LCF.  She is also an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London on MA Design Expanded Practice.


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Praksis                                                                       August - September 2024
Oslo, Norway
| Resident Artist as part of the residency theme ‘Your pleasure, our pain’           

Hqi                                                                         September - Dezember 2023
London, UK
| Resident Artist                                                       

SíM Residency                                                                     April – June 2022
Reykjavík, Iceland                                                           
| Artistic research project investigating reforestation efforts in Iceland


Radical Landscapes                                October 2023 - Feburary 2024
London, UK
| Artist Commission with Hervisions at the William Morris Gallery

Desire Generation                                                                         April 2023
London, UK
| Group show with DIGI-GXL at Dalston Superstore

What are men to rocks and mountains             June – October 2022
Nijmegen, The Netherlands                                 
| Group show at Platform P-OST

tunglið, tunglið taktu mig                                                           May 2022 
Reykjavík, Iceland 
| Group show with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists

Visceral Realities Exhibition                                             December 2021
London, UK
| London College of Communication MA ID Final Show

Ars Electronica - The View From Somewhere       September 2021
Linz, Austria
| Desktop Cinema screening

CTRL-ALT-DEL SMC:Real Time Exhibition             December 2020
London, UK
| Group Exhibition Foubert’s Place Carnaby

Aesthetica Short Film Festival                                     November 2019
York, UK

| LCF Showcase screening


MA Interaction Design Communication  
| University of the Arts London (UK) 2020 – 2021

BA(Hons) Fashion Styling and Production  
| University of the Arts London (UK) 2017 – 2020

BA English and Philosophy
| University of Stuttgart (DE) 2015 – 2017