Jo Melvin
Curator in Residence

Jo Melvin’s research visit has been conceived with a view to developing a project with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios for 2017. She will spend time visiting various archives and sites of interest around Spoleto and Umbria, paying particular attention to the archive of Giovanni Carandente held at the Palazzo Collicola.

Melvin is a curator and writer, Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London and during 2015-16 senior research fellow at the Henry Moore Institute Leeds. Recent projects include ‘Animal, Vegetable Mineral’ Waddington Custot Gallery, 2016, Feb-May 2016,  ‘Christine Kozlov: Information No Theory’ at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Dec 2015 -Feb 2016, ‘Five Issues of Studio International’ Raven Row, London, 2015, ‘Palindromes: Barry Flanagan and John Latham’ at Flat Time House, London 2015, and ‘The Xerox Book’ Paula Cooper Gallery New York, 2015. Recent catalogue essays include “Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptualism” at the Stedijk Museum, Amsterdam and “British Art and Conceptualism 1966-1979” Tate Britain. She is currently working on a monograph on Noel Forster, “The Seth Siegelaub Source Book”, published König late 2016 and working on the catalogue raisoneé of the sculptor Barry Flanagan to be published by Modern Art Press in 2018.