Nata a Toronto, Canada, 1979.

Solo Exhibitions
Melanie Gilligan - Crisis in the Credit System & Popular Unrest, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Melanie Gilligan - Popular Unrest, Galleria Franco Soffiantino, Turin, Italy.

Melanie Gilligan - Popular Unrest, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Melanie Gilligan - Popular Unrest, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Melanie Gilligan, Einzelausstellung im Rahmen von Die Letzten ihrer Art, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Melanie Gilligan, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Self-Capital, solo exhibition, Franco Soffiantino Gallery.
Crisis in the Credit System, solo exhibition, Nice and Fit, Berlin.
Five Scripts, a book commissioned by Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard University (forthcoming).

Crisis in the Credit System, a four-part drama about the financial crisis released on the internet, commissioned and produced by Artangel.
Prison for Objects, solo exhibition, installation and performance, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Prairial, Year 215, performance presented at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Prairial, Year 215, performance presented at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

Prairial, Year 215 as part of the program The Commune, Serpentine Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions
Popular Unrest, Cold War for Love, Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Bilbao, Spain.
Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain

Depression, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Holland.
Talk Show, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Melanie Gilligan, Michael Stevenson and Emily Wardill, International Project Space, Birmingham.
Climate for Change, FACT, Liverpool.
The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, Sculpture Center, New York.
Our Economies, Casco, Utrecht.
Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London.
Crisis in the Credit System, screening at Artists Television Access, San Francisco.

TINA, The Drawing Room, London, curated by Olivia Plender.
Section7books, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria, Spain.
The Emancipated Spectator, artist project in Cross Section, Glasgow International Festival catalogue.

The Sensible Stage, Media Art Bath, Bath, UK.
Image Coming Soon, Orchard Gallery, New York.
Art Now Live, Tate Britain, London.
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, curated by Emily Pethick.
Genesis I�m Sorry, collaboration with Merlin Carpenter, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.
La Commune, Serpentine Gallery, London.
Radio Daniele, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, curated by John Kelsey and Christopher Williams.

The Galleries Show (with Greene Naftali Gallery), Extra City, Antwerp.
Motore Immobile, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.
New Labour, Columbia University, New York.

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition, New York.

Tourettes, curated by Stuart Bailey and Will Holder, Amsterdam.
Tracce di un Seminario, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Via Farini, Milan.

Open Access, curated by Angela Vettese, The Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como.

Education, Residencies and Awards
Vincitrice del Premio Illy Present Future, Artissima 17
Triangle Arts Trust Residency, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro.

Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York.
Van Lier Fellowship, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.

Fondazione Antonio Ratti Residency, Como.

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London � BA Hons Fine Art.

Foundation Arts Course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.