Melanie Cobham is a Uruguayan Visual Artist, Illustrator and Designer, currently living in Australia, whose work delves into individual and collective constructions of identity and perception, as well as its inevitable distortion. Venturing in a diverse range of media, and influenced by the work of Doris Salcedo, Cornelia Parker and Oscar Muñoz, she purposefully places her work under a lens, often imperceptible, that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, between hyperrealism and abstraction, between art and life.
Cobham has been formally working as an artist since 2010, and since then, she has studied Design, Fine Arts, Filmmaking, Photography, Communication and Jewelry making. Her widely diverse range of interests is often reflected in an all-encompassing practice, which spans across a vast array of media. She is currently studying a Master of Contemporary Art at the University of Melbourne, and actively participates in group shows, talks and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has collaborated with artists from different disciplines, and her work can still be seen in galleries across Vienna, Berlin and Uruguay.
Cobham has also done relevant work in Graphic and Industrial Design, Illustration, Writing, and Teaching, which continues to extended and endlessly enrich her practice.
2019 Satellite Anthem exhibition, curated by Dr. Kate Just. Assembly Point Exhibition Space, Creative Spaces Guild, Arts Precint, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Exhibition of the documentary A Media Agua with its music played live at the Anglo Theater, Uruguay.
2018 Atrium of the Municipality of Montevideo’s central building, LGBTQI pride week.
2018 Illustrations Market, 4th edition, Centro Cultural de España, Uruguay.
2018 llustrations Market, 2nd and 3rd editions, Uruguay.
2018 Sinergia Design, Uruguay.
2017 Takt Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2017 Exhibition of the documentary A Media Agua at ORT University, Uruguay.
2017 Improper Walls Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2017 Mainoeuvre Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 2014 Angelina Martínez, Uruguay
2012 An Exhibit on Nothing, Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay.
2012 The British Schools, Uruguay.
2017 Berliner Morgenpost
2014 La Citadina
2012 El Andén TV