About the Reviewer
Melanie Pocock is Curator at Ikon Gallery. Together with Director Jonathan Watkins, she is responsible for the gallery’s artistic programme, including exhibitions, commissions and publications. Prior to joining Ikon, Pocock was Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore (2014 – 19), where she organised more than sixty exhibitions with local, regional and international artists. Among her curatorial projects at the ICA were ‘Dissolving Margins’ (2018–19), ‘Native Revisions’ (2017) and ‘Countershadows (tactics in evasion)’ (2014), a trilogy of exhibitions exploring paradoxical aesthetics in contemporary art, as well as collaborations with the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2015), Palais de Tokyo (2015 – 16), and the Singapore Biennale (2016 and 2018). Pocock is also a writer and contributes regularly to international publications and media, including Art-Agenda, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Monthly, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, LEAP, Ocula, The Financial Times, divan | Journal of Accounts, Journal of Curatorial Studies and Third Text. In 2014, she edited and co-wrote the first monograph on the work of Malaysian artist Shooshie Sulaiman, published by Kerber Verlag. Pocock is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and holds an MA (Distinction) in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.