Melissa Gould (USA)


Melissa Gould (MeGo) is a New York-based conceptual artist whose work centers around history and memory and often deals with issues related to the Holocaust and World War II.

The experience of a year spent in Berlin, Germany from 1986-87 had a dramatic impact on her creative vision and remains a significant catalyst for much of her work–memorials examining the incorporation of anti-Semitism into everyday life in pre-War Germany and Austria.

She was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. and Rome, Italy and has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, including the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Museu D’Art Contemporani de
Barcelona (MACBA).

Other exhibition venues have included: Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin; the Imperial War Museum, London; Apollohuis Gallery, Holland; Palac Sztuki, Krakow, Poland; Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts;
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; White Box Gallery, New York City; International Print Center, New York City; Artists Space, New York City, Exit Art, New York City and elsewhere in the United States and Germany.

Melissa Gould was awarded a 1998 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYF A) Artists’ Fellowship in the category of Architecture/Environmental Structures.

She has also been the recipient of art residencies at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Djerassi Program in California.

She is represented in the collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Melissa Gould participates in

  • Le Musee divisioniste – the global museum
  • Mirror at the Bottom – artists portraying themselves
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

  • A Virtual Memorial
  • Memorial for the Victims of Terror
    curated by Agricola de Cologne