Melina Ausikaitis
Chicago, IL
Born 1977

EDUCATION

2011 Master of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago

1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachussettes College of Art

SELECTED SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Long Distance Dedication: The Fall of Asclepius 4581, Regards, Chicago

2015
Melina Ausikaitis: Comfort Station, Chicago
Melina Ausikaitis: featuring Hubbard Street dancers Jonathan Frederickson and
Jonny McMillan, Hideout, Chicago

2014
Melina Ausikaitis: Singleman Affair’s Orpheatric Variety Show, Chicago

2013
Melina Ausikaitis: Three Walls, Chicago

2012
Melina Ausikaitis Solo Show: Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago

MUSIC PROJECTS

Joan of Arc: (Chicago Indie Rock Band) 2010 to present
2018 release 1984 consists almost entirely of songs written and sung by Ausikaitis
Aitis Music: 2011 to present

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2018
Artist in Residence Ace Hotel Chicago
Teenwolf in Room 418

Melina Ausikaitis for opening of Dymaxion Trajectories at Soccer Club Club.
Curated by Andrew Rafacz and Jeremy Bolen. Chicago. February.

2017
Featherproof Book presents: Zachary Schomburg and Melina Ausikaitis. Rainbo Club.
Chicago, IL. September
10X10 2017: live performance, print, and recording collaboration with Homeroom
Chicago, Experimental Sound Studio, and
Spudnik Press. Chicago
Joan of Arc presents: “Joan of Arc”. Art Institute of Chicago

2016
Reducing the Tempo to Zero: LAMPO performance – Ben Vida’s long-form
composition for four vocalists and electronics, Graham Foundation, Chicago
JOA20: Joan of Arc’s 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition, Elastic Arts, Chicago

2015
Melina Ausikaitis for Judith Geichman: Regards, Chicago
Cage Unrequited, with Joan of Arc for William Pope.L, Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago
Monday Me: Art Exhibition Organized by Kristen Van Deventer, Soccer Club Club,
Chicago
Notes on Empty Chairs (part 2) group performance curated by Kirsten Leenars:
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Joan of Arc Residency: The Hideout Chicago, IL. March
Yes Remixed: An Evening of Responsive Movements and Interventions (Latham
Zearfoss) Threewalls Gallery, Chicago
Direct Object/Direct Action (live with Acre TV): Threewalls Gallery, Chicago
Improv-Synth Night: curated by Dan Bitney (Tortoise). collaboration with Selina Trepp
and Matt Jencik. Empty Bottle, Chicago

2014
Threesome: collaboration with Selina Trepp and Katherine Trimble.Constellation,
Chicago
Melina Ausikaitis at Waiting for the Train by Selina Trepp, Comfort Station, Chicago
Music and Words, Words and Body, Body and Music: Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago
These are People: Hubbard Street Performance. UIC Pavilion, Chicago

ALBUM COVER ART

Owen: The King of Whys 2016
Joan of Arc: Oh Brother 2011
Aloha: Some Echoes 2006
Euphone: V 2005
Pit er Pat: Babies Are Tired 2004
Aloha: Here Comes Everyone 2004

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS and REVIEWS

2018
Gaca, Anna, “Joan of Arc’s 1984 Is an Odd Gem in a Catalog Full of Them”, SPIN, June 15

2017
Edwards, Lauren with Melina Ausikaitis. “Lauren Edwards Interviews Melina
Ausikaitis”, TEN