melissandre varin are an independant artist-researcher who use their identities as a Black non-binary co-parent to find, make and collect new routes and forms to/of knowledge creation and sharing.
melissandre most frequently use performance arts, moving images, installations and poetry to contribute in decolonising spaces by creating new assemblages of body/thing/space to address power imbalances.
They have recently been commissioned by Coventry Biennial, Slanguages, Fuel, Don’t Settle, Coventry Pride. melissandre is currently a trustee for Coventry Artspace.
melissandre recently left the Universities of Warwick and Luxembourg to continue research, making, and caring away from the institution. Before undertaking their PhD studies they studied at UCL in Environment and Sustainable development.
Assembler in “in-betweenness arts collective”
Making performances with Brussels-based pluridisciplinary artist Jennifer Lopes Santos
Coventry Artspace artist and member of Maokwo artist fusion.