Melissa Amore

Melissa Bianca Amore is an international curator, art critic and independent scholar based in New York. Her primary area of enquiry surrounds the study of phenomenology, interactive spatial aesthetics and the limitations of perceived space. Amore has written for leading publications and authored exhibition catalogues for museums since 2005. She is one of the Founding Directors & Co-Curator for a non-profit arts organization titled Re-Sited, New York, dedicated to re-evaluating the psychology of the “exhibition site” – its particularities, materiality and direct relationship to the work of art.
Amore is a visiting critic/curator for selected institutions and organizations including, Residency Unlimited, New York. She has curated significant exhibitions for important museums and non-profit organizations since 2001 including, ThreeFold, a solo exhibition on Australian/American installation artist Natasha Johns-Messenger (as part of ISCP) at El Museo de Los Sures, New York, in 2016 and Bal Taschit Thou Shalt Not Destroy, which featured over thirty-five artists who examined religious belief systems by returning to the earliest readings of the Torah, the Talmud and biblical scriptures at the Jewish Museum of Australia in 2006. She was formerly the exhibition manager for a prominent contemporary art space in Melbourne, Australia for over seven years, where she managed many of Australia’s important contemporary artists’ portfolios and in 2012 she was appointed the Creative Director and the Senior Curator for a curated artfair, NotFair- Primal Mutation, launching emerging and established artists across the Asia pacific region.
Amore has also undertaken various roles at contemporary art spaces, including the Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, where she assisted the Australian team as part of the “Year of Australian Culture in China, for the
First Life Residency Project. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art Criticism and Writing, from the School of Visual Arts, New York and a degree in Philosophy, History of Ideas and Creative Writing (honors).