Melina Sabalioti

Artistic curriculum vitae

School and education :
2001 – 2004: Birger-Forell elementary school
2004 –2007: Johann-Peter-Hebel elementary school
2007–2015: Robert-Jungk-Oberschule (comprehensive school with upper secondary school)
Graduation: Abitur (German university entrance qualification) in July 2015
2017–2021: Bachelor studies Berlin Technical College of Arts (BTK, UE), including two semesters of film and motion design and five semesters of illustration, Bachelor of Arts (final project in collaboration with Berlin cartoonist Markus Witzel, „Mawil“)
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Practical experience:
Workshops I assisted (selection) :
November 2003: “Perfect World” and “The Olympic Idea”. Assistance of Pantelis Sabaliotis, lecturer for „Jugend im Museum”
May 2009: “Africa!”. Workshop by Mansour Ciss Kanakassy in cooperation with “Galerie Wedding Kunst & Interkultur“
September 2010: “Kids Guernica”. Workshop at the Bildhauerwerkstatt Osloer Straße, Project Fund Cultural Education (Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung)
Since January 2020: As an assistant to the artist Stephan Reichmann at “Art Night” events
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Prizes and awards (selection) :
2003: Winner at the creative competition “Tempo’s creative world“, sponsors: “Tempo handkerchiefs”, Filmpark Munich
2004: 3rd prize at the ideas competition: „Rauchen macht arm“ („smoking makes you poor“), sponsor: District Office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf of Berlin
2004/05: 1st prize at the cartoon competition „Umwelt? – Natürlich!“ (“Environment? – Naturally!“), sponsors: “DIE ZEIT – Für die Schule“ and „Studienkreis“
2010: 4th prize at the ideas competition: „Hip und fit – statt Qualm und Sprit“ („Hip und fit – instead of smoke and booze“), sponsor: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district office of Berlin
2016: 2nd prize at the creative competition “Legal Highs – legal, illegal, nicht egal” („Legal Highs – legal, illegal, not indifferent“), sponsor: BKK Landesverband Bayern, Team Gesundheit GmbH
Internships:
February 2009: Student internship at the “Galerie Wedding Kunst & Interkultur”
August 2016 – September 2016: Internship at the “Wildau Verlag GmbH“, publishing house of the Technical University Wildau
August 2019 – September 2019: Internship at the “Wildau Verlag GmbH“, publishing house of the Technical University of Wildau
Exhibitions:
December 2018 – January 2019: Symviossi at the Berlin Wassergalerie
Sept. 14, 2019: Joint exhibition with Katia David, Stephan Reichmann and Slatko at the gallery „Im Leeren Raum“, part of the Berlin Art Week 2019
Freelance assignments / experience:
Illustrations for the publishing house “Wildau GmbH” (Gregory Bond: “Activating Business English – New Methods for Teachers and Trainers”, print medium, published 2016, Wildau, Germany)
Illustrations for the publishing house “BerlinToGo“
Illustrations for the international magazine “Frankly – The Fulbright Alumni e.V. Magazine, Issue 2020, No. 13, print medium/online medium, published 2020, Berlin, Germany
“Wimmelbild”-illustration ( a „hidden object picture“ for a private client, volunteer of the soup kitchen as a gift for the soup kitchen Lichtenrade) in May 2021
I created one of 15 individual posters for the project “Hope Punk!” by “Comic Invasion Berlin” (CIB), an urban treasure hunt, exposed in August/September 2021  in Berlin
Current projects:
Since 2020: illustrations and text for my own graphic novel A midsummer nights, not yet published

Scholarship:
July 2019 – August 2019: Scholar at the Fulbright Summer Institute in the USA. Participation in the workshop „Communicating Across Disciplines: New Approaches for Applied Sciences” October 2021: Scholarship of the Akademie der Kindermedien, Erfurt

 

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Titel Driving Home (POV)
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Titel Eating cake with a little golden butter, they never really knew that I got here from the gutter
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Titel Slumber Party
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Titel Softies I (for Tristan)
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Titel Into the Wild
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Titel “Hope Punk!” (Page 11 for Comic Invasion Berlin)
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Titel East of Eden (Fawn Version)
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