Screenings / Exhibitions

Athens International Film & Video Festival

Profile: Melika Bass, 67th Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany.  Two solo showcase programs of short films directed by Melika Bass, Turn the Garden featured in Opening Night Program, plus a Q & A with Tanja Vrvilo.

Best of the Chicago Underground Film Festival Special Virtual Edition

George Lindsay UNA Film Festival 
Vangaurd Section
Florence, Alabama

Zagreb, Croatia

Video Installation
Forbes Digital Plaza

Solo Screening
Headroom Film Series
University of Iowa

Opening Night Program: Histories & Futures
with films by Colleen Smith, Deborah Stratman / Barbara Hammer, Nazli Dinçel
Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

Solo Screening
Gothic Fictions 
Silver Eye Center of Photography

FLEX Film Festival

The Female Gaze
alongside films by Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen, Martha Colburn, Jodie Mack, and Laura Kraning
Images and Views of Alternative Cinema

Human Rights Film Festival
Zagreb, Croatia

Chicago International Film Festival

10th BAMcinemaFest
Brooklyn, New York

Cairo, Egypt

International Competition
64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen


April 6
Devotional Animals
Solo Screening
Conversations at the Edge
Gene Siskel Film Center

January 31 – May 9
New Sensory Cinema
Weekly Public Lecture / Screening Series
Gene Siskel Film Center


June 17-19, 24-26
Sick by Seven
A Red Orchid Theatre

June 2
Rudzienko Screening with Melika Bass
Public Lecture
Arts Club of Chicago

May 26
CFA Media Mixer with Coppice
Chicago Film Archives

April 10
Roots & Culture 10th Anniversary Screening

March 16
Expanding Frames
Ann Arbor Film Festival


September 18 – 20
Special Exhibitions Screening
EXPO Chicago

September 10
Lunchtime Lecture: Visual Art Fall Arts Preview 
Arts Club Chicago

May 9
Screening the Speculative
Screening + Panel
New Museum  , NYC

January – April 19
The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast
Solo Exhibition
Hyde Park Art Center


November 19
Interdisciplinary Gallery Talk
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Block Museum

November 2
Solo Screening 
Los Angeles Film Forum

September 23
Avantgarde ist keine Strömung IV
Leipzig Cinematheque,  Germany

July 9
Prairie Gothic: Films by Melika Bass
Screening + Talk
Art Kino,  Rijeka, Croatia

July 6
Prairie Gothic: Films by Melika Bass
Screening  + Dialogue with Tanja Vrvilo,  Invisible Cinema Series
Kino Tuškanac, Zagreb, Croatia

March 26
Music Videos in Competition
Ann Arbor Film Festival


November 3 – December 16
Slider Chamber
Solo Exhibition
Iceberg Projects

November 12
Summerstock (Phoebe & Nanty)
site-specific video installation
in Outside the Screen
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

August 24
Nordic Focus Programme
Prizren, Kosovo

July 18
Films by Melika Bass 
The Least Foreign Films:  Current Chicago Image Makers
Doc Films, University of Chicago

May 10 – June 2
The Presence of Absence
Contemporary Arts Council
Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago

April 27
Kino der Kunst
Munich, Germany

April 12
Sunspot Cinema
Orlando, Florida

April 4-28
Mecal Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain

March 30
Flatpack Film Festival
Birmingham, England

February 23-March 16
CAVE, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit

Dance on Camera Festival
Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York


Sigur Ros’s Valtari Mystery Film Experimentfeaturing Varðeldur.
Selected Worldwide screenings:
IndieScreen (New York), Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), Indie Lisboa Film Festival (Portugal), Kino Rifraff (Switzerland), Kino Siska (Slovenia), Rovaniemen Cinema (Finland), Cambridge Picturehouse (England), Instanbul International Film Festival (Turkey), Canadian Film Institute (Canada), Ancienne Belgique (Belgium), Goethe Institut (Vietnam), Bloor Cinema (Canada), CPH Dox Film Festival (Denmark), Filmtheatre Valentin (Germany), OFFF Barcelona (Spain), Glasgow Film Theatre (Scotland), International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium), Northwest Film Forum (Seattle), Madeira Micro International Film Festival (Portugal), Bio Oko (Czech Republic), McMurdo Station (Antartica), and many more.

Video Guerrilha, San Paulo/Rio De Janiero/Brasilia, Brazil

Valtari Mystery Film Experiment , BFI London Film Festival, England

A Hole is to Dig: Performance-based Film/Video from Chicago, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles

Slider, solo exhibition BOLT Project Space, Chicago

Nocturama, solo exhibition, Comfort Station, Chicago

Screening the Local, Historical, and Surreal, Evanston Art Center

They Live by NightChicago Underground Film Festival

Athens International Film Festival, Ohio

Bijou Cinema, Iowa City, Iowa

COIL Festival, PS 122, New York

Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York


Torino Film Festival, Italy

Requiem for Waking ThingsAftermathBolt Project Space Chicago

Union Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Requiem for Waking ThingsMDW Fall Showcase, Chicago

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville, North Carolina

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago

Contemplative Cinema Series, Dallas, Texas

Fusebox Festival, Austin, Texas

Cinema Series, Binghamton University, New York

DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, Texas

Nightingale Theater, Chicago

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan

UBS 12×12 Solo Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Cinema Space, Segal Center, Montréal, Canada

Anthology Film Archives, New York

Union Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Space Gallery, Portland, Maine


Northwest Film Center, Portland, Oregon

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Louisiana

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Michigan

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan

Media Lounge, CAA, Chicago, Illniois


Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia

Ox Bow School of Art, Michigan

Big Muddy Film Festival, Illinois

Cinequest Film Festival, California


Harold Arts Center, Ohio

Egilsstadir Experimental Film & Video Festival, Iceland

Galleria FAFA, Helsinki, Finland

Around the Coyote, Chicago, Illinois

Looptopia, Chicago, Illinois

Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, California

Artists Television Access, San Francisco, California

New Vision Cinema Series, New York, New York


ATA Film Festival, San Francisco, California

AV Aerie, Chicago, Illinois

Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, Illinois

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois


Busker Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Almada International Dance Festival, Cinema Showcase, Portugal


The Ice Factory, Chicago, Illinois


Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, North Carolina


Festival de la Cultura Iberoamericana, Holguin, Cuba