my first monographic publication is now available to order at the webshop of Verlag für moderne Kunst:

or you can contact me directly for a signed copy




Skin, that membrane that separates the inside from the outside, absorbs particles of what it has touched. When there is a high concentration of metals in the soil, snails will accumulate some of the material in their viscera, or green oxidized hues will color someone’s finger where once there was a ring. These traces represent contacts, transmutations of matter that appear almost imperceptible. In grasping the swift motions of copper and the slowness in a trail of mucus, Melanie Ender’s work is one of encounters and meeting places, of matter caught in a state of continuous flux. (Mariel Vela García)

The publication offers a first monographic overview of the work of Vienna-based artist Melanie Ender. In addition to a foreword by Sabine Folie, a conversation between Cornelia Lein and Melanie Ender as well as an essay by Mariel Vela Garcia, the book brings together sculptures, poems and installations from the years 2016-2023.


Texts by Sabine Folie, Mariel Vela García, Cornelia Lein & Melanie Ender

Edited by Melanie Ender

Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2024

ISBN 978-3-99153-065-7