Melissa Cisneros (Tijuana, Mx., 1980) is an anarcho-conceptual artist capable of moving between different disciplines and crafts. She studied at the School for New Dance Development (2001-2003) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2004-2006) in Amsterdam. In 1999 she obtain a 2-year scholarship to study at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, graduating with an honorific mention.

Melissa’s art inserts itself in the events of everyday life, focusing overall in generating creative processes that at the end results in a final piece or situation with audience. Evidencing the multiple aspects involved in producing an artwork whilst coming into contact with different cultures, people and institutions, i.e. an artistic residency in the public space or a series of public workshops/interventions in different locations of Mexico City. By shifting contexts and roles that come into dialogue, she looks for different ways of living, understanding and re-signifying the body and art.

In 2010 she established La Mecedora, a nomadic and playful initiative that cherishes new ideas within body related art emerging in creative processes. As a young platform, La Mecedora counters economical discourses in art that focus on efficiency, time-pressure and final end products. Instead, it illuminates the rich and insightful path leading towards the eventual performance, dance or art piece whilst reflecting on how perceptions are conditioned by socio-economical factors.

Her work and research is constituted by a constant coming and going between artistic practice and theory; transit that is produce in the territory of the body.