Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer based in London. As Assistant Curator, Public Programmes at Serpentine Galleries, Taylor co-programmed the Galleries’ film, talks and performance series such as Park Nights 2017. Taylor has also has institutional experience at David Roberts Art Foundation and Camden Arts Centre, and has organised shows at: McKenna Museum of Art (New Orleans), Chisenhale Dance Space, Arcadia Missa, and Assembly Point (all London).
Taylor’s writing has been featured in anthologies such as: Gender, Space (Macmillian) ed. Aimee Meredith Cox as well as in periodicals such as Art Monthly. With artist Imran Perretta, Taylor has initiated not/no.w.here, an artist workers’ cooperative. Taylor co-facilitates the Art Magazines Reading Group and alongside Rowan Powell, Taylor runs PSS, a publisher of printed material which has recently launched Daniella Valz Gen’s poetry chapbook Subversive Economies and Victoria Sin’s performance relic, A View From Elsewhere. Taylor was a Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts (2018) and Curator in Residence at Wysing Art Centre (2019). In 2019 Taylor participated in the ‘Syllabus IV Gathering’ at Iniva, where they discussed their practice as a writer and curator, including their contribution to Victoria Sin’s Dream Babes and introduction to Sophia Al-Maria’s recent publication Sad Sack, which takes inspiration from Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’.
Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore exhibition-making as an exercise in syntax, adopting linguistic and grammatical structures within her installations as a way of complicating the construction of knowledge.