artist profile

Chicks on Speed are multidisciplinary cultural producers. They are pioneers in the cross pollination of Pop Music, Performance Art, Fashion and New Media.

Over the past 20 years, Chicks on Speed’s founding members Melissa Logan (USA) and Alex Murray-leslie (Australia) have worked between the worlds of Music, Art & Fashion, creating their own GESAMTKUNSTWERK.

Formed at the Munich Art Academy in 1997, they propelled themselves into the world of music, as a commercially functioning pop act, with a special mix of irony & electronic beats. They’ve collaborated widely in the world of Music and Art and media developement, with great artists and institutes as diverse as Thoughtworks,, Burton Snowboards, Douglas Gordon, Francesca Hapsburg, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Karl Lagerfeld and ZKM’s Peter Weibel.

They also have published books, regularly give talks and perform at international festivals.

In recent years the groups activities culminated in a series of large scale Live-Art performance extravaganzas, staged at key global museums and art events, including the 55th VeniceBiennale, Centre Pompidiou, MoMA, FACTLiverpool and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.