Michelle Kasprzak is a Canadian curator, writer, and scholar. Currently she is pursuing her doctorate on a full fellowship at the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering) and Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute on the subject area of social innovation in extreme scenarios.
Michelle has exhibited and lectured across North America and Europe. She has appeared in publications such as Wired UK and on radio and television broadcasts on the BBC and CBC. Most recently she has delivered lectures at Boijmans Museum (Rotterdam, NL), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE).
Following a decade of practice as a visual artist, her current focus is primarily on writing and curating. In 2006, she was awarded a curatorial research residency at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, in 2010 she attended the Summer Seminars for Art Curators in Yerevan, Armenia, and in 2011 was a guest of the BAM International Visitor’s Programme in Flanders.
She has written critical essays for HOLO, C Magazine, Volume, Spacing, CV Photo, Public, Mute, and several online journals on a wide range of subjects in the realm of contemporary culture. Her writing has appeared in anthologies and exhibition catalogues in both Canada and Europe. From 2006-2015, Michelle was Editor-in-Chief of a leading blog on the subject of curating contemporary art, Curating.info, which was featured in the LabforCulture publication, Cultural Bloggers Interviewed.
The results of her curatorial work have appeared in venues worldwide, most recently at the Kasseler Kunstverein and the ZERO1 Biennial (San Jose, US). Michelle has held a range of curatorial roles at organizations such as V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, and New Media Scotland.
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