Michelle Kasprzak

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Michelle Kasprzak is an artist, writer, curator, and educator. Currently she is a Guest Curator for the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2023, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences).

As a curator, Michelle has produced exhibitions across North America and Europe, at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Future Flux Festival, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, ZERO1 Biennial, Cornerhouse, New Media Scotland, and others. She has written critical essays for HOLO, C Magazine, Volume, Spacing, CV Photo, Public, Mute, Blackflash, and several online journals on a wide range of subjects in the realm of contemporary culture. She has written for many exhibition catalogues, most recently contributing an essay on the work of Canadian artist Peter Flemming for a catalogue published by Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. From 2006-2015, Michelle was Editor-in-Chief of a leading blog on the subject of curating contemporary art, Curating.info. She is currently co-editing Commissioned Critique, an essay series for the Sandberg Instituut.

Michelle’s art practice spans video art, performance, photography, and digital media works. She most recently exhibited her work in the group show “Materializing the Internet” at MU (Eindhoven), and has benefited from the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Michelle is a sought-after moderator and event host, working most recently with the Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), Leiden University, and The New Institute (Rotterdam).

In 2020, she obtained her PhD with the UT Austin|Portugal CoLab, University of Porto. Her dissertation, Curating-with: Artistic Methodologies for Social Innovation and Community-focused Acts of Care, Maintenance, and Repair, was supervised by Sandra Silva (U Porto) and Chris Csíkszentmihályi (Cornell). (2022)