Michelle Kasprzak is an artist, writer, curator, and teacher. She recently 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).
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 a sought-after moderator and event host, working most recently with FIBER Festival (Amsterdam), Leiden University, and The New Institute (Rotterdam).
She is currently teaching and supervising graduates at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the Willem de Kooning Academy, Hogeschool Rotterdam.
Contact: michelle at kasprzak dot ca