Dr. Michelle Kasprzak is an artist, writer, curator, and educator. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. In 2024, Michelle is also an invited seminar leader for the Digital Art department at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

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, 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.

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, having worked with VPRO, Het Nieuwe Instituut, FIBER Festival, and many others.

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).

Contact: michelle at kasprzak dot ca