Dr. Michelle Kasprzak is an established contributor to the field of digital culture as a curator, educator, writer, and artist. Currently she is the Course Leader of the MA Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, as well as 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 for Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Michelle’s current creative practice spans writing, conceptual design, 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.

She is the founder of Little Earth Mountain Press, which soft-launched with the release of Blue 23, a tract responding to the series of Belgian Surrealist tracts called Correspondance. Further publications are forthcoming late 2024.

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