Honor Harger and Michelle Kasprzak
Honor Harger and Michelle Kasprzak


5 APRIL 2012


Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world's greatest artists, filmmakers, thinkers and doers with the Lighthouse Monthly Talks. We are very pleased that leading curator, Michelle Kasprzak, was our April speaker.

Protocell Field by Philip Beesley - one of the artists showing in DEAF 2012, curated by Michelle Kasprzak
Protocell Field by Philip Beesley - one of the artists showing in DEAF 2012, curated by Michelle Kasprzak

Michelle Kasprzak is a Canadian curator and writer and is a major voice within international digital art. She is currently Curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media in the Netherlands, one of the world’s leading media arts organisations. She is in the midst of planning the next DEAF festival, which takes place in Rotterdam in May 2012.

Michelle gave a fascinating insight into her curatorial process, outlining why she thinks curating is more exciting now than it was even five years ago. She also gave us a sneak peak on some of the highlights of DEAF 2012.

Michelle has exhibited and lectured across North America and Europe. She has appeared in publications such as Wired UK and on radio and television. Most recently she delivered lectures at PICNIC in Amsterdam, transmediale festival in Berlin, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

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. In 2006, Michelle founded a leading blog on the subject of curating contemporary art, Curating.info. She is a member of IKT – the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

The shows she has curated have been shown worldwide, most recently at Cornerhouse, Holden Gallery and Urban Screens in Manchester, across Toronto as part of In-Site Toronto, at Canada House in London, in Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia and at the Virtual Museums of Canada.

Michelle is part of the curatorial team for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial of art and technology in California, as well as being at V2_.

View photos of the talk on our flickr page

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