Michelle Kasprzak (CA/PL) is a curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has appeared in Wired UK, on radio and TV broadcasts by the BBC and CBC, and lectured at PICNIC. She founded one of the world's leading art curating blogs, Curating.info. She has written critical essays for Volume, C Magazine, Rhizome, CV Photo, Mute, Spacing, and many other media outlets.
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. She has a BFA in New Media (Ryerson University, 2000) and MA in Visual and Media Arts (Université du Québec à Montréal, 2006).
The results of her curatorial work have appeared in venues worldwide. Most recently, she was part of the curatorial team for the 2012 ZER01 Biennial in San Jose, California. She is also an active weightlifter with current personal records of 80 kg squat, 52.5 kg bench press, and 90 kg deadlift.
Michelle is currently Curator at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, and a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art).
Representation: The Next Speaker