Michelle Teran

Michelle Teran © Jan Sprij 2010

Michelle Teran

Michelle Teran (CA) is an educator, artist, researcher and activist. She explores the interaction between media and social networks in urban environments.

Born in Canada, Michelle Teran is an educator, artist, researcher and activist. She is practice-oriented Research Professor Social Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy. Her research areas encompass socially engaged and site-specific art, transmedia storytelling, speculative fiction, counter-cartographies, social movements, urbanism, feminist practices, and critical pedagogy. She completed her doctorate in artistic research at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. She is the winner of several awards, including the Transmediale Award, the Turku2011 Digital Media & Art Grand Prix Award, Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention and the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition.


Older bio (w.r.t. V2_projects)

Michelle Teran develops performances via the staging of urban interventions such as guided tours, walks, open-air projections, participatory installations and happenings. She has talked, performed, exhibited at events and venues throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia such as the Transmediale Festival, Ars Electronica, ISEA, BEAP, V2, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Medialab Prado, Theater der Welt, Impakt Festival, CCCB/MACBA, SONAR,  ARCO International Art Fair, Vooruit, HAU2, Nabi, Performance Space, Waag Society for Old and New Media and the World Wide Web. She has completed residencies and commissions with several cultural institutions including Tesla (Berlin), Waag Society for Old and New Media (Amsterdam), Mobile Digital Commons Network (Montreal) , La Chambre Blanche (Quebec City)  and The Interactive Institute (Stockholm).

She has lectured and led workshops on topics such as the relation of artist, performer and audience to networked space and the urban topologies of space, place and non-place at several educational institutions including Bauhaus Universität (Weimar), Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Dance Unlimited (Amsterdam), Willem de Kooning Academie (Rotterdam) and Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen). She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including the Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention within the interactive art category, the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life Award and the Transmediale Award for 2010.


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