Michelle Kasprzak's views on contemporary art curating


About the author: Michelle Kasprzak is a Canadian curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the creator and sole author of, which she founded in 2006. She is also a Curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Project Director at McLuhan in Europe 2011, and a member of IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

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

In 2006, she was awarded a curatorial research residency at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, and in 2010 she attended the Summer Seminars for Art Curators in Yerevan, Armenia. She has written critical essays for CV Photo, Public, Mute, Blackflash, Spacing, and several online journals on a wide range of subjects in the realm of contemporary culture. Her writing has appeared in anthologies and exhibition catalogues in both Canada and Europe.

The results of her curatorial work have appeared in venues worldwide, most recently as a series of six new commissions across Toronto as part of In-Site Toronto; at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, (Rotterdam, the Netherlands); Canada House (London, UK); Holden Gallery (Manchester, UK); Federation Square (Melbourne, Australia); and the Virtual Museums of Canada/Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada).

For further details about Michelle's work, please visit her personal website:

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this site are Michelle Kasprzak’s personal views - which means they have no relation to the views, policies, or practices of Michelle Kasprzak’s current or past employers and collaborators.

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Images used on this site are either taken by the site owner or have been sourced as Creative Commons images. Image credits: ajari, Dawn Endico, yomi955, moriza, Yusuke Kawasaki, anaulin, ***claire***, Irish Typepad, aloshbennett, terren in Virginia, Rachie Lea, Jonathanb1989, EssjayNZ, tinkernoonoo, silkegb, Kaela4.
Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • 2011-01-19