Michelle Kasprzak was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She completed her BFA in New Media at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario in 2000, and in 2006 completed her MA in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Currently she is pursuing her doctorate on the subject area of innovation in extreme scenarios. She is also currently teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy in the Open Design Minor programme.
Following a decade of practice as a visual artist, her current focus is primarily on writing and curating.She has written critical essays for C Magazine, Volume, Spacing, CV Photo, Public,Mute, From 2006-2015, Michelle was Editor-in-Chief of a leading blog on the subject of curating contemporary art, Curating.info, which was featured in the LabforCulture publication, Cultural Bloggers Interviewed. Michelle is also an active weightlifter with current personal records of 85 kg squat, 52.5 kg bench press, and 90 kg deadlift.
During the Festival:
Michelle Kasprzak will act as moderator during the panel The Memory of Technology x The Future on Sunday 01 November.