Michael Birchall

Michael Birchall

Michael G. Birchall is a curator, writer and PhD candidate in Art, Critique & Social Practice at the University of Wolverhampton where he is researching the role of the curator as a producer in socially engaged practices. He has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. His texts were published in Frieze, Frieze d/e, thisistomorrow, C-Magazine, Modern Painters and various monographs and catalogues. Michael's recent curatorial projects include Wie geht's dir Stuttgart?/How are you doing Stuttgart? - at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Since 2012, he has been lecturing on the Curating Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and is co-publisher of the journal OnCurating. In 2015 he will curate an exhibition on socially engaged art, at the Exhibition Research Centre (ERC), at Liverpool John Moores University's School of Art and Design. He lives and works in Berlin.


Michael was Curator in Residence in Fire Station 23rd – 29th March 2015.

Listen to his talk at Fire Station here.

Photo credit: Wie geht's dir Stuttgart?/How are you doing Stuttgart? - Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2011