Michelle Kasprzak [CA]Moderator
Michelle Kasprzak is the resident moderator of FIBER’s Coded Matter(s) event series. With her witty and insightful style of moderating, she has the remarkable skill to make complex issues accessible to a broad audience.
Michelle is a Canadian curator, writer, and scholar who’s currently pursuing her doctorate on a full fellowship at the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering) and Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute on the subject area of social innovation in extreme scenarios. She is also currently teaching the Digital Cultures seminar for the Master of Education in Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, and teaching production and research methodologies at the Willem de Kooning Academy in the Open Design programme.
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 Boijmans Museum(Rotterdam, NL), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK), PACT Zollverein(Essen, DE).
She has written critical essays for HOLO, C Magazine, Volume, Spacing, CV Photo, Public, Mute, 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. 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.
She’s also an avid weightlifter with personal records of 80kg squat, 52.5kg bench press, and 90kg deadlift.