Visual Arts Lecture Series: Michael Portnoy

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Michael Portnoy sits at a staged table comically holding broccoli.

Photo by Ernst van Deursen, courtesy of Stedelijk Museum.

The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Join Michael Portnoy, lead faculty for Behaviour Swarm, for this talk.                                    

 

Michael Portnoy

Michael is a New York-based visual and performing artist. Coming from a background in dance and experimental comedy, his performance-based work employs a variety of media: from participatory installations to theater, sculpture, video, writing, painting, and curation. He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries and theaters, including most recently Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Akademie der Künste der Welte, Cologne; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Playground, STUK, Leuven; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; The Kitchen, New York; dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel; 11th Baltic Triennial (co-curator), Vilnius; and the Taipei Biennial, Taipei. He is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy.