Michelle Teran is a Canadian-born artist whose practice explores media, performance and the urban environment. Her work critically engages media, connectivity and perception in the city. Her performances and installations repurpose the language of surveillance, cartography and social networks to construct unique scenarios that call conventional power and social relations into question.
She is the winner of the Transmediale Award, the Turku2011 Digital Media & Art Grand Prix Award, Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention (2005, 2010) and the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition. Since 2005, she lives and works in Berlin. She has exhibited and lectured internationally. Museum Folkwang (Essen), HAU2 (Berlin), The 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Triad Gallery (Seoul), SONAR Festival, CCCB/MACBA (Barcelona), ARCO International Art Fair (Madrid), Bolit Centre for Contemporary Art (Girona), Ars Electronica (Linz), Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Mois Multi Festival (Quebec City), ISEA 2002/2006/2011 (Nagoya, San Jose, Istanbul), CK (Skopia), Kosovo Art Gallery (Pristina), V2 (Rotterdam), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Mediations Biennale (Poznan), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago), Centro Parraga (Murcia), Vooruit Centrum (Gent), Today Art Museum (Bejing) as some examples. She has conducted workshops and seminars at the Kunsthochschule fur Medien Köln, Bauhaus Universität, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academie. Currently she is a research fellow within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, 2010-2013.