Lecture by Michael Smith
Michael Smith is a performance/video/installation artist known for his narrative-based projects featuring his performance personae, Mike and Baby IKKI. His work has been presented widely in a variety of contexts including museums, galleries, puppet festivals, theaters, night clubs, city streets, children’s parties, store windows, broadcast/cable television, and on the world wide web.
Most recently Smith exhibited at Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Skulptur Projekte Munster, Tate Modern in London, Manifesta11 in Zurich, Glasgow International and the Whitney Museum. In addition, he has also shown at Greene Naftali, New York City and Hales Gallery/Dan Gunn Gallery in London. Smith is the recipient of numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, an Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.
He has been teaching at the University of Texas at Austin since 2001, and currently lives in Brooklyn and Austin.
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