Michael Birchall
Fall 21-03

Dr. Michael Birchall is curator at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, where he is currently preparing solo exhibitions with Evan Ifekoya, Basel Abbas, and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. His curatorial practice and research concerns socially engaged art, performance, exhibition histories, and notions of publicness in museums. From 2016 to 2020, he was Curator of Public Practice at Tate Liverpool, where his exhibitions and projects included Christopher Kline’s O.K.—The Musical (2017), Sarah Browne’s Against Ordinary Language (2017), and Annika Eriksson’s Animal (2019). As a writer he has contributed to numerous publications including Art & the Public Sphere, Modern Painters, Frieze, On Curating, ArkenBulletin. He is currently preparing a publication for Routledge entitled Curating Socially Engaged Art: Labour and Production in Contemporary Art.