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. Currently she is a research fellow within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, 2010-2014. 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 (Madrid). She lives and works between Bergen and Berlin.
Michelle Teran is currently research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) where she is carrying out post-graduate studies within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme, from 2010-2014.
A selection of her artistic works can be found on a separate artistic projects page.
Mortgaged Lives: a film based on the Spanish housing crisis and fight for the right to housing (in production)
folgen: lecture performance about following.
Urban Takes Helsinki: narrative documentary about personal online archives and city spaces.
The Little Yellow House: a story about a little yellow house and the person who lives inside it. installation (in production)
For other current activities please visit the News section.