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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. Michelle Teran was 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. 
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 in Berlin.

A selection of her artistic works can be found on a separate artistic projects page.

Current projects:

Mortgaged Lives: a film that examines the experience of rupture, through the loss of a home, within the Spanish eviction crisis. “Mortgaged Lives” is her first film and part of an ongoing series that examines crisis subjectivities within the scope of recent political movements.
Rupture Sessions: a staged reading on the everyday realities of contemporary crisis, bringing personal experiences into more universal issues around social rupture and the disintegration of the home.
Folgen: lecture performance about following.
Folgen Archive – limited edition artist book.

For other current activities please visit the News section.