In his practice, Michiel Huijben (NL, 1985) reads, writes and speaks, always departing from architecture and its objects. Perhaps his performative talks are a way for him to intervene in the seemingly rigid and unchangeable architecture of his immediate environment.
He studied fine art at the St. Joost academy in Breda (Bfa) and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (Mfa), where he finished in 2008. In 2013, he did a short track residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, followed by an MA in architectural history and theory at the Cass, London. Shortly after, he started the publishing project Flat i.
In recent years, his work has been presented at , a.o. De Appel, Amsterdam; Extrapool, Nijmegen; Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam; W-O-L-K-E, Brussels; Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam; Min-, Rotterdam; Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp; Cass School of Architecture, London; Matt’s Gallery, London; That Might Be Right, Brussels and Enough Room for Space HQ, Brussels.
He has lectured at several institutions and currently teaches artistic research at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, where he lives and works.
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