In his performative practice Michiel Huijben (NL, 1985) reads, writes and speaks about architecture and its objects. His performative talks are a way for him to intervene in the seemingly rigid and unchangeable architecture of his immediate environment.
Michiel 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. He also founded the publishing project Flat i.
In recent years, his work has been presented internationally at, among other places: Kunsthalle Basel; Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; die Angewandte, Vienna; De Appel, Amsterdam; W-O-L-K-E, Brussels; Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam; Min-, Rotterdam; Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp; Cass School of Architecture, London; Matt’s Gallery, London; and That Might Be Right, Brussels.
He has lectured at several educational institutions and currently teaches artistic research at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, where he lives and works.
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