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Michael Hirschbichler

Postdoctoral Researcher

Michael Hirschbichler works on the threshold of art, architecture and anthropology. Moving between research and its speculative transformation and employing a wide range of media, he explores how cultural, social, political, religious and scientific narratives, mythologies and ideologies materialize and shape the spaces we live in. Michael studied at ETH Zurich and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and completed his doctoral dissertation on “Mythical Constructions” at Berlin University of the Arts UdK (published with Wamuth & Zohlen 2021). He was chief assistant and director of studies at Marc Angélil’s chair at ETH Zurich, a lecturer at HSLU Lucerne, the director of the Architecture Program at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, and is currently a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Moreover, Michael was an artist-in-residence at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome, YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, Binz39 Foundation in Zurich, Villa Kamogawa (Goethe Institut) in Kyoto and SACO (Goethe Institut and Institut Français) in Antofagasta. His work has been shown, among others, at Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), artQ13 (Rome), Kunstverein Ingolstadt, House of Architecture HDA (Graz), Helmhaus (Zurich) and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

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