Chris Michael is an artist, researcher & lecturer living & working in London, UK.

Full CV: (PDF)
Short(ish) bio:

My research-led practice dives into ideas surrounding pop-culture fandom, amateurism, welfare, class & our collective experiences of digital reproduction — in a personal manner that is sincere, critical, thoughtful & lived.

My work has been exhibited and screened internationally at institutions such as the Chisenhale, Whitechapel, The Barbican & Southwark Park Galleries. I have worked alongside and spoken at South London Gallery, The Woodmill, UAL & Newham Council among others. I am a recipient of ACE funding (2013) & the RCA Fund Scholarship (2017) where my subsequent research project — Universal Credit Otaku — was published in 2019 by Metafauna. I am currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art on MA Visual Communication.
Education:

Royal College of Art [2017-19]
Goldsmiths [2010-13]
Central Saint Martins [2008-09]
Selected Previous (exhibs, screenings, broadcasts, etc.):

[2020]
What You Could Have Won (Screening), South London Gallery, London (info) & Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (info)
Home Movies (Screening), xviix.com (info)
Part of Free Cash (Programmed by Ruth Angel Edwards & Adam Gallagher), Cashmere Radio, Berlin (info)

[2019]
How Astra Worked Herself Into A Shoot (Broadcast), RTM, London (info)
BF Artist Film Festival — Fold, London (info)
Directions 01 (Screening) — Craft Shed, Basildon (info)
Show 2019 — Royal College of Art, London
Dave Day / Universal Credit Otaku Book Launch — All Hallows' Chruch (former Blackwing Studios), London (info)
Model & Countermodel (Lecture Series) — Huckletree (facilitated by New Genres), London (info)

[pre-2019]
Foodstuff — White City Community Centre, London (info)
I’m Alone, But Not Lonely — Waterstones (for Eeodo), London (info)
Open Film 2016 — Outpost, Norwich (info)
M25 (Screening) — Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais (info)
Arcade Peckham (Sound Performance) — South London Gallery, London (info)
Legalize It — Essex House, London
Film Screening — Whitechapel Gallery, London
LAN Party — Southwark Park Galleries (facilitated by The Woodmill), London (info)
21st Century (Screening) — Chisenhale Gallery, London (info)
Movies (Co-curated with Ben Clarke) — New Gallery, London
Awards:

RCA Fund Scholarship, Royal College of Art [2017]
Southwark Community Council Fund, Arts Council England [2013]
Selected Writing:

Universal Credit Otaku — Published by Metafauna [2019] (info)
Collecting images of LED displays here. Sometimes streaming on Twitch here.


Astra
A3 Colour Risograph Print [2018]