Michael Birchall is a curator, writer and PhD candidate. He has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Frieze d/e, thisistomorrow, Modern Painters and C-Magazine as well as various catalogues and journals.Michael is a lecturer on the Curating Program at the Zurich University of the Arts, and is co-publisher of the journal "On Curating". Forthcoming projects include: "Exhibiting the Social" at the ERC in Liverpool, and together with the Zurich Kunsthalle, "They Printed It! Invitation cards, press releases, inserts and other forms of artistic (self-) marketing". He lives and works in Berlin.