Approved: 13.02.2008

Michael Day

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 13.02.2008

Michael Day is a contemporary artist based in Sheffield, UK. His practice is interdisciplinary and uses a wide range of media and technologies, including digital media, sound, installation, electronics and photography. Often, his practice positions itself between new media art and fine art, opening a conversation between the similar but often divergent approaches of these two related areas of art activity.

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Higher education, Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Curating
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Film & Video, Photography, Sound
 
 

Biography

Michael Day is a contemporary artist based in Sheffield, UK. His practice is interdisciplinary and uses a wide range of media and technologies, including digital media, sound, installation, electronics and photography. Often, his practice positions itself between new media art and fine art, opening a conversation between the similar but often divergent approaches of these two related areas of art activity. His work is characterised by a visual economy and sense of displaced distance from the viewer, often highlighting moments of transit, stasis, solitude in space, and the passage of time. Previously based in Cardiff, South Wales, he has exhibited and screened work in venues across the UK and in Europe, Mexico and the USA. He has collaborated with performance artist and NESTA fellow Eddie Ladd on a number of occasions, most recently on the touring show Cof Y Corff, commissioned and premiered at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He has participated in other collaborative projects with sound artist Neil Webb (UK) and most recently with artist Ipek Yeginsu (Turkey). His curatorial practice began with his participation in the Sheffield-based HAG (Host Artist's Group), co-developing and producing HAG exhibitions and screening programmes for four years until February 2008. During this time, he worked on HAG projects including Host 4: Cinema, a screening and DVD of short video works, Host 6: Beauty, a print project for the Sheffield Pavilion 2007, premiered at the Venice Biennale and Documenta XII, and Host 8: Observatory for the Art Sheffield 08: Yes / No / Other Options* citywide event. After leaving HAG, he has co-produced curatorial projects under the name Furlough. He is a fractional lecturer in fine art at Staffordshire University.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 1996 - BA (Hons) Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Newport Solo exhibitions 2012 - Loopholes, South Square Gallery, Bradford 2012 - Sequences, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2005 - Transit, Timebase Gallery, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, UK Group exhibitions 2011 - Ever Remote, Site Gallery, Sheffield 2011 - Ever Remote, South Square Gallery, Bradford 2011 - Michael Day & Nikola Uzunovski, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway 2011 - Prism 8, Orchard Centre, Sheffield 2011 - Th'Owd Towser, Holmfirth Festival, Holmfirth 2011 - We Are All In This Together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester 2010 - Cu, FutureEverything, Manchester 2010 - Örebro International Video Art Festival, Örebro, Sweden 2009 - 17 Days, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, US 2009 - A24D, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2009 - Host 9: Otherliness, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne 2009 - Piksel 09, Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway 2009 - Reading Experimental Film Festival, Rising Sun Institute, Reading 2009 - Short Shorts, Art In Unusual Spaces, 42 New Briggate, Leeds 2009 - Soup & Cinema, PSL (Project Space Leeds), Leeds 2008 - 17 Days, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, US 2008 - Durham Enlightenment Festival, Intermittent Light Walk, Durham City Centre, Durham 2008 - Host 07: Home Disco, Festival International du Premier Film, Annonay, France 2008 - If You Build It, They Will Come, g39, Cardiff 2008 - Sound:Space 2008, South Hill Park, Bracknell 2008 - World One Minutes, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 2008 - You've Got A Lot Of Explaining To Do, Common Room and BBC Big Screen, Leeds 2007 - A Little Bit Goes A Long Way, Consortium, Amsterdam, NL 2007 - Powerpointism, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2006 - 37 Seconds, BBC Big Screen, Liverpool 2006 - Good Point Well Made, End Gallery, Sheffield, UK 2006 - Wild Dog 4, The Space, London Curated projects 2011 - Off Duty, The Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester 2008 - Host 8: Observatory, Yes/No/Other Options, Art Sheffield 08, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield 2007 - Host 7: Home Disco, Host Artists Group, Touring Residencies 2011 - Guest Artist Residency, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder , Trondheim, Norway 2010 - Digital Media Lab Residency, Wilberforce Centre, Hull 2010 - LabCulture Residency, PVA MediaLab, Burton Bradstock, Dorset 2005 - Emerging Artists Residency, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull Publications 2008 - Transmission: Host, Artwords Press (Book) 2007 - The Sheffield Pavilion 2007