Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Mike Sperlinger

Mike Sperlinger

Mike Sperlinger is a writer and curator based in Oslo. As well as teaching at Piet Zwart, he is currently Professor of Writing at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art. He has written many catalogue texts, including recently for exhibitions by Ed Atkins, Ruth Buchanan and Gerard Byrne, and has also contributed to a variety of publications including Afterall, Dot Dot Dot, Radical Philosophy and Texte zur Kunst. He is the editor of several publications, including Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art (2005), Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango (about the British band Felt, together with artist Christian Flamm, 2010), Here Is Information. Mobilise (a selection of writings by the late artist Ian White 2016) and TRACKS: An Anthology (a selection from a 1970s journal of artists’ writings, together with original editor Herbert George, 2017). Previously he was Assistant Director of LUX (www.lux.org.uk), a London-based organisation for artists working with the moving image, for more than a decade and has subsequently produced several films. He has organised many screenings and exhibitions including the group show ‘Let’s Take Back Our Space’ (Focal Point Gallery, Southend, 2009) and co-curating German artist Marianne Wex’s exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2012).