Michael Stevenson

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Michael Stevenson, Signs and Wonders, Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015, zink chromate conversion coating on steel, aluminium, stretch fabric, screen printed aviation fabric, airline blankets, books, documents, HD video, dimensions variable, photograph Anders Sune Berg

Michael Stevenson, Signs and Wonders, Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015, zink chromate conversion coating on steel, aluminium, stretch fabric, screen printed aviation fabric, airline blankets, books, documents, HD video, dimensions variable, photograph Anders Sune Berg

Michael Stevenson, Fortune, Dojima River Biennale, Installation view, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, 2015, Original ‘Fortune’ magasine from March 1952, Banco de Guatemala presentation folder, printed paper, plexiglass & various plastics, steel, bronze, plasticine, fabric cloths, 1860 x 1200 x 900 mm

Michael Stevenson, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Installation view, Old Blind School, 8th Liverpool Biennial, 2014

Michael Stevenson, Proof of the Devil, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Michael Stevenson, Proof of the Devil, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Michael Stevenson, …in the Parlance of our Times & The Mouse and the Distressed Seller, 2013, ink on paper, 500 x 400 mm

Michael Stevenson, A Life of Crudity Vulgarity and Blindness, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2012, plexiglas, cardboard, wood, steel, mirror, buttermilk, sunlight, photograph Helena Schlichting

Michael Stevenson, A Life of Crudity Vulgarity and Blindness, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2012, plexiglas, cardboard, wood, steel, mirror, buttermilk, sunlight, photograph Helena Schlichting

Michael Stevenson, Art of the Eighties and Seventies, Installation view, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2005, clay, soil, steel, steel, wood, 13.7 x 13.7 x 5.8 m, photograph Achim Kukulies

Michael Stevenson, The gift (from ‘Argonauts of the Timor Sea’), 2004–06, aluminium, wood, rope, bamboo, tar, World War Two parachute and National Geographic magazines, Installation view, MCA, Sydney, 2011

Michael Stevenson, This is the Trekka, Installation view, New Zealand Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003, photograph Jens Ziehe

Michael Stevenson, Call Me Immendorff, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2000

Michael Stevenson, Signs and Wonders, Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015, zink chromate conversion coating on steel, aluminium, stretch fabric, screen printed aviation fabric, airline blankets, books, documents, HD video, dimensions variable, photograph Anders Sune Berg

Michael Stevenson, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Installation view, Old Blind School, 8th Liverpool Biennial, 2014

Michael Stevenson, Proof of the Devil, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Michael Stevenson, A Life of Crudity Vulgarity and Blindness, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2012, plexiglas, cardboard, wood, steel, mirror, buttermilk, sunlight, photograph Helena Schlichting

Michael Stevenson, Art of the Eighties and Seventies, Installation view, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2005, clay, soil, steel, steel, wood, 13.7 x 13.7 x 5.8 m, photograph Achim Kukulies

Michael Stevenson, This is the Trekka, Installation view, New Zealand Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003, photograph Jens Ziehe

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Michael Stevenson was born in New Zealand, 1964, and has been living and working in Berlin since 2000. Since 2011 he has held a Professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg, and beginning 2017 he is a visiting artist in the Masters programme at HEAD, Haute Ecole d’art et de design, Genève. Stevenson was awarded the New Zealand residency programme in 2002 at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and in 2006 was the Capp St. resident artist at the Wattis Institute CCA in San Francisco. In 2003 he was selected as New Zealand’s representative at the fiftieth Venice Biennale.

Michael Stevenson currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 
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Michael Stevenson, Signs and Wonders, Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015, zink chromate conversion coating on steel, aluminium, stretch fabric, screen printed aviation fabric, airline blankets, books, documents, HD video, dimensions variable, photograph Anders Sune Berg

Michael Stevenson, Signs and Wonders, Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015, zink chromate conversion coating on steel, aluminium, stretch fabric, screen printed aviation fabric, airline blankets, books, documents, HD video, dimensions variable, photograph Anders Sune Berg

Michael Stevenson, Fortune, Dojima River Biennale, Installation view, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, 2015, Original ‘Fortune’ magasine from March 1952, Banco de Guatemala presentation folder, printed paper, plexiglass & various plastics, steel, bronze, plasticine, fabric cloths, 1860 x 1200 x 900 mm

Michael Stevenson, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Installation view, Old Blind School, 8th Liverpool Biennial, 2014

Michael Stevenson, Proof of the Devil, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Michael Stevenson, Proof of the Devil, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Michael Stevenson, …in the Parlance of our Times & The Mouse and the Distressed Seller, 2013, ink on paper, 500 x 400 mm

Michael Stevenson, A Life of Crudity Vulgarity and Blindness, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2012, plexiglas, cardboard, wood, steel, mirror, buttermilk, sunlight, photograph Helena Schlichting

Michael Stevenson, A Life of Crudity Vulgarity and Blindness, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2012, plexiglas, cardboard, wood, steel, mirror, buttermilk, sunlight, photograph Helena Schlichting

Michael Stevenson, Art of the Eighties and Seventies, Installation view, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2005, clay, soil, steel, steel, wood, 13.7 x 13.7 x 5.8 m, photograph Achim Kukulies

Michael Stevenson, The gift (from ‘Argonauts of the Timor Sea’), 2004–06, aluminium, wood, rope, bamboo, tar, World War Two parachute and National Geographic magazines, Installation view, MCA, Sydney, 2011

Michael Stevenson, This is the Trekka, Installation view, New Zealand Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003, photograph Jens Ziehe

Michael Stevenson, Call Me Immendorff, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2000